When it comes to baking, Grandma takes the cake. Follow in her footsteps with a homemade cake recipe that’s sure to be a birthday treat.
Nothing says quality time like a box-full of handwritten recipes, a counter full of flour, and your grandma by your side. Though many a Southern grandmother is gifted in the kitchen, we all have our own favorite recipes and memories of sun-filled Sundays learning to bake with grandma.
Those hours spent in the kitchen were not just a labor of love by those most patient of ladies (teaching little ones in the kitchen is messy feat!). Grandma was preparing you for this very day. The day you could prove she’s successfully passed down the baking gene by serving the perfect, homemade cake to her birthday bash.
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Whether you’ve collected your own box of handwritten favorites by now or not, we’ve got you covered. Shower your grandmother with love this birthday with one of our favorite, homemade cake recipes.
Coconut Tres Leches Sheet Cake
Recipe: Coconut Tres Leches Sheet Cake
The perfect go-to for a party, this sheet cake is an entertainer’s dream. Show grandma you know how to bake a sheet cake for a crowd with this coconut treat.
Lemon-Vanilla Pound Cake with Lavender Glaze
Pound cakes have been a favorite of Southern bakers for generations. Keep the tradition alive with this delicious sweet full of springtime flavor.
Lemon Bar Cake
Yogurt Pound Cake with Pomegranate Syrup
A new, Greek yogurt twist on a Southern staple, this pound cake is pleasure with a slightly tangy flavor and a side of spiced pomegranate syrup.
Cranberry Upside-Down Cake
Recipe: Cranberry Upside-Down Cake
The easiest take on an upside-down cake we’ve seen yet, this simple slow cooker dessert is packs in the cranberries.
Recipe: Hummingbird Cake
If you’re looking for a confection that’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser, look no further than this signature Southern dessert. A favorite among our readers for more than 40 years, this sweet is sure to make grandma smile.
Strawberry Mousse Cake
Recipe: Strawberry Mousse Cake
Pretty in pink, this mousse cake packs in layers of love filled with the sweetest strawberry flavor.
Red Velvet Marble Bundt Cake
Recipe: Red Velvet Marble Bundt Cake
An old-fashioned favorite that’s never gone out of style, a bundt cake is sure to delight at any birthday party. This recipe takes red velvet taste and molds it perfectly to create a colorful work of art that’s incredibly impressive but surprisingly simple.
Petite Blueberry Cheesecakes
Recipe: Petite Blueberry Cheesecakes
Party guests will love these luscious little two-bite treats. As pretty as they are tasty, you can make these miniature cakes your own creation by topping with any kind of berry or preserves.
Banana Pudding Cheesecake
Recipe: Banana Pudding Cheesecake
Two of our favorite desserts come together to create a creamy blend cheesecake and fresh bananas in the party-perfect recipe.