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Tomato Soup Cake a Much Loved Old Fashioned Recipe

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Spicy and Moist Tomato Soup Cake

I have no idea who first made this tomato soup cake, but its been a long loved Canadian prairies favorite simply forever.   It likely came from a woman on a cold prairie farm having to shop in her pantry to feed her loved ones something different.  I can just see her in her vintage apron and real farmhouse kitchen.  Who ever that woman was generations of Canadian families need to thank her because this cake recipe is  delicious.  

In our current situation I know lots of us are digging around in our pantries, scratching our heads at what should I make now?  I thought it would fun to introduce you to this old fashioned cake recipe.  Its spicy and rich, you can have it with regular icing, but my family always has cooked brown sugar icing on it.  If the tomato soup title makes your family skeptical, call it a Mystery Spice Cake.  I promise this will become one of your favorite spice cake recipes.

Tomato Soup Cake Ingredients

1/3 cup butter

1 cup white sugar

1 large egg

1 tin tomato soup

1 tsp baking soda

2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp cloves

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1 1/4 cups raisins

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Classic tomato soup cake recipe/

Directions

Grease and flour a 8 inch square pan. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.

In a large bowl beat your butter until fluffy, add the sugar and beat well.

In a small bowl add the tin of tomato soup and the baking soda. The soda dissolves quickly making it kind of frothy.

Add the tomato soup mixture to the butter mixture and mix.

Adding tomato soup to tomato soup cake batter in a mixer

In a separate bowl mix together the flour and spices. Mix well.

Mixing flour, and spices in a small bowl for adding to tomato soup cake recipe

Add the flour and spices to the tomato soup mixture in the mixer. Mix well.

Add the raisins, and walnuts and mix until just combined.

Mixing tomato soup cake batter with raisins, and walnuts in mixer bowl
Tomato soup cake batter in a baking pan before going into the oven.

Transfer the batter to the 8 by 8 square pan. Bake about 30 minutes.

A from scratch classic tomato soup cake warm from the oven without icing yet.

Serve with a thick layer of cooked brown sugar icing.

Moist tomato soup cake with raisins, walnuts and brown sugar icing.

This cake is full of texture, moisture and flavour. Tomato soup cake keeps well and I packs well in lunches. I like to keep it the fridge so the icing stays fudgy and then pack it in small plastic containers for lunches.

A thick slice of tomato soup cake with brown sugar icing, and raisins.
Moist tomato soup cake with raisins, walnuts and brown sugar icing.

Spicy Tomato Soup Cake a Much Loved Classic Cake Recipe

A classic Canadian prairie tomato soup cake recipe. This cake is so moist and packed with spicy flavour and texture.
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Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:30 mins
Total Time:45 mins

Ingredients

  • cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 ¼ cup raisins or currants
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts optional

Instructions

  • Grease and flour a 8 inch square pan. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a large bowl beat your butter until fluffy, add the sugar and beat well.
  • In a small bowl add the tin of tomato soup and the baking soda. The soda dissolves quickly making it kind of frothy.
  • Add the tomato soup mixture to the butter mixture and mix.
  • In a small bowl mix the flour, and spices. Mix well.
  • Add the raisins, and walnuts and mix until just combined.
  • Bake at 325 for about 30 minutes minutes.
Servings: 12 pieces

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