September 20, 2011

A Green Tomato Surprise...

What can you do with a vine full of green tomatoes that have
no plans of turning red anytime soon? 
Here's one idea...
Green Tomato Cake...yup cake... 
It is one of our favorites!

It is moist and dense and chewy and delicious! Similar to carrot cake...
I added a cream cheese icing with a touch of pineapple


  • 4 cups chopped green tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Place chopped tomatoes in a bowl and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon salt. Let stand 10 minutes. Place in a colander, rinse with cold water and drain.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  3. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat until creamy.
  4. Sift together flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, soda and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add raisins and nuts to dry mixture; add dry ingredients to creamed mixture. Dough will be very stiff. Mix well.
  5. Add drained tomatoes and mix well. Pour into the prepared 9 x 13 inch pan.
  6. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean.
Stay Cozy, 


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'll give this recipe to my sister! she grows a lot of tomatoes and always picks all the green ones before frost! Thanks for sharing the recipe! ♥

Content in a Cottage said...

I've never heard of green tomatoes in a cake if it's one of your favorites it must be delicious. The ingredients sound good. Thanks for an interesting recipe.

Sherri B. said...

This could be dangerous, my garden is full of green tomatoes and now when I look at them I'll see cake...Yea!

Deb said...

wow how interesting....

Julie Harward said...

Well, who knew?! Looks great to me, I love carrot cake too! :D

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is so different. I will have to try it next time I have some green tomatoes!

nancygrayce said...

It looks wonderful, but the thought of a tomato cake doesn't seem right! :) I doubt I'll ever make it, but it looks great! Oh, I'll never make it because I don't "do" tomatoes!

My Vintage Blankie said...

I like this idea. Looks sooooo good. Will try it!

Country Dreaming said...

A perfect fall dessert!

Oh yea!


vintagegirl said...

If it tastes like carrot cake, then I'd love it...who knew? Your recipes always look delicious!


Leslie said...

No way Carrie! I would have never dreamed of it.. but, you make it look so good!!!! : )

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