My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Tomato Soup Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This is quick and easy and sinfully delicious. If you are from the South you have probably eaten Tomato Soup Cake. But until recently I had never had Tomato Soup Chocolate Cake. The best part about this cake, you will have the ingredients on hand.

Tomato Soup Chocolate Cake
1 - 9x13-inch cake
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1/2 cup butter
1 1/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup powdered cocoa
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup warm tap water
1 can (10 3/4-ounces) condensed tomato soup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Grease and flour 9x13-inch baking pan.

In a large mixing bowl cream together butter and sugar; add eggs, beating until fluffy. In a small bowl mix together dry ingredients, including cocoa.

Mix tomato soup and water together.

Add dry and wet ingredients alternately to the butter/sugar bowl.

Bake 30 minutes and let cool before frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting
8-ounce package cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1 stick butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon milk or cream.

Cream butter and cream cheese together, then beat in powdered sugar. Add vanilla, and thin frosting out with milk as needed.


  1. First let me say I LOVE your new background!This recipe sounds delicious and I do have a can of tomato soup which makes me want to make this....but my thighs are saying something else.

  2. Thank you for the Springy background, Bev. Gives me hope. :)

    What a strange combination -- but I can see how it would work. I bet it is to die for!

  3. I have not heard of this cake, but like to make it. And likely will this weekend! Thanks!

  4. Love your new background lady. I have never heard of this cake--I thought it was a type. I bet it’s wonderful as all things are that seem strange :) LOL

  5. Hey, I stumbled over from Nancy's Rural Journal and I must say that cake sounds wonderful. I see you're a biscotti baker too! I baked lots of biscotti for Christmas gifts this year.

    Cathy @ Country Cathy

  6. I have made the soup spice cake before and it is good, this sounds good too. Thanks.


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