sweet tomato spice cake with cream cheese frosting

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Tiffany Bannworth
from Cape Coral, FL

I found this to be a nice, delicate taste. If you like spice cake, give this a whirl. My family enjoyed it served with hot tea. Enjoy!

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 8-10
prep time 30 Min
cook time 40 Min

Ingredients For sweet tomato spice cake with cream cheese frosting

  • CAKE
  • 3-4
    fresh tomatoes, pureed in blender
  • 1 1/2 c
    cake flour
  • 1 c
    dark brown sugar
  • 1
    egg
  • 1 stick
    butter, unsalted, room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp
    vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    ginger
  • 1/2 tsp
    nutmeg
  • non-stick olive oil spray
  • flour for dusting
  • 4
    red food coloring drops, optional
  • ICING
  • 1 stick
    butter, unsalted, room temperature
  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese
  • 1 Tbsp
    vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c
    confectioners' sugar or granulated sugar
  • TOPPING
  • 1/2 c
    sliced almond or your favorite nut
  • 1 pinch
    cinnamon sugar

How To Make sweet tomato spice cake with cream cheese frosting

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 325.
  • 2
    Core stem of tomato. Cut into quarters, and place in blender. Puree until almost a liquid. Set aside.
  • 3
    In a mixing bowl, beat sugar, butter, and vanilla until creamy. Then add egg and continue to beat.
  • 4
    Next add all dry ingredients and tomatoes. Mix thoroughly for about 2 minutes. You can add the drops of food coloring here so that your cake is a nice rich red color to really showcase the tomato. You can add more to get the desirable color you prefer. In my sample picture, I do not use the coloring. That is the natural color.
  • 5
    Take a 9in cake pan, spray with non-stick olive oil spray and dust with flour.
  • 6
    Pour batter in and bake until a toothpick comes out clean when poked in the center. Approximately 30 minutes.
  • 7
    Remove from oven and place on cooling rack until completely cool.
  • 8
    To start frosting, mix butter and sugar until completely blended. Add cream cheese and vanilla. Beat for 3 minutes until a light, creamy mixture is attained. You may add more sugar if you like a sweeter frosting. Even granulated sugar, but you have to beat it with the butter until creamed. I prefer all granulated, heavily creamed.
  • 9
    Place frosting in fridge to thicken while cake is cooling.
  • 10
    Frost just the top of a completely cooled cake. Using all frosting. Top with almonds and sprinkle cinnamon sugar over entire cake.
  • 11
    Enjoy!

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