I grew up eating desserts that baked by my grandmotherfrom recipes which would definitely be considered “vintage” today! One favourite was tomato soup cake (a spice cake with condensed tomato soup- its all over the internet, try it, you’ll like it!) so I couldn’t resist trying out this cake which I found on a great vintage cooking site, The Mid-Century Menu – Black Magic Chocolate Cake Made With Condensed Tomato Soup – A Retro Recipe Test. I only changed it a bit, as seen below!
Black Magic Chocolate Cake (with Condensed Tomato Soup!)
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup cocoa
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 can condensed tomato soup
1 cup buttermilk (I used 3/4 cup vanilla greek yogurt + 1/4 cup water)
1/2 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla
Beat wet ingredients together in large bowl.
Sift in dry ingredients, then beat on medium speed 6 minutes.
Pour into a greased and floured 9×13 pan or 2 round cake pans (I used 2 square pans, who knows if this will throw things off – I’m living dangerously).
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 mins. (start checking after 30 mins if making rounds). The two square pans took 35 minutes for me.