Old-fashioned cakes are very delicious and healthy. Every family will have their own recipes which are passed on from generations to generations. These recipes will be kept as a secret & it will have one special ingredient as their USP. Ingredients are mostly from their own kitchen, spices like cinnamon, cardamom, cloves etc., and fruits and vegetables like apple, banana, pineapple, carrots, pumpkins etc., and dry fruits like dates, figs, raisins, sultanas, nuts, cashews, almonds, walnuts etc., are used for baking and sometimes they are seasonal too.
All time kids’ favourite chocolate cake never gets old and it is still in demand . Another most popular old-fashioned cake is Rich Plum Cake, for which spices, nuts, dry fruits & raisins along with ginger peel, lemon peels, are soaked 2 to 3 months in advance in matured rum and are most popular during Christmas & New Year and also served in Christian weddings along with wine. Few old-fashioned cakes to name are Vanilla sponge & Victoria sponge, then we have the Classic & the Coffee pound cakes, in the Classic pound cake rich cream cheese is used, and then we have the banana walnut, apple walnut, delicious lemon, the healthier carrot & cinnamon cakes, almond cakes etc.,
These old-fashioned cakes are originally prepared in homes using home made butter and they are baked for the family gatherings, birthdays and for the weekends. These cake recipes definitely needs a come back.