Mom's Surprise Spice Cake

Angela (Grammy) Derby

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@Angela_Derby

Whenever I serve this cake, I never tell them the surprise ingredient until after they've tasted it. Then, it's just fun to see the look on their faces when I reveal the secret. No one ever guesses that there's a can of tomato soup in this beautiful, delicate, and delicious spice cake. My mom always frosted it with a Chocolate Frosting, so that's the way I make mine. But, I've seen it with a Vanilla Glaze or with a Cream Cheese Frosting too. I'll let you choose which one is your favorite. As for me and my family...it's chocolate frosting, all the way!


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Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 c
flour
1 1/3 c
sugar
4 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1 1/2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1 tsp
ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp
ground cloves
1 (10.75oz can(s)
tomato soup, undiluted
1/2 c
butter, softened
2
eggs
1/2 c
milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and lightly flour 13″ x 9″ baking pan or 2 8" round pans.
2
In large bowl mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and spices. Whisk together to blend well. Add soup, butter, eggs, and milk.
3
With mixer at low speed, beat until well mixed, constantly scraping side and bottom of bowl. At high speed, beat 4 minutes, occasionally scraping bowl. Pour into prepared pan.
4
Bake 20-35 minutes, test every 5 minutes after 20 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. This cake will become dry quickly if over-baked.
5
Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Frost with your favorite icing or glaze.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American