|Great Fruitcake Bake Off|
things at Christmas time. Mom and our neighbor spent a whole day making divinity,
and yes, it was divine. My sisters and I did Wrap-a-thon. My grandmother was known
for her special dessert: Tomato Cake.
picky eater and I loved this cake. It does have tomato soup in it, but you know
what? If you didn’t know that was an ingredient, you’d love it too. There are spices,
nuts, raisins, and a decadent cream cheese frosting.
Great Fruitcake Bake-off.” I do like fruitcake. There are lots of varieties,
some of which don’t have the candied fruit we’ve come to associate with the treat.
Condensed Tomato Soup
flour, sugar, baking powder, allspice, baking soda, cinnamon and cloves in a large
bowl. Add the soup, shortening, eggs and water. Beat with an electric mixer on low
speed just until blended. Increase the speed to high and beat for 4 minutes. Pour
the batter into the pan. Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the
center comes out clean. Let the cake cool in the pan on a wire rack for 20 minutes.
Pineapple Cream Cheese Frosting:
bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high speed for 2 minutes or until the mixture
is smooth and creamy. Beat in the confectioners’ sugar. Add the pineapple and juice,
1 tablespoon at a time, until the frosting is the desired consistency. Fill and
frost the cake.
eggs and my sissie likes the Pineapple Cream Cheese Frosting. Grandmother added
raisins and chopped dates too.
“The Great Fruitcake Bake-off.” Happy Holidays to you and yours!
About the Author
Like some of her characters, award-winning author, Vicki Batman has worked a wide variety of jobs including lifeguard, ride attendant at an amusement park; a hardware store, department store, book store, antique store clerk; administrative assistant in an international real estate firm; and a general “do anything gal” at a financial services firm–the list is endless.
Writing for several years, she has completed three manuscripts, written essays, and sold many short stories to True Love, True Romance, True Confessions, Noble Romance Publishing, Long And Short Reviews, and Museitup Publishing. She is a member of RWA and several writing groups and chapters. In 2004, she joined DARA and has served in many capacities, including 2009 President. DARA awarded her the Robin Teer Memorial Service Award in 2010.
Most days begin with her hands set to the keyboard and thinking “What if??”