Thursday, October 1, 2009

First Frost of the Year

We had our first frost this morning. It wasn't too heavy, but still it was frost. So today I went out and picked the last of the veggies out of the garden. There were six eggplant, 20 bell peppers (about the size of a lemon) and a TON of green tomatoes. I know we'll be having eggplant Parmesan this week, and probably bratwurst with peppers and onions. But I'm a bit at a loss as to what to do with so many green tomatoes. We'll of course have some fried green tomatoes along with the brats.

I decided to google "green tomato recipes" and found this interesting recipe for Green Tomato Cake. It received rave reviews from everyone at So I thought I'd share it with you, in case you find yourself knee deep in green tomatoes. I'm planning to make this for a potluck this weekend, and hopefully will remember to come back and tell you how it was.

Green Tomato Cake
4 cups chopped green tomatoes
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 cup butter
2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts.
Place chopped tomatoes in a bowl and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon salt. Let stand 10 minutes. Place tomatoes in a colander, rinse with cold water and drain.

Preheat over to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9X13 baking plan.

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat until creamy.

Sift together flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, soda and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add raisins and nuts to dry mixture; add dry ingredients to creamed mixture. Dough will be very stiff. Mix well.

Add drained tomatoes and mix well. Pour into the prepared 9X13 pan.

Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean.

Serve plain, or with cream cheese frosting.


Cheryl said...

Green tomato cake?? I'm both afraid and intrigued. Please do let us know how it turned out!!

Joesette said...

Ok gals, I tried the cake and it was TOTALLY yummie! My husband loved it! I didn't put frosting on it and it was good plain. It reminds me of zuchini bread in flavor and consistency. Give it a try!