I’m super excited to share this recipe with you. This recipe for mystery cake dates back to the 1930s and this cake used to be very popular. You may wonder why it’s called mystery cake and the answer is simple. The special ingredient used in this cake may surprise you.
It’s Campbell’s Tomato Soup!
No lie! Not too worry though, there is no tomato taste in this cake at all. The reason tomato soup was used is because during the 1030s ingredients such as butter and eggs were precious and hard to come by so women had experiment with other ingredients. The tomato soup makes this cake moist and very little butter and eggs are used.
So that’s my little history lesson for today. This cake can be enjoyed all by itself or you can make this phenomenal cream cheese icing. I served this cake for a BBQ we had this past weekend and I wouldn’t tell my family what was in the cake and nobody guessed it, it was compared to a carrot cake, but everyone loved it.