Thursday, 10 October 2013

Recipe, Recette Gâteau à la soupe aux tomates

Here is a childhood memory of a cake my Mom use to make for us. Unusual cake if you think of it, though very typical of French Canada, tomatoes belongs to the fruit family and not a vegetable. Tomatoes are delicately sweet tasting and this makes for a nice cake which can be enjoyed with a cup of tea in the afternoon.

Gâteau à la soupe aux tomates

Tomato Soup Cake 


50 ml butter
175 ml sugar
2 eggs
375 ml all purpose flour
1 tea spoon of baking powder
1 tea spoon of cinnamon
half a tea spoon of grounded clove
a quarter tea spoon of Baking Soda
175 ml Campbell Tomato soup
175 ml raisin sultana

Soften the butter gradually adding the sugar, the eggs, and beat well.

take a small part of the flour and coat the sultana raisins with it, set aside.

take the rest of the flour, the cinnamon, the ground clove, the baking powder and
baking soda, mix well.

take this mix and add the tomato soup and add the sultana raisins as well, mix well

pour the mix into well greased and floured cake mould.

Bake in the oven at 180 C. or 350 F. for 35 minutes.

Once the cake mix is baked let cool.

Cover with a Cream cheese icing.

Recipe for Cream Cheese icing

Glaçage au fromage à la Pie.


125 ml of ricotta cheese or cream cheese
250 ml Icing sugar
half tea spoon pure vanilla extract
half tea spoon lemon juice

Soften butter and add all other ingredients
Mix well until a good consistence is obtained

add sugar if required.



  1. So many good memories associated with that cake, I'm sure!

  2. Yum! I'm going to try it.


    1. I am sure you will like it. For the cooking time check doneness with a tooth pick to ensure the cake is fully cooked.

  3. thank you for posting this.
    I love interesting and special recipes like this particularly if they are 'not the norm' and they are associated with loving memories.
    I have to translate it into teaspoons and tablespoons now.

    1. Let me know if you need help with the imperial measurements from metric.
      Please post a link on your blog. Thanks