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    Dolly Parton’s Green Tomato Cake

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    1 hr 20 mins

    20 mins

    1 hr

    Julesong's Note:

    Adapted from Dolly’s recipe in “Dolly’s Dixie Fixin’s.” She says, “This is a nice, thick cake that really doesn’t need any frosting, but if you must, cover it with the cream cheese kind.”

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    Serves: 12



    Units: US | Metric

    Cream Cheese Frosting


    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter two 9-inch cake pans and lightly dust them with flour.
    2. 2
      Place the raisins in a bowl and add hot water to cover; set aside. (Note from Julesong: you can use warm rum or other liquor, if you like.).
    3. 3
      Sift the flour into a medium bowl, then add the salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg; stir to combine.
    4. 4
      In another large bowl, whisk together the sugar, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla. Gradually add the flour mixture, stirring, until a smooth batter forms.
    5. 5
      Drain the raisins in a sieve.
    6. 6
      Stir the walnuts, drained raisins, cored/diced tomatoes, and coconut flakes into the batter.
    7. 7
      Pour an equal amount of batter into each prepared cake pan and spread evenly with a spatula.
    8. 8
      Bake in preheated 350 degree F oven for about 60 minutes of until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. When done, remove from oven and let cake cool in pans on wire racks.
    9. 9
      When cake is cool to the touch, slide a knife or icing spatula around the inside rim of each pan to loosen edges and carefully flip the cake layers onto the wire racks to continue cooling. (You can use an inverted plate on top of the pan, flip, and carefully transfer to racks, if you like.).
    10. 10
      If you want to frost the cake, make the cream cheese frosting while layers are cooling.
    11. 11
      To make the frosting, in a medium bowl beat together the cream cheese and butter with an electric or hand mixer until well blended.
    12. 12
      Add the vanilla and beat until incorporated.
    13. 13
      Gradually add the powdered sugar while continuing to beat until smooth.
    14. 14
      Beat in cinnamon until incorporated. Use to frost the cake.
    15. 15
      To frost cake: when cake is completely cooled place one layer on serving plate and, using a spatula, frost all over with half the frosting. Place second layer on top. Frost second layer with remaining frosting.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 30, 2007


      This cake is delicious, even without frosting and nuts. I might increase the spices slightly next time.

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    Nutritional Facts for Dolly Parton’s Green Tomato Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (266 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 932.1
    Calories from Fat 440
    Total Fat 48.9 g
    Saturated Fat 28.0 g
    Cholesterol 155.4 mg
    Sodium 528.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 117.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.7 g
    Sugars 86.9 g
    Protein 10.8 g

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