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My Grandma's Graham Cracker Cake

Updated on November 28, 2011
Graham Cracker Cake with cream cheese icing topped with some graham cracker crumbs. You can also use ground walnuts to garnish instead of the grahams.
Graham Cracker Cake with cream cheese icing topped with some graham cracker crumbs. You can also use ground walnuts to garnish instead of the grahams. | Source

Grandma Vicky's Famous Graham Cracker Cake

This recipe is my grandmother's famous Graham Cracker Cake. Another one of my family's favorites. This particular cake is my father's all time favorite of his mothers' recipes. It's perfect for children to me because its not too sweet. That's one of the many reasons my father enjoyed it so much. I hope you will too.

My grandmother no longer bakes anymore due to her age and illnesses but her recipes will go on in my family's kitchen and now maybe yours. I hope you guys really enjoy this one.

Graham Cracker Cake

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • For 2 8-inch pans only; for 9x13 pan, use 1 ½ times recipe
  • line the bottom of pan(s) with wax paper


  • ½ cup shortening (Crisco or Spry)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 24 graham crackers (plain)
  • 1 cup ground walnuts
  • ½ tsp salt

Separate eggs; beat whites till stiff; beat yolks; set aside

Cream shortening and sugar; add yolks, then milk

Add crackers (rolled fine with baking powder)

Add nuts (with salt); Fold in egg whites

Bake 375 degrees; check after 25 minutes; toothpick comes out clean when done

Cake will drop as it cools


Use butter or cream cheese icing...

For 1 recipe use:

  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbls sour cream or milk; beat well
  • Add confectioners sugar just to spreading consistency
  • Garnish will ground nuts


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    • kerlynb profile image


      6 years ago from Philippines, Southeast Asia, Earth ^_^

      Was looking for a quick and easy dessert recipe for today until I stumbled upon this. Now my search is over! Many thanks!

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      9 years ago

      i have been looking for this recipe for a long time my grandmother had the recipe off the graham cracker box in the 60.

    • malibu35 profile image


      10 years ago from malibu35

      Me tooo..

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      10 years ago

      Wow, this one sounds great too. I love graham crackers.


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