jmcarthur8 and Ruthie have been talking about vintage pies - anyone for vintage cakes?
These two come to mind: Sausage Cake and Seed Cake.
There is a restaurant/bakery in Minneapolis that serves "sausage bread" made with bison. This tripped a switch in my memory, and I looked up sausage cake - sure enough, there it was, with pork rather than bison, of course! Since the recipe from the restaurant has been published, it's easy to see that the recipes are virtually the same -
Here is proof that the old recipes can see a new life - and a profitable one, at that!
I would love a good English recipe for seed cake, myself.....