Wacky Recipe Wednesday #3 – Tomato Soup Cake

When you are on a roll…then let it roll. Wednesday arrives. I have been cooking and experimenting. Baked Tofu for the first time successfully. Made béchamel sauce and added cumin as I was out of nutmeg. That tasted pretty good. (Very light addition of cumin.)

Minnesota went to the caucus last night in huge numbers – record numbers, in fact. That was encouraging to see. I stood outside along with many hundreds, if not a couple of thousand people, and people seemed in good spirits. It was cold out, but nobody seemed to mind. Most encouraging to see was the enormous numbers of first time voters who participated.

History of tomato soup cake

Anyways…Here’s another recipe that mayhap one of you have heard of or not. It’s worth posting as a curiosity from the Kitchen Kompanion: recipes from the Ladies of the Lansing Reform Christian Church. This is  a vintage cookbook that is well worn and used by me.

Tomato Soup Cake Recipe:

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup shortening*

1 can of tomato soup

1 teaspoon cloves

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

2 cups of flour

1 teaspoon soda

1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla

raisins, nuts

Cream sugar and shortening. Sift spices and soda with flour, Add sifted mixture and tomato soup alternatively to creamed mixture. Add vanilla, raisins and nuts if desired. Bake at 350 degree oven for 45 minutes. Serve plain or with butter frosting.

Maybe I should make this cake?  (Who would eat it?)

And there is the recipe for tomato soup cake! You read it here. A little wackiness on Wednesday to lighten the day.

Have a good humored day!  Thanks for stopping by my kitchen.



About kunstkitchen

Visual artist and writer hunting words, languages, visions, and insight in my kitchen - connecting Art (Kunst) and culture and slow food cooking. Credits: Do not own a microwave oven and never have. Do not own a food processor. Chopped veggies in a Zen monastery for a weekend. (Seriously) Classically trained artist. Paint and draw with traditional materials. Live in the Northland where it's six months of winter. Appreciate the little things in life. Sharing food and art experiences and the lessons that my talented and generous friends have given me.
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