While tomato soup might not be the first ingredient that comes to mind when baking, it’s this very element that lends a subtle sweetness and moisture to the cake, making it a fascinating testament to the resourceful spirit of homemakers from yesteryears.

Ingredients: – Shortening – Sugar – Baking Soda – Tomato Soup – Flour – Cinnamon – Nutmeg – Cloves – Baking Powder – Raisins – Walnuts – Cream Cheese – Powdered Sugar – Vanilla

Equipment You May Need – 9-Inch Square Cake Pan – Measuring Cups and Spoons – Mixing Bowls – Mixer – Wooden Spoon – Flour Sifter – Knife

Can I taste the tomato soup in the cake? No, the tomato soup primarily adds moisture and sweetness to the cake. Once baked, the tomato flavor melds with the spices and other ingredients, resulting in a well-balanced and delicious dessert.

Frosting Variations:  While cream cheese frosting is classic, you can also use vanilla buttercream or a simple dusting of powdered sugar for a lighter option.

Curious? Click below to get the recipe.