When I came across tomato soup cake, I just wasn’t sure. I read that it tasted like a spice cake. But tomatoes…in cake? I just wasn’t sure. If you like spice cake and don’t mind trying new things, give this unique cake a try!
What does tomato soup cake taste like?
Spice cake! It has a lightly sweet, deep flavor. The nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves all help that spice cake flavor to come out.
Where did tomato soup originate?
Tomato soup is a recipe from the Depression era. Tomato soup was an ingredient to replace milk and butter in the original recipe. Over time the recipe has changed and this one is closer to the Campbell’s tomato soup recipe.
How do you make tomato soup cake?
This cake bakes in a 9×13 cake pan. Be sure to spray it with cooking spray so the cake does not stick.
Use a stand mixer or hand mixer so that the ingredients come together easily. In the bowl of a stand mixer with the beater blade, cream together the butter and the sugar.
The last addition of the cake is to add the soup, raisins and walnuts.
The cake will take about 28-30 minutes to bake. The center of the cake should spring back when you touch it.
Frosting for Tomato Soup Cake
We used a cream cheese frosting for this cake because that is what we like on spice cakes. I’ve seen recipes for tomato soup cake with caramel frosting. Those sound amazing too! You could try this caramel frosting recipe.
**Pro Tip: Cream cheese frosting is easy to make. The key is to have the butter and cream cheese at room temperature. This will help the frosting cream easily.**
Does cake with cream cheese frosting need refrigerated?
Yes. You should refrigerate cakes with cream cheese frosting. You can remove the cake from the fridge up to 2 hours before serving to bring it to room temperature.
How long does cake last?
If you seal this cake well, it should stay fresh in the refrigerator for 5-7 days. Remember that cake is normally best when served within 24 hours of baking.