Graham cracker cake

If you like Graham crackers, then I think you’ll really enjoy this dessert. Graham cracker cake has been around for a long time; once you make it, you’ll know why. It’s full of flavor and has a fantastic texture. This delicious cake is always a hit when we serve it.

Ingredients Needed for an Old Fashioned Graham Cracker Cake:


White granulated sugar


Evaporated Milk (can use regular milk)

Ground Cinnamon

Vanilla extract

Box of Cinnamon Graham crackers, crushed

Shredded Coconut

Chopped Nuts

Maple Glaze Ingredients:

Brown Sugar



Maple extract

Powdered Sugar

Recipe Notes:

  • We use cinnamon-flavored graham crackers because they are more flavorful, which gives the cake more flavor. You can certainly try it with honey-flavored graham crackers, too.
  • We enjoy this cake with the maple glaze. However, it’s delicious with cream cheese frosting or just whipped cream.

If you like this dessert, you may want to try our cinnamon pecan cobbler. It’s fabulous!

Scroll down for the full recipe.

Graham Cracker Cake

Graham Cracker Cake

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Prep Time15 mins

Cook Time1 hr 10 mins

Total Time1 hr 25 mins

Course: Cake, Dessert

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Graham Cracker Cake

Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

  • 2 sticks butter or 1 cup softened
  • 1 3/4 cups white granulated sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk can use regular milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 14.4 ounce box of cinnamon graham crackers, crushed (Put in plastic bag and crush with rolling pin)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
  • 1 cup of chopped nuts of your choice

Maple Glaze:

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup butter or 4 tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Cake Instructions:

  • Cream butter and sugar with a mixer; add eggs and continue mixing. Add milk, graham crackers and coconut along with vanilla extract using mixer until well blended. Fold in nuts.

  • Pour into sprayed bundt pan. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes until center is done. Cool for 15 to 20 minutes and remove from pan.

You can add more milk if glaze gets too thick. Just keep adding until consistency you like.

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Graham Cracker Cake

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