Vintage Pillsbury Caramel cake mix (1956)
At last from a mix! The really moist, old-fashioned kind you probably haven’t tasted in years.
… Rich and true in flavor… moist and tender as can be. And for the first time, this once “tricky” cake is now so easy. No sugar to caramelize. Nothing of the kind.
You merely add milk to the new Pillsbury caramel cake mix. Even the country fresh eggs are blended right into this mix.
Discontinued 1950s Betty Crocker Black Walnut cake mix (1958)
Pink lemonade angel cake & frosting (1961)
Looks like fun, tastes like a party: All pink and lemony, this high-flying angel helps make any party more fun than a circus.
It’s cool and tart with a refreshing taste like no angel ever brought you before. Bakes up extra high and light because the whites of 14.4 eggs are right in the mix. What a difference the extra egg white makes!
Two new Pillsbury mixes make this showpiece possible — Pink Lemonade Angel Food Cake Mix and Pink Lemonade Fluffy Frosting Mix. Buy them and conquer. Remember, nothing says lovin’ like something from the oven — and Pillsbury says it best!
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Duncan Hines Butterscotch Crunch – Dutch Topping Cake Mix (1962)
Cake with a topping you bake right on… tender cake, crunchy butterscotch-almond topping!
A cake you take from your oven all covered with a thick, crunchy crust of butterscotch and toasted almonds. Ready to eat cozy-warm, like the Pennsylvania Dutch do. Wonderful good! One of three Dutch-topping cake mixes, exclusively from Duncan Hines.
Vintage flavors: Butterscotch crunch, apple n’ spice, cinnamon raisin
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Now, an orchard of upside-downs from Betty Crocker. (1971)
Take your pick. Topping, fruit and a special cake mix to hold the juiciness. Three delicious, easy-to-fix desserts. The hardest part is making up your mind.
— Apple cinnamon upside-down cake mix & topping — Cherry upside-down cake mix & topping — Pineapple upside-down cake mix & topping (this one is still around)
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Toffee cake mix (1962)
Have you tasted English toffee? We’ve matched the flavor of toffee and lavishly marbled it through a new rich cake. You’ll find the same good flavor in a creamy-smooth frosting… You’ll like them, and so will your candy-loving children.
Fudge macaroon cake mix & frosting (1966)
Really something else! Wild new look… wild new flavor. Rich fudge cake swirled with chewy macaroon. Real coconut bits in fudge frosting. My man loves it. yours? Pillsbury’s new Fudge Macaroon cake and frosting.
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Retro Stir n Frost cake mix (1976)
Introducing Stir ‘n Frost. It’s everything you see on this page. The cake mix, the frosting, even the pan. Everything.
Four flavors: Yellow cake with chocolate frosting, chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, spice cake with vanilla frosting and lemon cake with lemon frosting
Betty Crocker vintage Snackin’ Cake (1970s)
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Duncan Hines Moist & Easy snack cake mix (1976)
Flavors: Banana nut, double chocolate chip & spicy apple-raisin
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Vintage Duncan Hines Early American cake mix (1963)
These chewy good cakes and tall frosty glasses of Nestle’s Quik are the go-togethers of the summer! … tastes great with any of Duncan Hines wonderful fruit and nut-filled Early American cakes.
Cake mix flavors: Apple raisin, Butter pecan, Fudge nut, Cherry almond, Date nut, Orange
Some long-lost cake flavors from 1965
Discontinued vintage Pillsbury “Flavormoist” varieties include: Banana, Lemon creme, Vienna-style, Pineapple, Lord Baltimore, Double Dutch, Applesauce Spice, Bavarian Creme, Swiss-Style, Orange, Old-fashioned spice, Mocha fudge & Pink Lemonade
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Discontinued vintage Betty Crocker Sunkist Orange cake mix (1968)
Retro ’60s Betty Crocker Dole Pineapple cake mix (1969)
Strawberry Create-A-Cake mix (1971)
Pillsbury introduces the Create-A-Cake mix for people who are wild about strawberries.
…Now the cake mix specially made to let you be creative gives you a great new flavor — along with the freedom to add fruit or frosting mix to make every cake your own creation.
Chocolate pudding cake & Boston Cream pie mix (1976)
For a change… Treat your family tonight.
Chocolate flavor pudding cake mix: Warm tender cake, baked in rich pudding sauce. Comes in chocolate and lemon flavors.
Boston cream pie mix: Everything you need in one package. Yellow cake, creamy custard cake filling, and rich chocolate icing.
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Country Kitchen cake mix (1960)
Unbelievable Bundt brand ring cake mixes (1987)
Bundt cake varieties: Black forest cherry, pineapple creme, tunnel of fudge, Boston cream and more
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Bonus: Frosting mixes you don’t see anymore (1959)
Betty Crocker cherry fluff frosting mix & chocolate malt flavor frosting mix
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