Tomato Soup Cake

Tomato Soup Cake

I know what you’re thinking TOMATO SOUP IN A CAKE??? But, just trust me ok. This is based on a 1950’s recipe, that I’ve update for a more modern palate , which results in a super moist, bright orange cake/loaf that tastes similar to Carrot Cake.

The Baking Life - Tomato Soup Cake

Tomato Soup Cake

BKC Mike
TOMATO SOUP IN A CAKE??? Based on a 1950’s recipe, that I’ve update for a more modern palate , which results in a bright orange cake/loaf that tastes similar to Carrot Cake.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Savoury

Ingredients
  

BATTER

  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 220 g self-raising flour
  • 285 g tomato soup canned
  • 30 g butter
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 40 g walnuts coarsely chopped
  • 50 g raisins
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tsp pumpkin spice

FROSTING

  • 220 g icing sugar
  • 100 g cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven 180°C.
  • Line a loaf tin with baking paper.
  • In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar, until light and fluffy.
  • In seperate bowl, mix together the flour, pumpkin spice and salt.
  • Alternately, add the flour, beaten egg and soup to the butter and sugar.
  • Fold in the nuts and raisins.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf tin and bake for around 50-60 minutes – test by inserting a skewer into the middle of the cake and if it comes out clean it’s ready.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool.
  • While the loaf is cooling, beat together the buttermilk, cream cheese and vanilla in a bowl, until the mixture is creamy.  Then, gradually beat in the icing sugar until the frosting is the desired consistency.
  • Once the loaf is fully chilled cut it in the middle length-ways, coat the bottom half with frosting the replace the top half.
  • Finally coat the the top of the loaf with frosting, chill for 20 minutes, then serve.

Notes

For how to make Pumpkin Spice, find the recipe >here<.
To find out more about the difference between Baking Powder & BiCarbinate of Soda (Baking Soda), check out the info >here<.
Keyword cakes, dairy free, vegan, cupcakes, sweet, tomato soup, walnuts


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