Thursday, 28 May 2009

I heart Heinz Tomato Soup...

but I'm not sure about the idea of a tomato soup cupcake.

I first read about these on Cakespy's fabulous blog last week when they visited the Yellow Leaf Cupcake Co in Seattle, where the tomato soup cupcake is their signature cupcake.

Cakespy describe the tomato cupcake as a pleasant spice cake-y confection--if you didn't know it was made with tomato soup, you probably wouldn't know the source of its je ne sais quoi. The cake was pleasingly moist.

Then Cakespy published another article charting the history of the tomato cake and it turns out its been around for years, first mentioned in the press about 90 years ago, and was a favourite during the Great Depression. They also included a recipe for the tomato cakes, so if you fancy making them check out Cakespy and give it a go - let me know how they turn out! Think I'll stick to making some of Martha's from my blog earlier this week! This does however sound like something the Outsider Tart David's could make and make it taste great (of course!).

Thanks to Cakespy for the pic of the cupcake!


Manny said...

I'm not sure about this! I think I'd rather have more of the lovely choccie ones you made!

katydiddy said...

Tomato Soup Cake rocks! Seriously! You will love it. Good, old fashioned comfort food. Try it! You'll like it.

Kali said...

Just tried this cupcake today & it is very delicious! It had more of a spice cake taste :)

I heart cupcakes said...

@Katydiddy - sorry thought I responded to you - I should give it a go as I think I'd like it!
@Kali - thanks for letting me know -it may be interesting to try. Gotta be better than the bacon one I had!!