Do you ever see vintage recipes and wonder "What were they thinking?" Tomato Soup Cake is one of those kinds of recipes. I decided to try it out, frosting and all, just so I could say I did it.
Modern versions of the Tomato Soup Cake recipe have been adjusted and perfected to make a much better cake, but the original 1930s version was fun to try.
It wasn't my favorite cake, but it wasn't terrible either. We all had a piece, but never actually finished the cake... it was a little too tomatoey for my taste buds. I can see why homemaker felt the need to improve on the flavor. The concept is unique, but the original recipe just wasn't quite right.
There is a whole article on the Campbell's Soup website devoted to the history of the Tomato Soup Cake. If you're a vintage recipe nerd like myself you should totally check in out!