Cakes

Browse historic recipes from the museum’s collection and submit your family’s favourite recipes!

Exploring history through food

Food is a wonderful storyteller and reviving old recipes allows us to step back in time! This online cookbook is a place for us to share recipes from the museum’s collection and historic cooking demonstrations. It’s also a place to share family recipes – both old and new!

If you would like to add a recipe to this cookbook, please email culturalcentre@mindenhills.ca

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Shortcake biscuit recipe from 1934 This recipe is from ‘The Magic baking Powder Cook Book’ in the collection at the Minden Hills Museum & Heritage Village. This recipe is part of our Great Historic Bake Off series! Watch the video to see how this recipe turns out!
1920s Sponge Cake “This recipe for sponge cake came from my grandmother – that is my mother’s mother.  It was considered exceptionally good and all of my aunt’s used to make it.  It was the family birthday cake"
Birthday Cake recipe from 1894 This recipe is part of our Great Historic Bake Off series! Watch the video to see how this recipe turns out! The recipe calls for 18 eggs and the finished cake weighs 10 pounds!
1948 Campbell’s Tomato Soup Chocolate Cake “I am thrilled! This cake tastes just like my old favourite "Spanish Bar Cake". It is so easy to make too. I don't know why they call it a Chocolate cake when it is more like a spice cake. It reminds me of the Spanish Bar Cake that A&P had many years ago.”