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!!|