Tomato Soup Cake Recipes

I’m sharing some Campbell’s Tomato Soup Cake Recipes and some other dessert recipes.

The recipes are for Pied Piper Doughnuts, Tomato Soup Cake and Spicy Shortcake with Applesauce. They remind me of old-fashioned variations of the Thunder Cake recipe from the book Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco. You don’t typically think of adding tomato soup (or any soup) to a dessert, but I know many people like tomato soup cake. You can’t really guess the mystery ingredient. It just tastes like a spice cake. Enjoy!


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 Pied Piper Doughnuts

2 eggs
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup mashed potatoes
5 tablespoons shortening, melted
5 cups sifted flour
5 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon soda
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1 can (1 1/4 cups) condensed tomato soup
Fat for frying

Beat eggs and sugar until fluffy;add potatoes and melted shortening. Sift flour with baking powder, soda and spices;add to egg-sugar mixture alternately with soup;mix well after each addition.
Roll dough on floured board until about 1/2 inch thick. Cut with doughnut cutter. Fry 3-4-inch deep fat at 380 degrees F. until brown, about 2 minutes. (A cube of bread will brown in 40 seconds.) Drain on absorbent paper. Dust while hot with a mixture of cinnamon and 1/2 cup sugar. Makes about 40 doughnuts.

Tomato Soup Cake Recipes

 Tomato Soup Cake Recipe

2 cups sifted cake flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon powdered cloves
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or mace
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup seedless raisins
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
1 can (1 1/4 cups) condensed tomato soup

Sift together flour, baking powder, soda and spices. Wash and cut raisins. (Roll in a small amount of the flour mixture.) Cream shortening; add sugar gradually;then eggs, mixing thoroughly. Add flour mixture alternately with soup;stir until smooth. Fold in raisins. Pour into two greased and floured 8-inch layer pans;bake in moderate oven (375 degrees F.) about 35 minutes, or until done. Frost as desired.

Tomato Soup Gingerbread

 Spicy Shortcake with Applesauce

1 3/4 cups sifted cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon powdered cloves
3 tablespoons butter or shortening
3/4 cp sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 can (1 1/4 cups) condensed tomato soup
1 1/2 cups applesauce

Sift together flour, baking powder, soda and spices. Cream shortening and sugar until fluffy;add egg and mix well. Add dry ingredients alternately with soup, stirring after each addition.
Pour into a greased and floured 9-inch layer pan. Bake in a moderate oven (350 degrees F.) 40-50 minutes. When cake is cold, cut into squares or wedges, split and fill with applesauce. 8 servings.


Mix ‘n Match Soups (New Soups to Try starts on page 39 pictured above and below)