Family,  Food

Tomato Soup Cake

I read a recipe for cake made with tomato soup in Mary Kay Andrew’s book Deep Dish. With ingredients that strange I just had to try it.

Tomato Soup Chocolate Cake

1/2 cup butter
1 1/3 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 T baking powder
1 t baking soda
1/4 cup warm water
1 can condensed tomato soup

Heat oven to 350 and grease and flour a 13×9 pan.
Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs.
In a small bowl mix together all dry ingredients.
Mix tomato soup and water together.
Add dry and wet ingredients alternately to the butter/sugar bowl.
Bake 30 minutes.

Cream Cheese Frosting

8 oz cream cheese at room temp.
1 stick butter softened
4 cups powdered sugar
1 t vanilla

Cream butter and cream cheese together and then beat in powdered sugar. Add vanilla. Thin with milk if needed.

It tastes good. Nice and moist. Of course you could cover anything with cream cheese frosting and make it taste good.

I had Z help me make the cake. There is a master evil plan here. If she cooks with me then she might eat what she made. If I start her with cooking cake she’ll definitely eat what she made. Her first job was to unwrap the butter and put it in the bowl. She seemed surprised that I didn’t comment on her getting her hands sticky. Then I handed her a small bag of flour, a spoon, and a 2 cup measuring cup and told her to fill it up. She looked at me like I’d lost my mind. Of course she ended up with flour everywhere but that’s to be expected. Again she was finding it strange that she wasn’t in trouble. She finally told me that her mommy says that if you make a cake you can not make a mess in the kitchen. She repeated this several times. I told her that I can’t make a cake without making a mess and that it is no big deal because it is easy to clean up. I think she decided that I’m just nuts. But later when it was time to shuck corn for dinner she joined in and helped. Maybe the evil plan is going to work….


  • jodith

    I think you’re taking exactly the right approach. Just do things matter of factly in the way that you do them and let her go along for the ride. You can’t attack the mother directly, because that will just hurt everyone. But letting the daughter see that there are different ways to do things, just as valid as her mother’s way, will go a long way to helping her adjust to you and the new family.

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