Patricia Polacco's Thunder Cake

Recipe by Dwynnie
READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Grease and flour two 8 1/2 inch cake pans.
  • Cream together the shortening and sugar.
  • Beat in the vanilla and egg yolks.
  • Mix in the cold water and pureed tomatoes.
  • Beat the egg whites until they are stiff and fold into egg/tomato mixture.
  • Sift the cake flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
  • Mix dry mixture into wet.
  • Pour batter evenly into cake pans.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Let cakes cool on wire racks before frosting with chocolate buttercream icing.
  • Optional: Top with fresh strawberries.
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