The last days of autumn


The only good thing about cold weather is the cooking. I made my first hearty vegetable and lentil soup yesterday and it was a hit last night. This wonderful cake was also made and when the kids returned from school yesterday they could smell it so they cut nice big wedges each and enjoyed until I showed them the recipe! I noticed only one child took a piece to school today, just knowing there was something green in the cake was too much for Surfer Boy. So the moral of the story is don't tell them what's in it, just let them eat and know they wll be healthy. Maybe I should have said "don't be eating too much of that, it's not healthy", this was suggested by Maddy, and it made me laugh.

Green Tomato Cake

1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg (or 2 small)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups SR flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 cup sultanas or raisins
1 1/4 cups of diced or blended green tomatoes


Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit). Beat sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Sift together flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg. Slowly beat into the egg mixture, blend well. Stir in nuts, dried fruit and green tomatoes. Pour into greased ring tin and bake for 40 minutes or until tested and wooden pick comes out clean. Turn out onto rack and cool. Dust with icing sugar to serve.

3 comments:

Dee said...

Your cake looks delicious! I love anything with nutmeg.

2paw said...

Wow, it looks yummy and is not that far removed from a zucchini cake I suppose. Yay, Winter is here tomorrow. We have had so much rain we may have made the average!!! Hope you are having rain as well.

Maddy said...

LOL you should have said "don't be eating too much of that, it's not healthy" and they's be asking for more.