Mimi's Tomato Soup Cake


"Depression era tomato spice cake recipe used by my grandmother...this cake is REALLY spicy! You may substitute butter for the shortening if you prefer."


2 h servings 499 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 499 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 23.5 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs:
  • 69.4g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 6.5 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 388 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan. Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, combine tomato soup, water and baking soda. Add to creamed mixture alternately with the flour mixture. Stir in the raisins and nuts.
  3. Pour batter into a 10 inch Bundt or tube pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then turn out onto a wire rack.
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  1. 11 Ratings


This variation on a spice cake is moist and delicious and bursting with flavor. My picky husband was ready to write off anything with tomato soup as an ingredient, but declared it absolutely won...

Baked this cake yesterday and it really was very good. Moist and flavoursome and quite economical. This is certainly one I will make again and again as my husband says it is his sort of cake!

Funny, My husband could hardly wait for me to make this cake. He said his great grandmother used to make it all the time. It is one of his favorites.

very heavy cake. Not hard to tell it is a depression era recipe. I liked the spices to give it some other taste other than tomato soup. I like it, but my husband refuses to eat it.

I cut this recipe in half so I could make muffins for a outing I had planned for today. Instead of shortening, I used half melted butter and half homemade organic applesauce. I used whole wheat ...

I found this cake to be quite dry. Followed the recipe a given but seems to need more liquid. I was surprised that there were no eggs in recipe.

very good texture was moist

Surprisingly wonderful! Tomato soup is an odd item for a cake ingredient, in fact, I didn't tell anyone until after they raved about it. I substituted milk for the water and used yogurt covere...

LOVED this recipe!! For years, I've heard people talk about "tomato soup cake" and, I'll admit, curiosity got the better of me so I just HAD to make it!!! This tasted just like a spice cake an...