Green Tomato Cake

adapted from Cooks (speaking of: I have gotten a couple of awesome recipes from this site with the absolute worst instructions ever. What gives?)

Makes a 9x13 cake

Prep time: 15-20 minutes

Cook time: 35-45 minutes

Cost: $1.30

butter: .50, sugar: .35, eggs: .20, tomatoes: free, flour: .20, other stuff: .05

1/2 C butter, softened significantly

2 C sugar

2 eggs

2 C green tomatoes, pureed

2 C flour (go on, make 1/2 C white whole wheat if you want; know one will ever know)

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

1/2 tsp ground allspice

1 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 tsp baking powder


1 C brown sugar

1 C water

1/2 stick butter

2 Tbsp flour

1/2 tsp vanilla (don't forget like I did; it adds a nice something)

Puree your tomatoes in a food processor or blender. 

Preheat oven to 350. 

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs. Add green tomato puree. 

Add dry ingredients. 

Mix it all up. Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes.When a knife comes out clean, it's done. 

When it comes out, go ahead and make your topping:

Whisk together all ingredients except the vanilla. Heat them, stirring fairly constantly until they thicken (it'll boil for a minute or few and then start to thicken). Remove from heat and add the vanilla (and maybe a shake or two of salt if you're feeling feisty). 

Prick the top of your cake with a fork and pour the hot topping onto the warm cake. 

Serve warm or cool. 

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