Grandma's Cookbook - Cherry Cake by Eileen

Nostalgic Recipes: A Culinary Journey Through Grandma's Cookbook

Do you ever find yourself craving the comforting taste of the past, yearning for the simplicity and warmth of days gone by? Join us on a delightful culinary journey through the pages of Grandma's cookbook, where timeless recipes come to life, and the memories are as sweet as the desserts.

1. The Perfect 1950s Cherry Cake

Begin your journey with a delightful twist: the 1950s Cherry Cake. This sweet and fruity recipe encapsulates the essence of a bygone era. As you blend together the flavors and fold in the cherries, imagine the anticipation in the kitchen and the delight that filled the air during afternoon tea.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups cherries, pitted and halved


  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C). Grease and flour a bundt pan.

  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 

  3. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.   

  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating with the milk. Begin and end with the flour mixture.

  6. Stir in the vanilla extract.

  7. Gently fold in the halved cherries, ensuring they are evenly distributed throughout the batter.

  8. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan and smooth the top.

  9. Bake for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  10. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 15 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.

Pro tip: While baking, adorn yourself with Feshionn IOBI's elegant vintage-inspired earrings. Let the sparkle of these accessories transport you to a time when every occasion was an opportunity to showcase timeless beauty.

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