Friday, April 1, 2011

Tomato Soup Cake

Not long ago one of my co workers arrived at my desk at work with several fresh warm
slices of Tomato Soup loaf....just because. I had not had it in years. I know it sounds rather odd 
to have Tomato soup in a cake, but you'll just have to take my word...it is so good.
It can be made in an 8x8 cake pan, 1 loaf pan or a muffin tin.
Thanks Deb....I enjoy sharing our love for baking together.

Ingredients:
  • 2 tbsp margarine
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tin tomato soup
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup nuts (optional)
Method:
  1. Stir together Tomato Soup and baking soda. It will foam up. stir well until the foam settles.
  2. Cream together margarine, eggs and sugar.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together dry ingredients. Add alternately with soup mixture to the creamed mixture. Add raisins and nuts if using.
  4. Pour into greased pans. Bake @350 ยบ. 35 minutes for 8x8. 50 minutes for 1 loaf pan. 15-20 minutes for muffins. 

25 comments:

  1. This sounds so unusual that I *have* to try this! How interesting. I bet it would be good.

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  2. I had this when I was younger and it was pretty good..not as good as chocolate cake but good just the same.

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  3. I love tomato soup cake, i made one last month...or i suppose month before last now that it is April. I have never thought to make it in a loaf pan, i usually make it in a square cake pan and ice it like brownies. Yummy!

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  4. Oh I haven't had this in YEARS!

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  5. This is one of my Mom's 'tried and true' recipes. Whenever she'd make it she'd call it a spice cake until the guests tried it ... then she'd tell them that it's actually called Tomato Soup Cake! Apparently knowing that it contained tomato soup turned off enough people that my Mom learned to withold the main ingredient until they tried it lol. I haven't had a person yet who doesn't love this cake. We like to sprinkle powdered sugar over it. :)

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  6. I'm trying it this weekend, it sounds so different it has to be good!!

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  7. I've been making this for years. I made one last week and hubby was like tomato soup seriously? LOL I told him to just try it and he loved it. I made mine as a sheet cake then frosted it with cream cheese icing, absolutely delicious.

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  8. never heard of adding soup to a cake, sounds interesting!

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  9. Oh yes - a familiar recipe that I haven't made in a long time. Thanks for the reminder!

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  10. Delighted to see this recipe. I opened one too many cans of tomato soup for supper last night. Now I have a use for the extra open can.
    Another great recipe from you gals!
    Thanks!

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  11. It's April Fools Day! Makes me wonder if this was a joke :) I will have to try it out. Thanks!

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  12. I love this stuff, we have it a lot. We have noticed the only nationally available soup without garlic and/or onion notes is the scotch one- wink, wink

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  13. Such a wonderful cake. It was one of the first cakes I ever baked all by myself. My Mom gave me the recipe. I'm 66 years old, this is an old recipe.

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  14. I've seen the recipe before...but never tried it. Now I think I will! Sounds good.

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  15. I am glad you enjoyed this loaf. It was always a great addition to my lunch when I was a child. I never thought to bake it as a cake. I'll need to try that the next time I bake it. Deborah

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  16. This is my husbands favorite cake. He asks for it for his birthday. His mom put white icing on it, so I do too.

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  17. Scared but might just try it anyway!

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  18. Interesting! Must try this one! Thanks for the recipe!

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  19. I made this today as muffins and my kids loved them. I added about a cup of finely chopped carrots instead of raisins and nuts. Then I was inspired to try it with spinach puree instead of the soup. It's really yummy too, and I think next time I'll add mini chocolate chips! I just made the puree to be about the same consistency as the soup, had to add an apple (or apple sauce) to make it similar.

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  20. My Mom always made this when I was a kid; it was one of my favorites. Thanks for the memories.

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  21. I have wanted to try this for sometime now. Thanks for posting it an giving me that extra push to get baking.

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  22. Very excited about this cake!! I made a lite glaze to go over it and it is delish!!!! Thank you so much I am very very lucky I found your blog. So many yummy things to try!!! I can't wait!!

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  23. I just made it and it is SOOOOO good!!! I made my family try it before I told them what it was... THEY loved it!!!! and they thought it was really funny when i told them what it was!!!.... " Tomato soup GOOD, Cake GOOD.... Tomato Soup Cake BETTER!"

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  24. My grandmother put walnuts & chopped dates in this. We always made it in a loaf pan & the big thing is that it stores really well. I took a loaf to college & we ate slices for weeks.

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  25. My Mom used to make this when I was young. Just thought about it the other day. Thank goodness for the internet as Mom cannot remember how to make it..

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