Surprise Cake and Glaze

Pat Duran


This is very special cake made with tomato paste instead of tomato soup. The glaze really makes this cake stand out at any party.
I made this cake today- this wasy because I didn't have tomato soup. So I used tomato paste, lemon rind and sour cream. I think you will like this- I really is good and it tastes great with sickerdoodle or vanilla ice cream!

Photos and recipe my own.

★★★★★ 1 vote
9x13-inch cake
15 Min
35 Min



3/4 c
light margarine( i used country crock)
2 Tbsp
lemon curd or zest of 1 whole lemon
4 large
egg yolks
1/4 c
dairy sour cream
2 tsp
2 c
granulated sugar
1 3/4 c
all purpose flour
1/4 c
corn starch
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
6 oz
can plain tomato paste-no seasoning


2 c
powdered sugar
1/4 c
2% milk
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 Tbsp
corn syrup, light
2 c
shredded sweetened coconut


1Heat oven to 325^ for glass cake dish; 350^ for regular baking pans. I used glass. Spray baking dish with non stick vegetable spray.Can bake in two- 8-inch baking pans ,if desired.(fill layers with lemon curd and spread the frosting on top and sides of cake- may need a bit more)
2In your large mixer bowl add the margarine and lemon curd. Beat on medium until blended. Let set.
In a small bowl combine egg yolks,sour cream and vanilla. Whisk until blended. Set aside.
3In another medium bowl combine the flour, corn starch, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt;whisk until blended.
4Add the tomato paste to the butter mixture, beating on medium until blended and sides and bottom of bowl are scraped well.
Add flour mixture in 3 intervals, mixing well and scraping sides and bottom of bowl after each addition on slow then on medium; batter will be thick.(that's good). Beat for 2 minutes.
5Beat in egg yolk mixture in 3 intervals, mixing well for 30 seconds after each addition. Scraping down sides and bottom of bowl.
Pour into prepared baking dish.Smooth top. Shake out bubbles,if any. Bake for 35 minutes testing with wooden toothpick for doneness. Glaze while cake is warm.
If using layer pans line bottoms with parchment or waxed paper.Let cake rest in pans for 10 minutes before removing from layer pans.
6Coconut Glaze:
Whisk together sugar, milk, vanilla and corn syrup until smooth. Stir in coconut and mix until well coated. Frost warm cake.

About Surprise Cake and Glaze

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy