Green Tomato Cake Recipe

green tomato cake

Green Tomato Cake Recipe submitted by Graham Wellard

This Green Tomato Cake Recipe is an interesting way to use up some of those extra green tomatoes before frost hits.

It produces a moist, deliciously spiced cake that serves 12.

Ingredients for Green Tomato Cake :

  • 1lb 4oz sugar
  • 9oz lard (or shortening)
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 1 lb plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 6 oz chopped walnuts
  • 6 oz raisins
  • 1 lb diced green tomatoes
  • Coconut for dressing if required

Method for Green Tomato Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350f/160c.
  2. In mixing bowl beat sugar, lard, eggs and vanilla until smooth and creamy.
  3. Sift together flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg; slowly beat into egg mixture. Blend well.
  4. Stir in walnuts, raisins and tomatoes.
  5. Pour into greased 9×13 inch cake tin. Top with coconut if desired.
  6. Bake for one hour or until cake tester comes out clean.

Serves 12.

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One comment on “Green Tomato Cake Recipe
  1. Rita Hodgkinson says:

    I made this cake with a few green and some tomatoes which were red but weren’t ripening. It was a lovely moist crumbly cake, although I did find it had a bitter taste in places. Whether it was the tomatoes or spices I don’t know although I have to say my two friends said it was lovely and took some home with them. I’ve just tried it with crème fraiche.

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