Does green tomatoes in a cake sound weird? I thought so when I came across Paula Deen‘s “Green Tomato Cake” on the Food Network. If you do give this cake some serious thought, it isn’t that strange. There are breads and cakes made withing carrots, pumpkin and zucchini. So why not with green tomatoes? That recipe was the inspiration for my Spiced Green Tomato Bundt Cake.
If you follow this blog, you’ll know we love our green tomatoes. I have previously posted Green Tomato And Onion Curry, Green Tomato Pickle, Green Tomato Khorma, Green Tomato Relish. My green tomato journey is far from over yet. Today they’re going into this delicous, mildly and warm spiced cake.
I trawled the net looking for a recipe that called to me and didn’t find one. Most recipes (including Paula Deen’s) seemed to call for a lot of butter, sugar and eggs! So I came up with my own recipe for a cake that isn’t very rich. This recipe makes a small cake that’s good for about 6 to 8 people, to serve with coffee. You can double the ingredients for a larger cake. Remember a larger cake will take a little longer to cook.
This Spiced Green Tomato Bundt Cake is spiced with masala chai spice powder. Indian chai masala/ spice powder is made with warm spices including black pepper, cardamom and dried ginger. You can make it it at home or buy a blend from the store. This cake can be dusted with powdered sugar but I prefer it as it is.
When you serve this cake, very few people will be able to identify the bright green bits in it as green tomatoes! Unlike other cakes made with vegetable or fruit this cake not dense. It is quite light, spongy and moist.
This delicious cake goes to Meeta for her Monthly Mingle: Brunch.
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