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26 Old-Fashioned Southern Desserts

Enjoy one of these traditional Southern desserts for a trip down memory lane.


26 Old-Fashioned Southern Desserts

It's always great when we discover fun, new, and innovative recipes, but sometimes it's nice to get back to basics with some vintage recipes. In this collection of 26 Old-Fashioned Southern Desserts you will find some of our most delicious old school desserts that are guaranteed to satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth.

The fondest childhood memories are often of times spent in your grandma's kitchen. These recipes for old-fashioned desserts are guaranteed to remind you of days gone by. Whipping up some of these old-fashioned desserts from yesteryear will ensure that they will never really go out of style.

The best thing about these old-fashioned desserts is that they have universal appeal. No matter how old you are, you are sure to love each and every sweet treat included in this collection. You can easily start a new tradition that will last for decades to come just by making some of these old-fashioned desserts for your family and friends.

BONUS! If you're a visual learner, check out the video below for Southern Vintage Pecan Cake from our friends at RecipeLion!

26 Old-Fashioned Southern Desserts

Homemade Cake Recipes

Southern Strawberry Coconut Punch Bowl Cake

When you think of old-fashioned desserts, you most likely think of beautiful layer cakes on pretty pedestals. With these homemade cake recipes, you can recreate some of the best Southern desserts from the past. These cakes are perfect for dessert after Sunday dinner, potlucks and parties, or even for breakfast.

Homemade Pie Recipes

Best Buttermilk Pie

Making a homemade pie is often a labor of love, but it is so worth the effort. These classic homemade pie recipes are bound to become a permanent part of your recipe arsenal once you realize just how scrumptious they are.

Cookie Recipes

Iced Lemon Cookies

Nothing says you care like baking a batch of cookies for a friend, and these old-fashioned cookie recipes would brighten anyone's day. Invite your friends over for afternoon tea and reminisce while you pass around a plate of these homemade cookies. You won't regret it.

Other Old-Fashioned Desserts

Southern Banana Pudding

If you are at a loss for which of these old-fashioned Southern desserts to make, we guarantee that you cannot go wrong with these recipes for other old-fashioned desserts. Whether you're looking for soul food desserts like banana pudding and peach cobbler, or new twists on classic recipes, you'll find an incredible dessert here. They may not fit into a specific category, but they are still delicious and satisfyingly vintage!

BONUS: New Old-Fashioned Dessert Recipe

Vintage Banana Cake Recipe
  • Vintage Banana Cake RecipeThis old-fashioned banana cake recipe gets a modern update from its lemon buttercream frosting. The next time you find yourself with some overripe bananas, be sure to give this recipe a try. Classic desserts are always a hit, so the next time you have company to impress, "wow" your guests with this homemade cake!

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These desserts all look amazing. I'm having trouble deciding what to make first! I think I'll start with the Southern Banana Pudding - yum!

Old-fashioned desserts are so comforting. These recipes are a great way to show your love for family and friends.

Those hand pies.... YUM!

Classic desserts are great for everything.

Old Fashioned desserts are a great way to spend time with family in the kitchen. These recipes would be perfect for the holidays or family get togethers!

I'm not a huge baker, but these recipes look easy enough for me. Plus, the end-product looks so yummy I have no problem putting in some extra work!

I don't know which recipe I want to try first! Something about old-fashioned desserts is so comforting and satisfying!

I love Southern pound cake! It's such a classic.


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