Wednesday, April 14, 2010

What's Cookin'

So...if you haven't guessed...I've been on this cooking endeavor. And this was BEFORE the movie Julie & Julia - honestly - living in a 3rd world country I don't even know what most movies are, or what they are about anymore. Funny thing is - Julie & Julia just came on TV last night - so I got to watch it :-) Ideas are already running around my head...

Well, there are two main web sites I go to for my culinary inspiration. I went to one of them yesterday and the most amazing cake recipe was there. I was intrigued....I thought - it's NOT possible to make this cake taste good. I just don't get it. So - the challenge.

I went to the store to purchase said ingredients, came home, and set about my task. I was also trying to multi-task and prepare another cake for the next day (a home made carrot cake for a birthday), and prepare tomorrow's dinner as well - one of those - the longer it sits the better it is kind of thing.

So I made it. I smelled it and thought - this will NEVER work! Even Julia Child can't make this come out right...

But it did...

And what is it you are asking? It is Tomato Soup Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. EWWWWWW......disgusting......revolting.......

Actually? It tasted like a very moist spice cake! It was fantastic! Has lots of yummies in it - you can include raisins if you want - I opted not to this first time. But it was a joyful surprise! I honestly couldn't even taste a hint of the tomato soup - I think the combination of ingredients, the chemistry of the additives, etc. just combine in the most perfect way to make it joyful to eat. Bottom line - it's a MUST try for you - and if you keep the primary ingredient a secret until after it's been eaten, you will have some incredulous people! I will make it again! I TOTALLY want to post some pictures of this masterpiece, but the photo loader on Blogger isn't working, and neither is it working on Facebook. I'll keep trying so you can see what it looks like.

3 comments:

Ben said...

Perfect for your next Warhol theme party!

Ellie said...

Hmm... well.. maybe...

Can I have a piece of the carrot cake, though, please?

(What fun - the word verification word is "treat"!)

Mindy said...

YES!!! Victory! Its like disguising spinach in a something and not telling anyone its there until AFTER they eat the whole thing. Well done my friend. :)