Green Tomato Cake With Brown Butter Icing

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

I thought that this was an interesting use of green tomatoes. The cake is rich made as directed, but I think that it could be lightened easily.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease and flour a 12 cup bundt pan.
  3. Beat butter and sugar with a mixer until creamy.
  4. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg.
  6. Gradually add dry ingrediens to butter mixture, beating well. (Batter will be soft.)
  7. Stir in tomatoes, raisins, and walnuts. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake for 70 to 75 minutes, or until a tester inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Let cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan, and let cool completely.
  9. Icing: In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Cook 6 to 8 minutes, or until butter is lightly browned. Whisk in confectioners' sugar until smooth.
  10. Spoon Browned Butter Icing over cake.


Most Helpful

GOODNESS GRACIOUS HEAVENLY DAYS!!! Who KNEW that a cake made with green tomatoes could be so good. This is almost like a spice cake with "lagniappe". The raisins, tomatoes and walnuts give this a wonderful texture and flavor. The consistency is dense and the icing is to die for. I had seen recipes for this cake but never tried it until this past weekend. IT IS A KEEPER!!! Thanks for posting this great recipe... I REALLY LOVED IT and if I could give it more stars, I would.

Sherrybeth September 11, 2007

This cake is out of this world delicious.. I did not make it, a friend brought me some of her's and the recipe.. I could eat the whole cake.. texture is nice and moist. Will make this today.. thanks a million for sharing

nita 284904 southern girl October 03, 2009

This cake is fantastic. I messed up and forgot to add the baking powder so it did not rise like it should have but it still gets five stars from me. I am definitely not going to short it a rating because of a mistake I made. This is a great way to use green tomatoes. I will most definitely be making this cake again. This time, with the baking powder. :P

Arman.the.wolf August 30, 2013

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