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Chronically Vintage: Seven splendily festive vintage Halloween recipes


Old-Time Burnt Sugar Cake | Chickens in the Road

This is not a cake; it’s an adventure. I’m fascinated by old-fashioned recipes, and Burnt Sugar Cake has been on my must-try list for awhile. If you don’t recognize the name of the cake, you would most likely recognize the flavor. It’s a cake you had sometime in your childhood, while visiting older family members …


Burnt Sugar Cake (Betty Crocker: Circa 1956)

This recipe is in response to a request for the Betty Crocker (1950-1960) version of the cake. I have tried to retain the authenticity of the period, hence the repetition of the ingredient amounts throughout the recipe. I hope you enjoy it. Mom used to make this one sometimes too!

Burnt Sugar Cake II | “My friends begged to take large pieces home with them. I let them—I was afraid I'd eat the rest of the cake by myself!” –JODIPAUL

“vintage” burnt sugar cake with maple cream cheese frosting updated with pecans, salty chocolate


This looks just like the special Birthday Cake my Grandma always made for me when I was growing request every year!

Burnt Sugar Cake...could try this recipe, too. Looks simpler than others I've seen.