Baking Yesteryear Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US giveaway to win one of two copies of Baking Yesteryear: The Best Recipes from the 1900s to the 1980s by B. Dylan Hollis.

As soon as I read about this book, I knew I was going to love it and when I finally got my hands on it – it was a done deal. My only complaint is that “yesteryear” includes the 1980s. I will forgive Mr. Hollis for that slight since the book is genius in printed form but I’m still stinging from the implication that the 1980s are historic.

B. Dylan Hollis is a trained jazz pianist who has become a social media star – you can follow him on Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok – all those links are available in his author profile here on EYB. During COVID, the author took to TikTok to share his comedic talents while teaching himself to bake. He has always had a love of all things vintage (he drives a 1963 Cadillac) which explains the muse for this beautifully photographed title filled with 101 expertly curated recipes. His vibrant personality led to a massive following on all social media channels.

Baking Yesteryear is divided into decades from the 1900s to 1980s (tears) and also contains a chapter on the “worst of the worst” with dishes such as Jellied meatloaf of Pickle cheesecake. Each chapter shares recipes that were popular during that time period. For example, the 1900s contains recipes for Cornflake macaroons and Hermits and the 1980s delivers Millionaire’s shortbread and the Watergate cake.

Our takes you inside this fun book and features the following

Baking Yesteryear was officially the bestselling book (not the bestselling cookbook but bestselling book overall) in the country with almost 127,000 copies sold as of August 4th and was the highest preordered cookbook in publisher DK’s history.

What are you waiting for grab a copy now!

Special thanks to the publisher for providing two copies of this title in our promotion. Entry options include answering the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you like to try first?

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  • gleeandtea  on  August 15, 2023

    Honestly I want to try the ones that came out nasty! And the chocolate mayo cake, that could be so moist!

  • rkosully  on  August 15, 2023

    I would first like to make the chocolate potato bread.

  • sarahawker  on  August 15, 2023

    Midnight mallowmalt cake

  • matag  on  August 15, 2023

    Melting moments

  • lean1  on  August 15, 2023

    Dutch Apple Cake

  • smartie101  on  August 15, 2023

    Absolutely the Hedgehogs!

  • ravensfan  on  August 15, 2023

    The Lady Baltimore

  • DarcyVaughn  on  August 15, 2023

    Food for the gods

  • CapeCodCook  on  August 15, 2023

    the Cream Spice Cake is irresistible!

  • Babycarrot  on  August 16, 2023

    Dutch apple cake

  • sayeater  on  August 16, 2023

    Millionaire’s pie – cool whip and maraschino cherries?! Let the guilty pleasure extravaganza begin!

  • schaitelh  on  August 16, 2023

    Oatmeal honey cake sounds scrumptious!

  • BMeyer  on  August 16, 2023

    Dutch apple cake

  • dataentrytard  on  August 16, 2023

    We would like to prepare the carrot pie first.

  • Desshep41  on  August 16, 2023

    I think I would love to do the Dutch apple cake first. It is coming up apple season.

  • Jillyb3  on  August 17, 2023

    This book looks fun, and I want to try the ones I’ve never heard of! Unemployment pudding and Anadama bread first.

  • trudys_person  on  August 17, 2023

    Hmmm, the Hedgehogs sound interesting, but there is no explanation in the recipe of how to shape them. There are two steps explaining how to portion them evenly, but then you’re supposed to dip them in egg … It’s hard to tell from the picture what shape they should be – a cylinder? Pyramid? Hedgehog?

  • Laura1  on  August 18, 2023

    Dutch Apple Cake

  • lisambb  on  August 18, 2023

    The cream spice cake.

  • Redmoose31  on  August 18, 2023

    Pickle cheesecake! Sounds sneaky good.

  • sarahteertzah  on  August 18, 2023

    Dutch apple cake

  • bvgardner  on  August 18, 2023

    Wacky cake

  • dhogue  on  August 18, 2023

    Does it make me old because I remember the 1970s and 1980s recipes from when they were first shared around and appeared in every newspaper? 🙂

    My grandmother made the chocolate mayonnaise cake when I was a kid, and it’s a great recipe! That cake is so moist and chocolately!

  • AnneOther  on  August 18, 2023

    Many of the recipes on the index are for things I already make (yeah, I’m old), but one that I’d love to try is the Carrot Pie. I adore carrot cake, so Carrot Pie sounds intriguing!

  • mcrimmins  on  August 18, 2023

    Poorman’s Pie

  • fluffies  on  August 18, 2023

    i’d like to make cream spice cake.

  • TammyDee  on  August 19, 2023

    I would try the potato candy. My grandma used to make that.

  • oduong930  on  August 19, 2023

    dutch apple cake

  • virjeania  on  August 19, 2023


  • garrettsambo  on  August 19, 2023

    I’d try the Cream Spice Cake.

  • Su2cool  on  August 19, 2023

    hedgehogs sound like easy, yummy and fun

  • pdavey  on  August 19, 2023

    Dutch Apple cake

  • Jostlori  on  August 19, 2023

    Potato Chip Cookies

  • Dannausc  on  August 20, 2023

    Carrot pie

  • bkwrms78  on  August 20, 2023

    Dutch apple cake

  • BethHall  on  August 21, 2023

    Cream Spice Cake, for sure.

  • thewoobdog  on  August 21, 2023

    I’d have to try the Pioneer Brownies. And the rice pudding, to see if it tastes like my great-grandmother’s. And the Maple Squash Gems because, um, how unique is that? And the Unemployment Pudding because that’s the best name ever.

  • GreenhouseCheryl  on  August 21, 2023

    Rice pudding

  • coryphaeus  on  August 22, 2023


  • stulled  on  August 22, 2023

    The Lady Baltimore

  • amaLA  on  August 22, 2023

    Blackberry Jam Cake!

  • indianakat  on  August 24, 2023

    I would try the pie crust (because I’m always trying new recipes on pie crusts), and the hedgehogs because they sound easy

  • kbiggs  on  August 24, 2023

    The Lady Baltimore

  • ChicagoJen  on  August 25, 2023

    Election cake – I’m a history teacher!

  • AnnaZed  on  August 27, 2023


  • RuthGo  on  August 29, 2023

    He did a longer video about perfecting the peanut butter bread so that would be the one.

  • jberry  on  August 29, 2023

    I’d make a go at Watergate cake(sans pecans, replacing w/ pistachios).

  • EstherGertrude  on  August 29, 2023

    I would make Hermits!

  • mswager  on  August 29, 2023


  • JEWGAL777  on  August 30, 2023

    Cream Spice Cake

  • Techie15  on  August 30, 2023

    I’m excited to try some of these recipes. They are a blast from the past and a trip down memory lane.

  • educote5110  on  August 30, 2023

    I love Dylan’s Instagram posts with tested recipes! Can’t wait for the book!

  • sarah3079  on  August 30, 2023

    Divinity or fudge

  • Spud13  on  August 31, 2023

    Oatmeal Honey Bread

  • kalina813  on  September 2, 2023

    The honey bread

  • LaurenE  on  September 4, 2023

    Dutch Apple Cake

  • clairew137  on  September 7, 2023

    Melting moments

  • johanna1230  on  September 7, 2023

    Wacky cake!

  • hrk  on  September 8, 2023

    Carrot pie

  • Kmichet  on  September 8, 2023

    Christmas crack

  • elysedc  on  September 9, 2023

    the Cream Spice Cake looks amazing

  • skvalentine  on  September 13, 2023

    Dutch apple cake! We are covered up in apples right now and I need a new fantastic recipe.

  • MarciK  on  September 16, 2023

    Anadama bread

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  September 16, 2023

    Dutch apple cake

  • banba1  on  September 17, 2023

    Blackberry jam cake

  • elizabethwcrew  on  September 18, 2023

    I would make the peppermint patties first

  • JenjiD  on  September 18, 2023

    hot cross buns

  • kmn4  on  September 19, 2023

    Pickle cheesecake

  • mvd258  on  September 19, 2023

    I’d definitely make hedgehogs first. I love dates!

  • TxChef77  on  September 21, 2023

    Of the ones listed above, the oatmeal honey bread sounds right up my alley.

  • ammerlino  on  September 22, 2023

    I want to try the dutch apple cake

  • Marnewein  on  September 23, 2023

    Poor man’s pie!

  • tarae1204  on  September 27, 2023

    Dutch apple cake

  • luckycat588  on  September 28, 2023


  • betsyradelow  on  September 29, 2023

    Christmas crack

  • DanaMichelle  on  September 30, 2023

    I would love to try the Blackberry Jam Cake! My grandmother used to make that every year for the holidays, and I miss it so much!

  • ktrum7  on  October 4, 2023

    Oatmeal honey bread

  • silverspoon65  on  October 5, 2023


  • sarah3079  on  October 6, 2023

    Looking forward to trying all the recipes from the 1950’s!

  • chefjamesbarrett  on  October 6, 2023

    dutch apple cake

  • kbennall  on  October 8, 2023

    I have always wanted to see whether mock apple pie is remotely convincing…

  • EmilyR  on  October 9, 2023

    Pickle cheesecake

  • Leonard5854  on  October 20, 2023

    Dutch Apple Cake

  • TheCookbookCook  on  October 21, 2023


  • Lora724  on  October 22, 2023

    I would try Rice pudding from the book 🙂

  • hubbalance  on  October 22, 2023

    dutch apple cake sounds good. I love this idea.

  • jluvs2bake  on  October 24, 2023

    Blackberry jam cake!

  • orchidlady01  on  October 25, 2023

    Cream spice cake

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