The If I Had Known You Were Coming, I Would Have Baked You Cake! By Sandra Haase is a delightfully written cookbook filled with a good selection of old-fashioned cake recipes. You will also find other dessert recipes including a recipe for Pumpkin Praline Pie or Jell-O Salad. Instructions are clear and the writing is delightful and I had great fun reading this cookbook. There is an active table of contents making navigation easy.
Some of the recipes you will find in her cookbook include:
Hot Milk Cake (This is one of my favorite go-two recipes when I need a cake fast).
Watergate Cake with Cover-up Icing
Red Velvet Cake.