Thursday, December 20, 2007

Tomato Cake

This recipe is a hit here at the Cafe and we when we fail to make it, we find unhappy customers demanding we not make the same mistake twice! But, we have and have heard about it each time.
Tomatoes are not just for salads and sandwiches. They are a fruit, since they contain seeds inside and are not a veggie. They make a delicious jam and sweetened are so lovely you will wonder why you never tried them that way before.
Here is a lovely recipe for Tomato Cake that your family will love. Don't bother to tell them its made with tomato, their only business is to enjoy what you have made! wink!

1 cup brown sugar, dark1/2 cup vegetable shortening
2 large eggs3 cups all purpose flour2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon nutmeg1 teaspoon salt2 cups ripe, peeled and chopped up tomatoes1/2 cup chopped nuts1/2 cup chopped dates1/2 cup raisins
Mix cream sugar and shortening.
Add eggs.
Add sifted dry ingredients, mixing well.
Stir in tomatoes, nuts, dates, and raisins.(i prefer without the raisins and dates)
Put into greased and floured 9x inch baking pan.
Bake in preheated 350′F oven for 35 minutes or until cake testsdone.
Frost with cream cheese frosting.
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup butter, softened 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions: In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until creamy. Mix in the vanilla, then gradually stir in the confectioners’ sugar. Store in the refrigerator after use.


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