Nostalgic Baked Goods

Photography by Matt Armendariz/ Recipe Development and Styling by Marian Cooper Cairns

This Father’s Day, bake with a little flashback flavor. S’mores, PB&J, funfetti cake—we’re mining the nostalgia for sweet, sugary treats that trigger the taste buds and the feels. Featuring an exclusive recipe share from our new July/August issue (S’mores Chocolate Chunk Cookies!), an Almond Joy-inspired chiffon cake, and a classic, juicy cherry pie, these delicious throwback recipes will take Dad on a tasty trip down memory lane.

  1. S’mores Chocolate Chunk Cookies

We fused all the flavors of the classic campfire treat into one dough. In the mood for ice cream sandwiches? Vanilla bean, rocky road, and fudge will all be delicious sandwiched between these chewy yet crispy-in-the-right-places cookie.

2. Caramelized Banana Bread

Think of this as a breakfast bread version of bananas Foster. Crowned with golden Caramelized Banana halves and offering a hint of cinnamon flavor, this loaf is all about taking the banana to the nth power of sweetness.

PB&J Coffee Cake

3. PB&J Coffee Cake

This cake combines salty peanuts, sweet raspberry preserves, and a drizzle of peanut butter for an all new version of our favorite lunch box staple.

4. Strawberry Mascarpone Strudels

While decorating these classic Strawberry Mascarpone Strudels, we looked to strudels’ nostalgic breakfast cousin, the Pop Tart. For our version, we swap out the usual sprinkles for crushed freeze-dried strawberries for a more refined look and an extra boost of berry.

5. Vanilla Buttermilk Cake with Chocolate-Buttermilk Frosting

We infused our classic birthday cake with buttermilk to add a little tang and a lot of moisture. The best part? It’s so simple to make, you don’t have to wait for a birthday to savor this tender-crumbed treat.

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  1. All of these look really good to eat. I’ll for sure have to find a place by me that offers them. Of the ones you listed here, I would love to try the caramelized banana bread. It’s one that I haven’t had in who knows how long so I think I’m due to try it again.


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