Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Graham cracker cake recipe - 24th Vintage Recipe Thursday

Vintage Recipe Thursday is meant to preserve your own original vintage family recipes, or out-of-print, copyright-free recipes from old cookbooks, magazines, newspapers. You're invited! Get the details by clicking to the Vintage Recipe Thursday Homepage. I post recipes from the Searchlight Recipe Book, first published in 1931. My 16th printing is from 1943. What will you post?

I'm also participating in Kristen's What Did You Bake Today? over at The Krazy Kitchen.

We most often see graham cracker crumbs used for cheesecakes or pies, but in today's vintage recipe we see it in a regular cake to replace flour. It's a great recipe to keep on hand should we ever run out of flour, but don't wait for that to happen. The graham crackers give this cake a nice flavor!

Graham Cracker Cake
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped nuts
1 pound graham crackers

Cream butter and sugar. Add egg yolks. Beat thoroughly. Combine with graham cracker crumbs rolled fine, and baking powder. Add vanilla, milk, and nuts. Mix thoroughly. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Pour into well-oiled, shallow pans. Bake in moderate oven (375 F.) about 30 minutes. Serve with whipped cream. Marie Barcol, Kansas.

Use MckLinky if you are participating in Vintage Recipe Thursday.
What Did You Bake Today? participants should link on Kristen's post at The Krazy Kitchen.
It helps everyone if you leave a link to your participating recipe in McKlinky, rather than just to your main blog, and let us know what your recipe is.
Thank you for participating!
EX: Tamy @ 3 Sides of Crazy (Banana Cake)


  1. I have a cookie recipe that uses graham cracker crumbs for some of the flour. They make a lovely difference from the norm. I am sure this cake is scrumptious!

  2. Hi Joy!
    Nobody's comment boxes were working for me yesterday -
    so here I am-
    back again today.

    I love this recipe! Maya is Very Fond of graham crackers, also very fond of crushing them with the rolling pin. We're going to have a lot of fun with this one.

    Thank you!

  3. I'm sure my family will enjoy this. Thanks for sharing it with us. :)


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