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I love this cake! I have made it for work a couple of times, and also baked it for my inlaws. To add a bit of an extra 'kick' and 'glamorize' it I poked a few holes in it while it was cooling and poured a tad of Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum and allowed it to soak in. Once cool, I layered it up and filled and coated it with Cream Cheese Frosting, Brown Decorative Sugar Crystals and Pecans. Delicious!
I have been making this recipe for years. It is a wonderful moist cake. I use cream cheese frosting. It is one of my husband's favorites.
Dont let the tomato soup turn you away fom this recipe. Very moist cake. It wont last long. I had a pregnancy craving for this cake. My mom used to make this cake when i was a kid.
This was such a great cake. I made a few revisions-- 1 cup of sugar was enough, used egg whites, and instead of shortening I used 4 tablespoons each sunflower oil and applesauce. Spiced it with 1 t cinnamon, and 1/4 t each ground clove and allspice. Used 1/2 cup diced walnuts instead of raisins, and frosted half with chocolate frosting and the other half with vanilla, it was a winner! I'd definitely make this again, I was always curious to try tomato soup cake and I think I'll stick with this recipe from now on!
This is a delicious cake! I substituted crisco canola oil for the shortening and 1/2 tsp allspice for the cloves and it turned out great. I didn't ice it and it is a perfect snack cake. Will make again - thanks for posting!
I don't know if it made a difference but I thought this was a light cake when I made. I mixed the soup with the baking soda as the first step. Then creamed the sugar (only used 1 1/2 cups of sugar) and butter (not shortening). Then added the milk and eggs to the soup mixture and followed the rest of the recipe. Also made cream cheese icing for the top. (1/4c butter, 4 oz light cream cheese, 1 tsp vanilla and 2 cups of powdered sugar). It was delicious and got rave reviews!
My mother made this cake. It is so good. It brings back so much of my childhood. Donna A.
Very good cake. Moist and heavier than a box cake mix. Nice spice flavor. We used to make this growing up. The ingredients were always on hand, basic staples. We frosted with a cream cheese frosting.
I haven't made this in years but I know how good it is. The nicest spice cake ever. Growing up we always iced it with peanut butter icing. My friends have always loved it, but I never tell them what kind of cake it is till after.