Tomato Soup Cake, also known as Mystery Cake. A conversational piece, this tomato soup cake recipe is both delicious and entertaining. The cake possibly came out of the Great Depression when certain goods like dairy and eggs were in limited supply. In this recipe, the cake is moistened only through the use of condensed tomato soup and a small amount of shortening.Tomato Soup Recipe by: Pat Swaney
1 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Shortening
1 can Condensed Tomato soup
1 tsp Soda
2 tsp Baking powder
2 cups Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Nutmeg
1/2 tsp Cloves
1/2 cup Raisins
Oven Temp ~ 375°
Baking Time ~ 30 -
Pan Type ~ Two 8 inch round cake pans
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!