Monday, February 8, 2016

Tomato Soup Cake

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!

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