Showing posts with label Tomato Soup Cake. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tomato Soup Cake. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tomato Soup Cake

Soup Can by Andy Warhol
(a favorite of mine)
It was a dreary rainy day
in Phoenix yesterday, so
naturally the dudes and I
went for a two hour hike in
Papago Park.
We missed most of the rain but
there was a chill in the air and
the sky stayed gray. We loved it!
Yes, it is possible to get tired of
sunshine so we really try to enjoy
the gloom on the rare days that we
get it.
After our hike, we required cake
and hot chocolate. The hot chocolate
was easy (thank you, Swiss Miss).

But for the cake I wanted something a little more dense than the usual,
so we brought out Gram's recipe box and searched for the recipe my
mother had recently told me about: Tomato Soup Cake. It just begs to be
given a test drive, doesn't it?


1/3 cup oleo
(had to call Mom on that one -- I'd forgotten what oleo was)
(I used 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened, instead)
1 cup sugar

1 egg
1 tspn ground cinnamon

1/2 tspn ground cloves
1/2 tspn nutmeg
1 can condensed tomato
soup (10.75 oz)

1 tspn baking soda
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup raisins
Confectioner's sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 X 9 baking dish.
Mix tomato soup and baking soda (it will foam a bit) and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until
fluffy then add egg, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Alternately
add the soup and flour to the large mixing bowl. Lastly, mix in

raisins. Pour into baking dish and bake for 50 - 55 minutes.
Let cool and sprinkle with confectioner's sugar.

Well, after dubious looks from the dudes and the Hub, I am
happy to report that this cake is delicious. It's a little heavier
than regular cake, but it's moist and has just the right amount of
spice. If you didn't know tomato soup was in there, you'd never
guess. Two oven mitts up, Gram! Next time I want to try it in
the form of cupcakes with cream cheese frosting!!! YUM!

The winner of our Cookie Cutter contest is Danica Rice!
Congrats, Danica! Good luck with the shamrock!

Yippee! I just got word that Sprinkle with Murder is ranked 9th on Barnes and Noble's mass market mystery bestseller list. Let's celebrate and give away some cupcakes! If you’d like to win cupcakes from Crumbs Bake Shop, send us an e-mail at or a comment with your idea of the wackiest cupcake ingredients you can think of.

Thanks to everyone who came to Saturday's signing at the Poisoned Pen and enjoyed some Lulu's Cupcakes! Murder and cupcakes -- what's not to love? Here are some pics my father-in-law (Robert Orf) took. He's a wonderful photographer! Thanks, Dad!

Jenn McKinlay



Lucy Lawrence