Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

From the Heinz website... rumored to be quite good - haven't had the guts to try quite yet!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. cake:.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°FF.
  3. Grease two 9 inch round pans (parchment suggested).
  4. Combine and mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and ginger - set aside.
  5. Combine and mix ketchup, water, and food coloring; set aside.
  6. In a separate large bowl beat butter and brown sugar, then add eggs.
  7. Now add in dry ingredients and ketchup mixture and beat on low until incorporated.
  8. Then up speed to med-high for 1 minute.
  9. Pour evenly into both pans.
  10. Bake for 30 minutes.
  11. Allow to cool before assembling and icing.
  12. Icing:.
  13. HBeat cream cheese, butter and vanilla on low until smooth.
  14. Slowly add sugar, beating on high until fluffy.
  15. Use icing between layers and on surface and sides of cake.
  16. Enjoy.
Most Helpful

Don't let the name scare you off. The cake is moist and yummy and is basically a spice cake. There is hardly any ketchup in it and the red comes from the quantity of food coloring. t's beautiful for Christmas or Valentine's day, anytime you need a bright vivid red dessert. One word of caution, the cake tends to be very flat no matter how careful you are with the batter.

JGILCRIST December 17, 2009

This has a light spicy flavor and are so much better the second day when kept in a covered container. Changes made were to use light brown sugar and bake as 23 cupcakes for 25 minutes. Would also be cute made with Heinz green ketchup & green food coloring for St. Pat's. I'm keeping that in mind. Made for New Kids on the Block, a tag game.

Julie B's Hive May 02, 2009