Sunday, May 8, 2011

Tomato Soup Cupcakes with Mascarpone Frosting

BAKED SUNDAY MORNINGS                                                    

   HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!

Tomato Soup Cupcakes

When I was in grammar school my mom used to make a "Tomato Soup Cake". It was our favorite lunch box treat. She usually baked it once a week. It was either that or a "Chocolate Salad Dressing Cake" ( I will have to post about that cake some day). This recipe brought back so many memories of my mom, baking at night after she got home from work. She would be so tired but, she still made dinner and managed to do all the other things that would need to be done like dishes, help with homework, getting everyone off to bed and then bake a cake for school lunch.  She never bought Twinkies or Ring Dings…not that there is any thing wrong with them. More then likely, she baked because she couldn't afford to buy all those prepackaged cakes. So, when I saw this recipe, slated for my first post for "Baked Sunday Mornings" which happens to fall on Mother's Day, I thought how appropriate!
This is a very tasty cake. You would never know there was tomato soup in it. It actually tastes more like a spice cake. The batter for this cake was easy to assemble. Open the soup and put it into a bowl and sprinkle with baking soda and let sit. Sift flour and spices together. Beat butter and sugars together then, add eggs one at a time. Next, alternate adding flour and tomato soup to the butter mixture. Every once in awhile have a taste!! Oh sorry…we're not supposed to do that because of the raw eggs! Oh well! I have an antique pan that looks like little tarts. I baked some in that pan and some as regular cupcakes.  I made my frosting is haste when I returned home from Church this morning, in between phone calls from my kids…so my frosting leaves something to be desired in texture but, oh so delicious!!


cupcakes ready for oven

Happy Mother's Day Everyone!!

15 comments:

  1. ooooh I love your antique pan! great job on the cupcakes, they brought back memories for me too :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Welcome to the club, and I loved reading your story. Happy Mother's Day to you!

    ReplyDelete
  3. These look really delicious, Kathy! I've never heard of tomato soup in cupcakes. Interesting...

    ReplyDelete
  4. My frosting looks just like yours, which I am relieved about because I thought I had messed it up. Welcome to the group! This was definitely a great sentimental one for you to make first.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh my gosh, Kathy! I've never heard of tomato soup cake. How interesting. Looks beautiful.
    Happy Mother's Day!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I just read about "Baked Sunday Mornings" and asked to join, too! Should be fun!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Beautiful cupcakes! I love that this brought back warm memories.

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a wonderful Mother's Day post! I love it! And your cupcakes look fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  9. This is a great post...and Happy Mother's Day to you! Amazing the memories associated with food and these memories are usually good. Glad you are baking with us. Your cupcakes are beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Those look delicious, very moist, loved your pictures. Can't wait to see what you'll bake on Sunday when you are visiting me!

    ReplyDelete
  11. What a sweet and tender post-a wonderful way to honor your mom. Add me to the list of those lusting after your antique pan ! Welcome to the group.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Yeah....I want that antique pan!! Nice tribute to your mom!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I remember the tomato soup cakes very well, and they actually were so good. What a genius idea to make it into yummy cupcakes, and topping it with creamy mascarpone. Yumm!
    Such a nice tribut to your mom, Kathy.
    Glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day:DDD

    ReplyDelete
  14. What an interesting recipe with tomato soup and mascarpone, they look great and I love the antique pan. Happy mother's day Kathy.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I hope you had a great Mother's Day, Kathy! I am so happy that you have joined the BAKED group and am sorry that I missed baking along with you on your first recipe, but I was gone last week. Your cupcakes look so beautiful!

    ReplyDelete