This Green Tomato Spice Cake is a family favorite.
Preheat oven to 350°. While the oven is preheating--
Beat together until smooth and creamy:
- 2 1/4 cups sugar
- 1 cup butter, softened (can use vegetable shortening)
- 3 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 cup pecans or walnuts
- 1 cup golden raisins
- 2 1/2 cups diced green tomatoes
Browned Butter icing1/2 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. This makes about 1 cup of icing which should be drizzled over the warm cake. Let cake and icing cool before serving.
Freezes well - uniced (or if baked with the coconut topping - freeze as is). When ready to serve, thaw and warm in a oven for few minutes, and then drizzle the browned butter icing over the warmed cake.
Serve with ice cream, or simply garnish with whipped cream, a cherry or spinkles of ground nuts.