Green Tomato Cake with Brown Butter Icing

Total Time:
1 hr 35 min
10 min
10 min
1 hr 15 min

1 cake

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 1/2 cups diced green tomatoes
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Browned Butter Icing, recipe follows

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 12 cup bundt pan.

Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating well. (Batter will be soft.) Stir in tomatoes, raisins, and walnuts. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake for 70 to 75 minutes, or until a tester inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan, and let cool completely. Spoon Browned Butter Icing over cake.

Browned Butter Icing:

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

1 cup confectioners' sugar

In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Cook 6 to 8 minutes, or until butter is lightly browned. Whisk in confectioners' sugar until smooth.

Yield: about 1 cup

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This cake is just scrumptious; I did make a couple changes. I added 2 tablespoons spice rum to the diced tomatoes & golden raisins while getting the other ingredients ready. Then instead of using confectioners sugar I used 2 tablespoons spiced rum with the butter. The last change was baking it in a 13 x 9 pan and reducing the cooking time to 60 minutes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very yummy! Since I have a hard time with pie crusts this was an answered prayer. It is now my new traditional end of season dessert;) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I honestly can't think of a cake recipe I enjoy more than the Green Tomato Cake. I love recipes which are a bit "off center" and unexpected. This fits that bill. When I first saw it I knew I had to try it and it remains a go-to staple. Want to impress your coworkers? Bring this in and ask them to guess what fruit is in the cake. Honestly I prefer this cake to even a good carrot cake. And it's easier too because you don't have to shred all the carrots. To make the chopping easier I use a Vidalia onion chopper which is available on Amazon. I also am not a fan of the burnt butter glaze so I use a standard powder sugar glaze instead. If your looking to walk on the wild side, then you can't go wrong with this. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We needed to use up some green tomatoes from the garden and found this recipe. I forgot to buy raisins to put in it but it turned out just fine. After making it, I sampled a piece and then sent it to the teachers' lounge at school and to my husband's work party. Both places enjoyed it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious cake that we couldn't stop eating! I used only 1/2 cup butter & substituted 1/2 cup olive oil, and used 1 cup white sugar & 1/2 cup brown sugar. The cake is dense and moist with a tart yet mildly sweet flavor. I cut the tomatoes into 1/2" diced pieces, which worked well, but I think next time I'll cut them smaller so they disperse more throughout the cake. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Despite the fact that at first this cake sounds a little un-appetizing, don't let it fool you! I just made it for the first time because I had a bag of leftover green tomatoes from our garden and we are getting tired of having them fried. I googled "green tomato recipes" and happened upon this one. It was amazing. Who would have ever thought that green tomatoes would be an excellent additive to a dessert. A must try for sure. The only change I made was substituting the raisins with 1/2 cup of dried cranberries and 1/2 of sweetened flake coconut. I will definitely be using this recipe for our extra green tomatoes for years to come! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best cake ever! I am from Alabama and we love our green tomatoes. It is nice to have another way of using them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A little too much powdered sugar. Only about 3/4 of a cup would be better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
suprisingly good. the frosting is unnecessary unless you love super sweet things. the cake is really moist. i reduced the sugar to 2 cups, and did half white / half brown. the best part of this cake is watching people be scared of cake with tomatoes to being wowed by how yummy it is. item not reviewed by moderator and published
You will not believe the flavor. It is awesome and everyone loves it. I freeze several bags of the tomatoes so we an enjoy this all year. It is easy to mix up and use coconut instead of rasions, and different kinds of nuts. It is always good no matter what you mix up: item not reviewed by moderator and published

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