Tomato Soup Cake

This is an old recipe I thought my mom had made up...I've just been making it so long. Much to my delight I found out Betty r makes this too and I am assuming then that a lot of you do. In fact, a scrounge through my old Mennonite Cookbook shows that it is indeed in there...the one which is almost identical to the one I use was submitted by Mrs. Anna Buhler, Niverville, Manitoba in the 1977 (21st printing) of the Mennonite Treasury of Recipes.


1/3 cup butter

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 cups flour

1/4 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp baking pwd
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon ( I always more cinnamon )
1 tsp allspice (I often substitute cardamon instead)
1 tsp nutmeg1 tin tomato soup
1/2 cup chopped nuts

1 cup raisins

Mix the butter and sugar until light and fluffy...add eggs. Sift together the dry ingredients and add slowly until well mixed. Add the tomato soup, nuts and raisins. Bake in greased pan in 350 oven for 45 to 50 minutes.


  1. Curious ingredients; I'm sure it's delicious. In fact, I've got everything to make this, so I shall!

    : D

  2. oh yes, my mom made this one. . . it always reminds me of carrot cake. . .and her recipe was from the Mennonite Treasury.

  3. trish, i must say that i have never tried this one, nor have i ever tasted it........something new to try!

  4. Sounds strange . . . like when I used mayo in a chocolate cake . . . but I'm sure it's good.

  5. Ok who would have thunk a can of tomato soup in cake! Gotta try just because of that...