4.34 from 3 votes
Green Tomato Cake Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Cool
15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 

This very hearty and rustic cake would be amazing to serve at brunch, and it goes great with afternoon tea. It can be sliced reasonably thin, so that one 9-inch round two layer cake can serve up to 20 people! (This recipe yields two 9-inch round pans or 24 cupcakes.)

Course: Dessert
Keyword: cake, gluten-free, green tomato
Servings: 20 servings
Author: TFK
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Chopped Green Tomatoes
  • 3 cups Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour You can skip the gluten-free part just by subbing out the gluten-free cake mix and Xanthan Gum with a regular yellow cake box mix or cake recipe.
  • 2 cups Turbinado Cane Sugar Turbinado gives the cake a more rustic look and consistency. You can also use granulated white cane sugar if preferred
  • 2 tbps Baking powder
  • 2/3 tsp Baking Soda
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 tbsp White Vinegar or lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Xanthan Gum Omit for non gluten-free version
  • Amazing Cream Cheese Icing (link to recipe below)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease two round 9 inch baking pans. (I like to used coconut oil, but of course use what you enjoy!)

  2. Wisk dry ingredients in a bowl. 

  3. Add all the wet ingredients (except chopped tomatoes) to the bowl and mix together with hand mixer.

  4. Gently fold chopped tomatoes into mixture with a spatula until distributed throughout the batter.

  5. Add cake mix to greased pans. 

  6. Bake cake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes, until nicely browned and toothpick test comes out clean. Remove pan from oven.

  7. When cake has slightly cooled, remove from pan and place on cooling racks. Once cooled to room temperature, layer cakes with wax paper, stack and refrigerate overnight (or minimum 2-3 hours).

  8. Spread Amazing Cream Cheese Icing over cake as desired. 

  9. Slice and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can skip the gluten-free part just by subbing out the gluten-free cake mix and Xanthan Gum with a regular yellow cake box mix or cake recipe.

Related links: Amazing Cream Cheese Icing and Icing a Naked Cake.