Viennese Cakes from a 1950s Recipe

As well as being back in the mood for blogging, I’ve also regained the urge to bake again. The last few weeks life has just got in the way of my hobbies and I found myself seriously lacking in motivation, which is quite unusual for me. But I’m back in business now! I’ve really enjoyed trying some new recipes and instead of eating my creations before I get the chance to photograph them, I’m vowing to get them up on the blog from now on! Todays vintage recipe comes from a 1950s magazine and is a new favourite. This is the third time I’ve made these and they’ve come out perfect every time.

Viennese Cake from a 1950s Recipe  Vintage Frills

These cakes are just a variation on the classic Viennese biscuit, they are lovely and crunchy and very easy to make. I usually make them in normal fairy cake cases, but this time I used my IKEA cases which I bought before christmas, which make a larger flatter cake.

Viennese Cakes Ingredients

To make the cakes you will need:

55g Icing Sugar

170g Butter (I used Stork to make these and it works really well)

3/4 tsp Baking Powder

A few drops of vanilla essence

40g Cornflour

125g Plain Flour

1-2 tbsp Water

Glace Cherries

Paper Cases and a large star-shaped nozzle and piping bag.

108L Nozzle

How to Make the Viennese Cakes:

1. Pre-heat oven to 190 degrees and lay out paper cake cases.

2. Sift dry ingredients together and put to one side.

3. Beat the butter until soft and then beat in icing sugar until creamy.

4. Add vanilla essence and mix well.

5. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients and add a little water if necessary. It should form a thick consistency mixture which should be a stiff as possible for piping.

6. Spoon the mixture into your piping bag and pipe into cases, I usually do two layers for the perfect size.

7. Place a cherry into the centre of each cake.

8. Bake in the oven for around 15-20 minutes until golden in colour.

9. Cool on a wire rack.

Vintage Viennese Cakes

Here’s what the finished result should look like…

1950s Viennese Cakes

They taste so good, that even Jessica who doesn’t like cakes always has a few. They’re also really quick to make, so they’re perfect for a bit of last-minute baking.

Viennese Cake Recipe

Please let me know if you give this recipe a go, as I always love to hear how you get on. Feel free to send me pics too!

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15 Comments

  1. Jessica Cangiano July 8, 2015 / 7:09 am

    It could very well be the return of summer. I madly love this season immensely, but have noted since a young age that it can sometimes shift my desire away from my usual interests/hobbies/work and more on just savouring the season and going where the wind takes me.

    Thank you for sharing another awesome looking recipe. These cakes are so pretty!

    ♥ Jessica

  2. Mim July 9, 2015 / 12:51 pm

    I’ve made similar ones in the past – I have a feeling the recipe was in one of the Dairy books – but with jam in place of the cherry. They’re very moreish!

  3. Christy Maurer July 10, 2015 / 2:09 pm

    I love finding old recipes! Those look very tasty, but I wouldn’t use a cherry because I don’t care for them. I’d probably use raspberries or strawberries.

  4. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) July 10, 2015 / 2:18 pm

    Those look SO yummy! These remind me of something very similar that my nana used to make for me when I was a kid.

  5. Patrice M Foster July 10, 2015 / 9:05 pm

    Not a baker but I love to eat all sweets. These delicate Viennese Cakes look divine.

  6. laurenpaintsflorida July 11, 2015 / 4:37 am

    These look absolutely delicious and the filling inside has me wanting to make a batch right now! Definitely will be giving this recipe a try soon. 🙂

  7. Jeanine July 11, 2015 / 1:45 pm

    These look so good! I’ve never seen or heard of them before, I bet they taste just lovely. I would love to try my hand at them!

  8. Jaime Nicole July 11, 2015 / 4:41 pm

    I haven’t seen these before, but how fun! Aesthetically they look wonderful and it sounds like they would taste as good as they look. I would love to try these.

  9. Elizabeth O. July 11, 2015 / 6:06 pm

    That looks so simple and delicious! I can’t wait to make this for my family.

  10. martinkadelux July 12, 2015 / 12:23 am

    These are wonderful little cakes! I love that you’re back to baking- I cannot wait to see more!

  11. Beth Williams July 12, 2015 / 2:04 am

    Those look really cute! I bet they’re delicious.

  12. Rosey July 12, 2015 / 11:47 am

    Those would be great for entertaining. They’re nice and compact and they sound delicious.

  13. klg1982 July 12, 2015 / 6:17 pm

    I spent quite alot of time reviewing a vintage cookbook from my dad’s hometown this summer. I love seeing what people made back when. These are so cute!

  14. Krystal's Kitsch July 12, 2015 / 7:14 pm

    Those are just too adorable. I’ve never tried a viennese cake before! Looks cute.

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