Classic Cakes by Becky Johnson

A book of cake recipes popular in the 1950s

Becky Johnson of Laconia thought about all those recipes her mother and grandmother made and cataloged on index cards and scraps of paper. What better way to honor memories than to compile a book of classic cake recipes that were popular in the 1950s? She tested several versions until her memory said yes, this is the one. Her book includes 50 heritage cake recipes, along with a full-color photographs and a brief history of their origin.

Classics include Creole Beauty Cake, Scottish Dundee, Plantation Marble Cake, Pineapple Upside Down Cake and Becky’s favorite, Chocolate Icebox Cake, made with cookies and pudding and kept in the refrigerator overnight. While box cakes can be  pretty good, it is more fun and more fresh to make a cake from scratch. At least you know what is in it and there are no preservatives.

"Memories: Vintage Cake Recipes” is available locally and on, where an excerpt can be viewed online.
Becky Johnson
8 1/2" x 11", full color
Softcover$16.95/Kindle $9.95


Edit Module
Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags


Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Popular Articles

  1. When You Can Pick-Your-Own at Mack's Apples
    What better place to harvest apples yourself than at this family-owned farm that goes back...
  2. Graveyard Fall Foliage Tour
    This tour of historical and beautiful graveyards from around the state combines the spirit of the...
  3. Outdoor and Backcountry Cooking
    Equip yourself to make it easier to create meals while camping.
  4. Pets on the Job
    We asked eight of the Granite State’s hardest-working pets (including cats and dogs as well as...
  5. When a Mammogram Leads to a Biopsy
    With cancer, what you don’t know can hurt you.
  6. The New Hot Spot
    The Seacoast once reigned supreme, but Merrimack Valley is the up-and-coming beer region in New...
  7. Dining Destinations in Walpole
    Find much more than historic white clapboard houses and tractor showrooms in beautiful Walpole.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags