Jan 06, 2011

Burnt Sugar Bundt Recipe + Baked Explorations Book Giveaway

By: Amy Atlas, in Recipes, Swag

We have a great “treat” for you today…Matt and Renato of Baked are sharing their amazing Burnt Sugar Bundt Cake recipe from their new book Baked Explorations. I adore the Baked guys and call on Matt and Renato often for delicious homespun goodies for parties.  Matt and Renato are known for putting a modern spin on traditional desserts. This modern play on the classic bundt recipe is a perfect example of that.  I love how the recipe incorporates coconut milk for an extra moist cake.  I’m also a sucker for anything with caramel frosting since that was the first thing my grandma taught me to bake when making her famous Rocky Road Cake.

But before we dive into this blissful bundt recipe, the Baked guys have another treat for you. They are giving away a copy of Baked Explorations to one lucky reader.  This book is filled with some of their best goodies, like sweet and salty brownies, grasshopper bars, and banana cream pie.  It is a must-have for both novice and experienced bakers. To enter, mention your favorite old fashioned treat in the comment area below.  The winner will be randomly picked and announced on Wednesday.

Okay, on to this delish recipe… Enjoy!

Burnt Sugar Bundt Cake Recipe

For the Burnt Sugar Liquid
½ cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream
Approximately 3/4 cup coconut milk
1 ½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice

For the Bundt Cake
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 ¼  cups unsalted butter (2. sticks) cut
into 1-inch cubes, at room temperature
2 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Burnt Sugar Liquid (see above)

For the Caramel Rum Frosting
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
2 tablespoons dark rum
2 1?3 cups confectioners’ sugar
Burnt Sugar Liquid (see above)

Make the Burnt Sugar Liquid
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, slowly melt the sugar. Use a wooden spoon to stir it continuously to ensure even melting. When the sugar turns a dark caramel color, remove the pan from the heat and slowly stream in the cream while continuing to stir (don’t worry if mixture starts to clump). Return the pan to medium heat and stir until completely combined; cook for 2 minutes longer, stirring. Transfer the burnt caramel mixture to at least a 2-cup heatproof liquid measuring cup (like Pyrex) and add enough coconut milk to make 1 1/4 cups liquid. Add the lemon juice. Whisk to combine, divide the mixture in half, and set both portions aside.

Make the Bundt Cake
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Generously spray the inside of a 10-inch Bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray; alternatively, butter it thoroughly, dust it with flour, and knock out the excess flour. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Set aside. In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Scrape down the bowl and add the eggs, one at a time, beating until each is incorporated. Add the vanilla and beat for 5 more seconds. Retrieve one of the reserved portions of burnt sugar liquid. Add the flour mixture in three parts, alternating with the burnt sugar, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl and beat again for 10 seconds. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a small sharp knife inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Transfer the pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Gently loosen the sides of the cake from the pan and turn it out onto the rack.

Make the Caramel Rum Frosting
Put the butter, rum, confectioners’ sugar, and remaining portion of burnt sugar liquid in a food processor. Pulse in short bursts until the frosting is shiny and smooth. Use an offset spatula to spread the frosting over the crown of the Bundt in a thick layer. Let the frosting set before serving.

Caramel Shard Topping
This caramel shard decoration is entirely optional—but it looks spectacular. Ingredient – 1/2 cup granulated sugar. Place the sugar in a small saucepan. Add enough water—it takes approximately 1 teaspoon—to make it the texture of wet sand. Cook on high heat until the sugar turns amber. Pour the caramel onto a half-sheet pan lined with a Silpat (or other silicone nonstick) baking mat. Let cool. Break the cooled caramel into small shards and use them to decorate the frosted cake.

Makes one 10 inch Bundt Cake.  Recipe excerpt from Stewart Tabori and Chang.

PS – If you’re short on time for baking, have no fear…You can now order Baked mixes from Williams-Sonoma!

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  • Kristy

    I love all the old fashioned baked goods, anything from my Grandma’s collection. But my favourite would be her spicy fruit rolls. Delish!

    • Caren Pearce

      My grandmother’s chocolate chip cake 🙂

    • homemade oreos!

  • Tania

    Nanna’s sponge cake with jam filling 🙂

  • Good ol’ banana pudding….it reminds me of home!

  • Brownies. Is that old fashioned?

  • Sharon

    My grammaw’s date nut loaf. 🙂

  • Renee G

    I love a good apple pie.
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  • hmm…definitely brownies!

    thanks for the recipe – i have a can of coconut milk that i had no idea what to do with, now i can make burnt sugar liquid! =)

  • Jennifer A

    There’s nothing delicious like a homemade loaf of banana bread!

  • Some Mexican pastries that my Grandfather used to make. I’ve had nothing like them since! 🙁

  • Rice Krispies Treats!

  • Danielle

    I’m a sucker for pineapple upside down cake. yum!

  • I love a good hot fudge sundae, with gooey fudge! Oh! Or sale water taffy…so yummy!

  • My favorite is my great grandma’s custard. My mom told me she would always have it in her fridge, and it’s one of my favorite treats!

  • Audrey Ng

    I didn’t grow up with a lot of sweets in a Chinese household but I absolutely adore cherry pies.

  • Mandy

    It would HAVE to be banana creme pie. Hands down.

  • Carol

    Her cinnamon buns were the best!

  • Lia

    My granny’s rice pudding :9 YUMMM

  • Meegan

    My old fashioned favourite? My Mum’s pavlova, a New Zealand specialty – some Australians claim it’s theirs too, I think it’s good enough for both countries to claim ;-)! It’s a kinda dessert cake with a crunchy meringue outer and gooey marshmallow inner, topped and/or sandwiched with cream and berries. Sublime!

  • One of my favorites is my mom’s chocolate gravy we use to eat with toast….

  • Kathryn

    Cinnamon rolls – with lots of yummy frosting!

  • HUMMM so many to choose from ……. I would have to say Banana Pudding!!

  • I love a good old fashioned Butter Tart!

  • Mariel

    I love the garlic bread sticks a lot.

  • That cake looks simply delectable! I think my favourite old fashioned treat would have to be trifle (my mum’s wins hands down), although I’ve come across a local restaurant doing a reinvention of Knickerbocker Glory, which is a real blast from the past!

  • Summer

    Monkey bread. Maybe that’s not old fashioned, but I’d love some right now.

  • pulled taffy….yummmm…they hardly sell these in corner stores around here anymore.

  • jenn a.f.

    I love any kind of treat, but if we’re talking old fashioned, probably a milkshake.

  • It’s so hard to pick one as my mom was a BAKER. With 5 kids, she baked at least 3 days a week. But I would have to pick her Chocolate Bundt Cake. It was so good, we renamed it Chocolate Heaven.

  • My grandmother’s butterscotch pie is to die for!

  • My favorite is a really good bread pudding (without raisins)!

  • There’s so many but I would have to say butter tarts!

  • Kristy Hannan

    Good old fashioned Finnish Pulla like Mummu used to make 🙁

  • Cristy

    I love all things dessert, but my favorite classic has to be
    chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. Pure and perfect!

  • hmmm…my grandma’s homemade lemon pound cake is UNREAL…this book looks awesome:) can’t wait!

  • Melanie Kurmes

    I love the crunchy peppernuts that my grandmother used to make and now I make them with my mom and daughters. It takes me right back to my childhood.

  • amy

    browines! of course : )

  • Diana

    Angel Food cake, reminds me of grandma every time!

  • My absolute all time favourite treat would have to be my mothers pavlova roll. A twist on the traditional N.Z/Aus pavlova.

    The meringue is spread out on a tray and half cooked so as not to go too firm, you then spread it with cream, berries, sliced banana and passionfruit and then it is rolled….. the outside of the roll is covered in cinnamon, sugar and toasted almonds. Its soooooo good!

  • Katie H

    My grandmother’s apple pie is absolutely to die for!

  • Sugar Mama

    My Nanny’s butterscotch pie!

  • My grandma’s crepes.

  • Aubrey W.

    I don’t know what qualifies as old fashioned, but I love making and eating angel food cake!

  • Nothing better than a sweet and sticky cinnamon bun fresh out of the oven!

  • Marysia

    The polish cheesecake “Sernik” is my favorite!

  • I like an old fashioned yellow cake with chocolate frosting, it’s always my first pick for my birthday cake!

  • Tough question! I’m a fan of fudge, one-dish chocolate cakes, and cobblers.

  • My mom makes cinnamon rolls every Christmas morning…so good!
    But I live in Charleston, SC and Baked is about four blocks from the school where I work…I love taking a walk over there for a treat, too.

  • Jen

    What got me into baking at a young age was a family friend’s Holiday cookie tin. Every year she gave them out and my favorite treat in there was the Strawberry Squares. A buttery bar-like cookie with a layer of Strawberry jam inside…yum…

  • Linda G

    I love old fashioned gingerbread (I use the recipe in ‘How to Eat Supper’) served with a dollop of whipped cream!

  • I’m Indian so my favourite traditional desserts are Gaajar Halwa (a cardamom flavoured cardamom sweet) and gulab jamuns (doughnut-like deep-fried dough in sugar syrup).

  • Wow, some gorgeous photography and design elements going on there. And devilishly delicious looking treats!

    Baking isn’t a huge factor in my life, but my mom’s shortbread cookies were always a huge request of mine growing up!

  • Eleanor N

    Pumpkin pie = favorite. Dessert. Ever.

  • rhonda

    My grandmother made a sponge cake that was passed down from her mother who was from Lithuania. The cake was so high and moist because she used 12 eggs!!

  • It has to be gingerbread, and I am sad that I got through the whole of the holidays without baking one.

  • I love banana pudding!!!

  • Jen p

    Brownies from scratch with a sprinkle of French salt on top …yum

  • Clay leroux

    My favorite childhood dessert was strawberry-rhubarb pie. Yum!

  • Alissa

    Growing up, I loved a Baked Alaska. I thought it was crazy that my mom put ice cream in the oven!

  • Liz

    I can’t resist Snickerdoodles and Hermits. I used to buy them at the Women’s Exchange shop in my hometown.

  • Jim

    Nothing is more comforting in the morning with my coffee than a fruit streusel cake. Cake…Fruit…Streusel!!!

  • aprillou

    My Mom’s Chiffon cake. I’ve been known to force my classmates to try it when I was in elementary school. I was asked to leave the class because my insistence was “disruptive” to my fellow 4th graders. I guess I was really proud of how good it was.

  • Cindy Aldridge

    I love to try new baked goods. I really like the Mississippi Mud Pie.

  • Martha

    My favorite is an old fashioned plain cheesecake. Love the creamy texture!

  • McKenzie

    Banana nut bread, fresh from the oven. Yum.


  • Nicola

    My mother in law used to make bundt cakes all the time and then just suddenly stopped! I miss the different varieties she’d come up with.

    I love a good banoffee pie, but they’re difficult to come by!

  • I love a good Snickerdoodle or a brownie!

  • Liz

    I like, scratch that LOVE, rootbeer floats…

  • My grandma’s Snickerdoodles! Those are my favorite.

  • Homemade, all-buuter-crust pie.

  • Rian

    Lemon Meringue Pie!!!! Mmmm….

  • Megan

    I adore those peanut butter bars with chocolate on top. Mmmmmmm….

  • Suburban Prep

    I love brownies with a bit of chocolate frosting on them.

  • Lynn Severance

    How interesting that many of us share of foods from our pasts – the joys associated with family recipes.
    For me, I have never tasted such a delicious treat at my grandmother’s lemon meringue pie.

  • Pies! I love PIES!! Hmmmm…Maybe the chess pies are my fave!!

  • Streusel coffeecake is definitely my favorite. My mom used to make it once a month on Saturday when I was growing up. Yummm!

  • Tamara

    Mmmm… browned sugar sticky buns… the definition of bliss. So soft and gooey and buttery, yet not sickeningly sweet.

  • Sandra

    Whoopie pies. You can do so many great flavors!!

  • Susana

    The almond biscotti my grandmother used to make…

  • Ooh! My favorite old-fashioned treat is home-made caramel sauce on home-made vanilla ice cream! Yum! Or out of the jar if it doesn’t quite make it to the ice cream…

  • Lemon Pie is my favorite. This cake looks fabulous. Thank you for sharing. xo

  • Shannon

    I miss the Italian Cream Cake my grandmother made every day!

  • Debbie

    Chocolate Chip Cookies warm right out of the oven and a tall glass of ice cold milk!!! YUM 🙂

  • Rachel

    My grandmother’s pecan pie. Recipe straight from Arkansas!

  • chocolate chip cookies….a classic!

  • If anything brings on nostalgia, it’s the thought of my grandma’s banana nut bread…..

  • Chewy Chocolate Chip cookies!

  • Carrie

    Hardly seems old fashioned but not many people make angel food cake anymore… especially as perfect as Grandma made it =)

  • Luanne

    mmmmm…I love Spice cake with caramel sauce!

  • Tiffany

    My gut says banana pudding…my mind says summer fruit trifle.

  • Rebecca

    Oh to the days of my grandmas cinnamon buns….mmmmmm. Just the thought of them makes me shed tears of joy and nostalgia!

  • Debora James

    Mom’s homemade fudge made in an iron skillet! YUMMY!

  • Fern

    My great grandmother’s sugar cookies

  • Leika

    My great-grandmother’s recipe for banana bread — with no nuts!!

  • I love a good blondie or brownie! Great giveaway! Baked Explorations was on my Christmas wish list, but unfortunately Santa didn’t bring it 🙂

  • Jose

    I just made the rosemary squares… tweaked? Sure. I used an already opened bottle of japanese plum wine to rehydrate the dried apricots, and baked the recipe in a fluted tart pan.
    I’m taking it to a traditional family dinner celebration of Three Kings Day (Jan the 6th) aka as “twelfth night”.

  • It will definitely be Baked Apple Crumble for me ☺

  • Terri A.

    Grandmas Banana Bread! I make them cupcake style and top it with a buttercream! Grams would be proud! 🙂

  • beka

    my favorite old-fashioned treat are brigadeiros de coco. it is a brazilian treat that is hugely popular. it’s a combination of sweetened condensed milk, cocoa powder, and loads of coconut!

  • Hanaleigh

    My favorite recipe that my mum made back in the day was pineapple pie squares.


    My Grandmother’s and mom’s Bread Pudding but in Spanish its called pudin de pan. The best thing to do with left over bread.

  • SarahL

    No bake cookies! Mmmmmmmm!

  • My great-grandmother’s raisin filled sugar cookies – YUM!

  • CityMinx

    Magic bars, or 7 layer bars, they have many names, all meaning delicious 🙂

  • Favorite thing of my Grandma’s was her homemade Fudge-unbelievable!

  • My favorite is a spin on an old-fashioned flavor profile: Blackstrap Praline ice cream from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream in Columbus, Ohio.

  • Michelle Y

    I’d have to say the blackberry cobbler my Granny used to make.

  • As a true French girl and a sucker for whipped cream, I would have to go with a good old “chou a la creme” : pastry puff filled with whipped creme!! Decadent!!!

  • wow, wow, wow! i am floored. not sure which to love more…the bundt cake or the delicious book!!

  • The cover of the book alone makes my mouth water. I remember when my mom and I made rosettes with the old school hot iron. Warm and lightly dusted with powdered sugar. Yum.

  • I’m a sucker for Bundt cakes.

  • Hallie

    My grandmother’s buttermilk pie. Delicious.

  • Karen

    I love fresh gingerbread with sweet whipped cream. It reminds me of my grandparents.

    We were never so happy than when we’d walk in the kitchen and see two pans of gingerbread cooling off!

  • OMG! Great giveaway.. I’ve been wanting to get this book, but couldn’t bring myself to buy it during the holidays (since I had already spent a lot on other presents AND bought myself like 5 cookbooks…)

    Favorite Old-Fashioned dessert? In my family it’s any sort of jelly, rice-pudding, dessert soup.. I’m not really sure what to call it in English.. but in Vietnamese it’s “che”. I’ll take any of them. I’ve loved them since my youth (and still love them today).

  • Linda

    This book is fantastic!!!! Have it, love it…double chocolate bread out of this world! trying in 2011..orange creamsicle tart, turtle bars, marshmallow chocolate cups. Would love another copy to give to a baking buddy 🙂
    Much success in 2011!

  • Jo-Ann

    Lemon Meringue Pie…doesn’t get any better than that. Homemade crust, tart lemons and fluffy meringue. In appearance alone it the most stunning dessert and it always tastes as good as it looks.

  • Stefanie

    banana creme pie – yum!

  • Pineapple upside down cake was one of the first things my mother baked when she came to this country!

  • I was reading everyones comments and my mouth is watering! I’m a dessert-aholic and it would be so hard to choose between chocolate sheet cake, rice pudding, and pineapple upside down cake. I love them all!

  • Jennifer

    Chocolate Cream Pie! With Chocolate Sprinkles on top:)

  • Janna

    Lemon Meringue Pie…it’s perfect for the summer, but I could eat it all year long!

  • Ooooh….a giveaway just for my birthday! Don’t know that I can choose just ONE favorite goodie…but caramel fudgies (what I wouldn’t give for that recipe!) buttermilk pound cake, and English trifle would certainly find themselves at the top of my list. 🙂

  • French Silk Pie! I haven’t had that for years.

  • Martine


  • burgeoningfoodie

    My favorite old fashioned treat would have to be a coconut cream cake.

  • i just loveeeee brownies

  • Jodi

    Guava Chiffon Cake from Dee Lite Bakery in Hawaii!

  • Sabine

    I love my Mom’s apple pie and poppy seed streusel cake. The first Baked Book is already great, I would love to have this one as well.

  • Alexia

    Chocolate custard pie!

  • Hot fudge sundae with REAL hot fudge!!

  • My Mom’s homemade Pecan Pie. She shells the pecans herself to ensure freshness!

  • I love this book! It’s been in my Amazon queue for a while now. My favorite classic recipe is for good ol’ banana bread.

  • My great uncle and aunt love making me ice cream sodas. As they do so they reminise about the .05 cent sodas they got in the 20s when they were children.


  • Melanie Simpson


  • Angela Morgan

    Grandma’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

  • Denise Trigo

    My aunt’s Pineapple Upside Down cake…always such an amazing treat!!

  • I’m a big fan of apple pie and lemon squares.

  • … not home-made but childhood memory – Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpets!

  • Angela R.
  • Colette

    old-fashion cream pie!

  • Grandma’s Carrot Cake!!!

  • Mmm, banana pudding!

  • Michelle

    Oh my gosh, that cake sounds heavenly! I would have to say my favorite old time dessert is pulled taffy from an old fashioned candy store. I am a baker and cake decorator, but I just can’t seem to make taffy – it is always too hard. But, I guess that that is what a sweet trip to the candy store is for! I also love watching the taffy being pulled with the old fashioned taffy pulling machine. YummY!

  • Cary

    I love buttermilk pie and it always reminds me of old kitchens, making a pie with dinner everynight. But that bundt cake looks amazing!

  • elle

    i hate all doughnuts except my grandma’s homemade variety. they’re amazing! the recipe calls for nutmeg and i’ve never had anything else like them.

  • Alison

    Hello Dolly cookies are favorites here.

  • betsy

    poundcake,warm right out of the oven!

  • Tracey Fisher

    My daughter would LOVE this! Yum!

  • Tina

    My mom’s always perfect rice cake.

  • Favorite old fashioned treat…a good ole chocolate chip cookie!

  • Tess

    I always love my mom’s bread pudding. It is so comforting and cozy! There is nothing like it.

  • Lemon Meringue Pie, yummo!! And I’m baking that bundt cake asap!! It looks delicious.

  • Katherine

    Moms poundcake

  • Besse

    I love my mom’s monkey bread.

    And the Baked guy’s monster cookies contributed to at least 3 of my 5 holiday lbs I put on this year (enjoyed every bite!).

  • my moms homemade banana pudding!!!

  • Nicole

    Banana nut bread!

  • Kristy

    Brownies!!! 🙂

  • Nina S.

    Bread pudding, hands down. Mmmmmmm! 🙂

  • Ashley Rebecca

    My grandma’s peanut butter cookies. SO soft and chewy.

  • Teresa Hemsworth

    jam thumbprints, my husband makes the Best!

  • Jen

    My grandmothers famous icebox cake – what memories I have of this special treat growing up!

  • irene

    banana bread, yum

  • I love peanut brittle! My grandpa makes some good stuff 🙂

  • Jen Forga

    Grandma’s HoMeMAdE Peach Cobbler with ice milk ice cream on top. Oh how I wish I could recreate it. Nothing is better than dessert at Grandma’s. Oh to be a kid again….

  • Monica

    my grandma’s sweet pumpkin knishes!!

  • Danielle Esparza

    I’ve always been a sucker for a good old fashioned chocolate cake. Chocolate cake and chocolate frosting….mmmmmmm.

  • Rossana

    I love chocolate cake with caramel filling!

  • My all time favorites… Pavlova and Trifle! Delicious and Gorgeous to look at!

  • My Italian grandma’s ricotta cheesecake is my all time favorite. Truly delicious!!

  • Elaine

    My all time favourite is a lemon tart….. yum!!

  • Karyn

    Rice Pudding!! Happy New Year!

  • Mmmm. I would have to say either a chocolate babka or plain perfect chocolate chip cookies!

  • Zucchini bread

  • Debbie

    old fashioned malts!

  • Renee Richardson

    My favorite old fashioned treat would have to be salt water taffy. Thanks for the great giveaway 🙂

    mrsjohnson1982 at yahoo dot com

  • Kari V.

    Homemade cinnamon rolls just like my grandma used to make!!

    kari dot vannoy at gmail dot com

  • Ceara

    My Grandma’s Danish ebilskivers and danish pancakes!

  • Brownies – cakey, not fudgy :o)

  • There is nothing better than a fresh fruit pie — apple and cherry are my favorite!

  • Martie

    Congo Squares…They are the best!!!

  • Each part of the recipe sounds great on it’s own however when you place them all together it sounds FANTASTIC!

  • jennie

    rice pudding, tapioca pudding, chocolate and banana cream pie, apple brown betty just to name a few. i recently gave this book as a birthday gift…..it was very hard not to keep it for myself! thanks for the contest!

  • Jessica

    My choice would be my gpa’s Divinity!

  • my great-grandma had the best sugar cookie recipe EVER. i need to frame it and put it on my kitchen wall!

  • Cecily

    This book looks great.
    My favorite old fashoned treat is yellow pound cake with strawberries and whipped cream. We make it every summer when strawberries are in season.

  • Brendan

    Bread pudding is THE BEST.

  • Creme Caramel…….the one and only thing my mother mastered in the kitchen and well it was worth eating everything else to get to this treat 🙂

  • Ligia De Santis

    My favorite recipe that my mum use do to and now I use to bake it also is called “união em espirais”, it’s small breads rolled with coconut, vanilla and cinnamon. Delicious!

  • Kelly W

    My family pecan pie recipe is quite popular.

  • I grew up in Pennsylvania Dutch country…one of my favorites are whoopie pies.

  • Lorraine

    I love peanut brittle

  • AnnaB

    My favorite… Tomato Soup Cake which was served every year on my grandmother’s birthday.

  • KatieEG

    Gingerbread. Mmmmm…

  • Jennifer

    My husband’s grandmother’s lemon pound cake, yumm!

  • Paula

    Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting!
    Love the new book!

  • I LOVE my grandmas big red (soda) Cake….DELISH!!!

  • It’s probably nostalgia, but apple pie always has a place in my heart!

  • Elizabeth

    My grandma made hand-stretched apple strudel. Delicious!! It was so light and flaky!!

  • My mom’s peanut brittle.

  • Jennifer

    Mema’s pound cake with lemon glaze!

  • Christine

    Turtle bars & Waldorf Astoria Red Velvet Cake

  • nicole

    chocolate vinegar cake

  • Janelle

    Stained Glass Jello!

  • Danelle

    Rice pudding with cinnamon! All time favey 🙂

  • Nanaimo bars.

  • Gwyn

    Lemon Bars are my fave!

  • Apple pie!! I could gobble up an entire pie! And I would LOVE to win that book!!

  • Meringues in pink and white are my favourite childhood memory

  • Old fashioned gingerbread with warm lemon sauce. Yum

  • Margaret

    My grandmother’s Canadian butter tarts — or her date bars. It’s a toss up!

  • Caroline Porter

    My family’s Tipsy cake ! Never seen the recipe for it anywhere (just other imposter’s :)!!. Yum!

  • Abby

    I love bread pudding.

  • Naomi

    I’m new to Monkey Bread and have fallen in love with it!!

  • AmyLynn

    My grandmother’s divinity – fab stuff!

  • thepricklypinecone

    I adore fruit crumbles, still such a great treat.

  • Judy

    Also grew up in a traditional Asian family so not much sweets and desserts, but would have to say a good ol’ traditional apple pie. But a classic Asian item would be mochi.

  • Jessica

    I love lemon bars!

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  • Mary Christine

    My grandmohter’s potatoe chip cookies. Salty, sweet, crunch…yummmm

  • sylvia

    every birthday, my mom would present my twin sister and i a giant strawberry shortcake. the sight of whipped cream and strawberries makes me so happy even after all these years!

  • emilyy

    I love ice cream sandwiches, like the kind you make at home: two chocolate chip cookies, a scoop of ice cream, and smoosh it all together!

  • I think I’ll have to go with pumpkin muffins with cream cheese frosting!

  • i don’t know how old fashioned this treat is, but i love candied orange peels 🙂

    this cake looks amazing and i think i may use it for an upcoming dinner party, thank you so much for sharing!


  • Ginger

    I love my granny’s NUB cake. It’s a white cake with chocolate chips and a seven minute icing. She’ll be 100 in April. I think I’ll make it for her :-).

  • Maple

    waffle cones!

  • Sara R.

    I love Hello Dollys!

  • A slice of some good old fashioned pound cake 😉

  • Jenn

    Old Time Desserts are the best but my fave has to be apple pie a la mode.

  • I love the banana bread and the many variations of it.

  • I Love my grandmas golden syrup dumplings! They are divine!

  • Jen

    My Grandmother’s coconut cake with cream cheese icing. The moistest cake I’ve ever had.

  • Eliane

    My Mom chocolate cake:) so good:)

  • DeShawn

    I’m a sucker for a good carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. I also love whoopie pies. Is there such a thing as a carrot-cake-based whoopie pie?

  • Zack

    My Grandmother’s Oatmeal Refrigerator Cookies….can barely get them baked because the dough is sooooo good. And you can freeze the dough and bake whenever you want.