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Bake It Till You Make It: Tomato Soup Cake

Yes, yes. We know. Tomatoes are meant for sandwiches and ketchup. But we’ve been watching so much Cake Hunters and Texas Cake House that we felt like being adventurous!

To be honest, the cake tasted just like a savoury raisin and spice cake. Don’t believe it? Try this recipe it at your next potluck!

Watch Mindy, Nat and Jiwwy attempt it here!

INGREDIENTS (Makes 2 layers)
Dry ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ⅓ cups sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

Wet ingredients

  • 1 can (10 ¾ ounces) of Campbell’s condensed tomato soup
  • ½ cup shortening (or butter)
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 cup raisins
  • Cream cheese frosting
  • 8 ounces cream cheese frosting


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F
  2. Grease and flour two 8-inch round cake pans, shaking out any excess flour.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. 
  4. Add the soup, shortening, eggs, and water. Beat together until everything forms a smooth (pink!) batter. 
  5. Fold in raisins. Pour the batter into both cake pans, doing your best to get the same amount in each.
  6. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes; when the cake is done, a fork inserted in the center should come out clean.
  7. Let the cake cool completely and spread the cream cheese frosting between and on top of the cooled cake. 

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