Saturday 16 October 2010

Green Tomato Cake

I have quite a lot of green tomatoes, around 5lbs in fact. My friend joked that I would put them in a I googled, and sure enough I found green tomato cake recipes. So this is what I put together.

3 cups green tomatoes, chopped small
1 tsp salt
9 oz plain flour
5 oz sugar
5 oz butter
2 eggs
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
3 oz raisins
3 oz walnuts, chopped small

Cream the sugar and butter.

Add the flour,baking soda,baking powder,cinnamon,nutmeg and salt.

Beat the eggs and add to the dry mixture.

Add the fruit and nuts, and finally the chopped tomatoes.

Line a cake tin, I used an oblong tin.

Turn the mixture into the tin and spread out.

Bake for 40-45 mins at gas mark 4, leave to cool for 10 mins then turn onto a wire rack. If you try and take it out too early it will break apart.

Next make the icing...

1/2 cup butter

Put into a pan and melt over a medium heat, continue to cook until the butter goes light watch it, you don't want it to go dark brown.

Remove from the heat and add

1 cup of icing sugar.

mix well till smooth.

Spread over the cake and leave to set.

cut into portions.


  1. you really do create and discover the most unusual recipes ....this is totally new to me.

  2. hee hee dare I try it too? - I miss your regular bloggings and now Carmen is without a fully functioning PC it means poor Eliabeth&Bleubeard and Mrs Dunnit get my Full- well only divided between two - Attention - although JoZart and Liverpool Lou ( Anne) and womble and morti and spyder also command attention... hmmm probably spending too much time blog hopping - ah well, sleep will come when it comes....

    Dx (104) oh you don't need a number do you - argh I just had a WICKED thought - next week i think I might leave a different number after my name for each woywwer I visit - tee hee