Tomato Soup and Cinnamon Cake

    1 hour 15 minutes

    Tomato soup sounds like an odd ingredient for a cake but you have to try it for the spicy kick. Delicious!

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    Serves: 16 

    • 1 (300g) tin condensed tomato soup
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1 cup white sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 85g butter
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1 1/2 cups (185g) self-raising flour
    • 1 cup raisins

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

    1. Combine the tomato soup and the bicarb soda in a bowl, and let it stand.
    2. Cream sugar, egg, butter, salt, cinnamon and cloves. Mix in tomato soup and bicarb soda mixture and then flour. Stir in the raisins, and pour the batter in a greased baking dish.
    3. Bake at 165 degrees C for 1 hour, or until done. Cool the cake, and top with cream cheese icing.

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    Fantastic spicy cake. It was simple to make and lovely, light and moist even after 3 days. Will try dirtgirl's tip with the ginger and cardamom.  -  22 Oct 2012


    Made this cake last night and also added some ground ginger and ground cardamom. Divided it into 2 loaf pans, so that I could freeze one. Came out so unbelievably light and fluffy and was very tasty. Did not bother to decorate it though. The only change I would make next time is to use salt reduced tomato soup, other than that an amazing cake and so easy to literally throw together in no time at all.  -  20 Oct 2012


    I followed the recipe with four changes: I omitted the salt, I used all-purpose flour and added 1 tsp baking powder, I omitted the raisins (we're out), and I added maybe 3/4 or 1 tsp of lemon extract. I used a silicone bundt pan sprayed with Pam, and, for whatever reason, it took 1 hour and 20 minutes to bake. It was awesome! I might add a little more baking powder next time but maybe not. It wasn't dense, it just didn't rise a whole lot. My husband HATES tomato soup, and he couldn't guess what was in the cake. Success! Oh, and I iced it with 'cream cheese' icing (8 oz soft neufchatel cheese, 2 TBS soft butter, maybe 1½ cups icing sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp lemon extract, maybe 1 or 2 TBS milk). Fabulous! Thanks for sharing, Debbie!  -  25 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)