Thursday, September 4, 2008

406th Post - Tomato Soup Cake

Had something that sure did look and taste like carrot cake at a recent family gathering. I was wrong.

Here is the email from my cousin

Hello Bev,

Hope this email finds you well. I'm finally ready to send you my recipe. It's pretty easy except I find I always have to milk to thin it out. I got this recipe from my sister in law who is also a distant relative on the Avery side. Her Grandmother is Jennie (Avery) Wilson so we can call it a family recipe.

Letonya's Tomato Soup Cake

1/2 C shortening
1 C sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1 tsp nutmeg
1 can tomato soup in which 1 tsp soda has been dissolved
2 C flour

Add soup after mixing all other ingredients. Add milk if too thick. Bake at 350 for about 40 mins (usually longer than this, probably about 55 or 60 mins)

I also make up a glaze of icing sugar and water and drizzle it on while cake is still hot. I usually just leave the cake in the pan but I had it cut into squares and placed on a platter for our reunion.


Cousin Donna

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