My Grandmother's Tomato Soup Cake (aka Spice Cake) Breast Cancer Awareness Post

I think I have mentioned this before in a previous post... but if not I will again.

My Grandmother on my Dad's side of the family died when I was 10yrs old after a long battle with breast cancer. I have had a few other people close to me who have also had breast cancer but luckily beet it! As most of you know October is Nation Breast Cancer Awareness Moth. So in tribute to my Grandma and  the many others out there who have fought breast cancer I am doing at least one post a week this month that is either pink... or like this week featuring one of my Grandma's handwritten recipes.

This particular recipe always stood out at me but I was too scared to try it.... well I finally did.

What was I scared of?

It was soooo good! 

Yep...Tomato Soup in a cake.

Don't be scared this is super good, super moist... and you would never know that a can of soup was in there!

Trust me!!

Grandma's Tomato Soup Cake Recipe

I used to 9 inch round pans and it only needed to bake for 20 minutes.

I stuck to her recipe except for the frosting... We like cream cheese frosting in this family so I really slather it on so  I doubled everything in the frosting recipe except for the cheese in which I used a full package (8oz) .



  1. I've heard of this cake before, but it always scared me to try it. Just like that cake made with mayonnaise. It's all very silly, isn't it?

    1. I use mayonnaise to make my carrot cake. Very moist.

  2. My Grandma did the mayo cake too! It's all a little scary... but you'd never know the soup was in there!

  3. Wow - Never ever heard of a cake with tomato soup !
    But I do like to try it.
    I've tried "crazy" ideas before, with good result, so I'll gather some courage and try this one soon

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. I've always wanted to try this cake. Love the handwritten recipe from your Grandma. That is special.

  5. Do you use plain or self rising flour? With the baking powder and baking soda, I would guess plain.