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Thursday, November 03, 2011

Unripe Tomato Spice Cake (Kid Approved)

I told you I was working on a dessert. Allow me to insert, I so rock!, at this point in the post. Thank you.

To be honest I was very hesitant to even taste this. I mean unripe, green tomatoes in a cake! And I am so much the texture girl. I refuse to eat things prepared a certain way because of the texture. Tomatoes are one such food item. And that would be why Husband calls me spoiled. However, I closed my eyes and, this cake turned out just wonderfully.

Slice of spice cake

2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon warm water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 very firm medium sized unripe tomatoes, diced
confectioners' sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 350F (175C). Butter a loaf pan.

Whisk together flour, spices, and salt. Set aside.

Cream together butter and sugar.

Beat in 1 egg at a time, mix in vanilla.

Stir together the baking soda and warm water, stir into the sugar mixture.

Fully incorporate the diced tomatoes.

Gently fold the flour mixture in with the sugar/butter batter. Blend well. Batter should have a whipped look and feel. Do not over mix. The batter will be thick.

Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake 1 hour 10 minutes - 1 hour 20 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean. Cool in pan on its side for 10 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack. Dust with powdered sugar. Serve warm. (the cake seems to become sweeter as it cools. I might cut the sugar back by 1/2 a cup)

Unripe Tomato Spice Cake

Small and Medium just tried a small slice. I'm not an idiot, I didn't tell them what was in it other than "it's a spice cake."  They devoured it. 

It is now, officially Kid Approved!


kymber said...

Phelan - great recipe but not sure i am gonna try it - ick!

anyway buddy - we got you to 400 followers - pretty sweet eh? (i know that you don't care about that kind of stuff but i think 400 is a nice round number for a blog is all - teehheee!)

your friend,

Phelan said...

Kymber, it is surprisingly good. I bet if no one told you what was in it, you wouldn't have a clue.

:) 400 is a nice round number to have. Maybe I will celebrate it.

costume carnaval said...

I like this recipe a lot, it is one of my favourites. I`ve tried it this morning and it was very good, thanks for sharing.

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