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Mimi's Tomato Soup Cake

Rated as 4.25 out of 5 Stars

"Depression era tomato spice cake recipe used by my grandmother...this cake is REALLY spicy! You may substitute butter for the shortening if you prefer."
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Ingredients

2 h servings 499
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 - 10 inch Bundt or tube pan)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan. Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, combine tomato soup, water and baking soda. Add to creamed mixture alternately with the flour mixture. Stir in the raisins and nuts.
  3. Pour batter into a 10 inch Bundt or tube pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then turn out onto a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 499 calories; 23.5 69.4 6.5 7 388 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This variation on a spice cake is moist and delicious and bursting with flavor. My picky husband was ready to write off anything with tomato soup as an ingredient, but declared it absolutely won...

Most helpful critical review

very heavy cake. Not hard to tell it is a depression era recipe. I liked the spices to give it some other taste other than tomato soup. I like it, but my husband refuses to eat it.

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This variation on a spice cake is moist and delicious and bursting with flavor. My picky husband was ready to write off anything with tomato soup as an ingredient, but declared it absolutely won...

Baked this cake yesterday and it really was very good. Moist and flavoursome and quite economical. This is certainly one I will make again and again as my husband says it is his sort of cake!

I cut this recipe in half so I could make muffins for a outing I had planned for today. Instead of shortening, I used half melted butter and half homemade organic applesauce. I used whole wheat ...

Funny, My husband could hardly wait for me to make this cake. He said his great grandmother used to make it all the time. It is one of his favorites.

very heavy cake. Not hard to tell it is a depression era recipe. I liked the spices to give it some other taste other than tomato soup. I like it, but my husband refuses to eat it.

I found this cake to be quite dry. Followed the recipe a given but seems to need more liquid. I was surprised that there were no eggs in recipe.

very good texture was moist

Surprisingly wonderful! Tomato soup is an odd item for a cake ingredient, in fact, I didn't tell anyone until after they raved about it. I substituted milk for the water and used yogurt covere...

I haven't had tomato soup cake since I was a kid. Mine turned out moist and quite tasty, I didn't notice any obvious tomato soup taste, and the spices are perfect. I used butter-flavoured shorte...