Green Tomato Spice Cake

Green Tomato Spice Cake


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This is a moist, spice-type cake which uses green tomatoes. Sprinkle the finished cake with icing sugar or ice with cream cheese icing.


Serves: 24 

  • 4 cups chopped green tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 125g butter (softened)
  • 440g white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (90g) sultanas
  • 1/2 cup (60g) chopped walnuts

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Extra time:10min  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

  1. Place chopped tomatoes in a bowl and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon salt. Let stand 10 minutes. Place in a colander, rinse with cold water and drain.
  2. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 23x33 cm casserole dish or baking dish.
  3. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat until creamy.
  4. Sift together flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, soda and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add sultanas and walnuts to dry mixture; add dry ingredients to creamed mixture. Dough will be very stiff. Mix well.
  5. Add drained tomatoes and mix well. Pour into the prepared baking dish.
  6. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven or until a tester inserted into cake comes out clean.

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Reviews (3)


This is an amazing, yummy and simple cake to make! I have surprised friends and family with this and NO ONE has guessed it has green tomatoes in it :-) The changes I made were 1) use half the amount of sugar 2) replaced butter with oil 3) I don't use walnuts due to allergies, so sprinkled the top of the cake with pumpkin seeds - nice and crunchy. 4) I mixed the tomatoes, oil, sugar, eggs and raisins together, then folded in the sifted the dry ingredients, much easier 5) And preparing the tomatoes, I blended them in the food processor then drained them in a colander, then squeezed any excess liquid out (froze what I didn't use) - 25 Apr 2012


This Green tomato cake is one of the tastiest moist cakes I've ever made . A great way of using a kg of green tomatoes when was too cold for them to ripen Thanks for this recipe - 14 Jul 2014


Good way of getting use out of green tomatoes. I did adjust the sugar back a bit and I would not use the salt in the dry ingredient mix as I think plenty of salt taste was still with my tomatoes after rinsing. Thanks for a lovely cake. - 13 Mar 2016

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