If there’s one thing southern cooks know how to make, it’s a good old-fashioned dessert. Many of these recipes are the kind of vintage desserts that have been passed down through generations, and they make an appearance at Sunday dinner and potlucks over and over again. From classic cakes, to southern pie recipes, and more, these 8 recipes are some of the best desserts ever made in southern kitchens.
8 Old-Fashioned Southern Desserts
Southern Pound Cake – This might just look like your average pound cake, but it’s actually one of the best recipes you’ll ever try. With flavors of lemon and almond, nothing beats this super moist southern dessert.
Shortcut Butter Rolls – Butter rolls are one of those classic southern desserts you simply can’t resist. This shortcut recipe uses crescent rolls, so they come together super fast.
Preacher Cake -This is called preacher cake because, as the story goes, it’s a quick dessert that one could throw together when they saw the preacher coming down the road for a visit.
Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cake – This delicious oatmeal cake has a broiled frosting on top that’s to-die-for. Old-fashioned southern desserts don’t get much better than this one.
Southern Comfort Hummingbird Cake – A list of southern desserts wouldn’t be complete without hummingbird cake! This layered cake recipe includes pineapple, bananas and pecans.
Pig Cake – Although we’re unsure why this is called Pig Cake, it has been served at potlucks for years! Make a big pan of this cake to bring to any social function, and everyone will be asking for the recipe.
Nana’s Fried Apple Hand Pies – Southern desserts like this one have a way of reminding you of your childhood, when you were helping out in your grandmother’s kitchen. These apple hand pies are simple and delicious.
Grandmother’s Divinity — Divinity candy is a southern classic that’s often served around the holidays. This fluffy, cloud-like candy is delicious no matter what time of year you make it.
What’s your favorite old-fashioned southern recipe?