There’s nothing I enjoy more than tucking in to dessert.  Even more so though when that dessert reminds me of my grandmother or my childhood.  I wanted to share with you some mouth-watering vintage desserts that are my favourites.


I hope they take you back down memory lane and bring back some happy memories, as they do for me.  If you’d like to make some of these recipes head over to my related posts:

Making a Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Making Vintage Carrot Cake


Alternatively if you’d like to order ingredients to make these desserts head over to Tesco Groceries for the items.



Pineapple Upside Down Cake

One of my all-time favourites.  I made this a while back and it didn’t disappoint.  However, it still scares me trying to flip the cake out!  Thank goodness though for tinned pineapple rings which make this so easy.  A real 1970’s favourite indeed.


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Black Forest Gateau

What do you mean this is vintage?  On our recent holiday to Germany we couldn’t wait to indulge in some Black Forest Gateau.  Of course, the delightful chocolate, alcohol filled cherries topped with cream is an absolute delight to eat.  A real retro delight!


Black forest cake



Bakewell Tart

Oh, my goodness.  I just adore Bakewell Tart.  The ground almonds make the cake for me.  Not to mention the crumbly short crust pastry layered up with raspberry jam. Yum, yum.  This is just perfect with a cup of tea any time of the day or night!

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Sherry Trifle

A family favourite as it was so easy to make.  I remember my Gran making it for Sunday dessert with canned fruit (hated some of it though!), lady fingers, Bird’s Eye custard (nothing but the best) and tons and tons of cream.  Always a pleaser in our household.




Baked Alaska

This was certainly an odd dessert for me.  I just couldn’t understand how it worked when I was young!  Baking ice-cream in the oven?!  What an odd concept but it works.  The meringue, sponge, and ice-cream – a delight to eat.


baked alaska


What desserts bring back memories for you?  Would love to know.  Hit me below.



Retro desserts



Fancy making some vintage Irish Wheaten bread?  Head over to my recipe here.   Or if you’d like to attempt a very vintage carrot cake head here.


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