Magic tomato soup cake recipes from the ’50s & ’60s

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1950 Tomato soup cake

Vintage tomato soup cake recipe

One tablespoonful lard, one tablespoonful butter, one teaspoonful soda, two cups flour, one teaspoon cinnamon, one cup sugar, one can Campbell’s Tomato Soup, one cup raisins, one half teaspoonful [ground] cloves.

Cream sugar and lard in bowl, add soup with soda dissolved in it; soft flour, and add spices and raisins. Mix thoroughly and bake for one hour.

Tomato soup cake recipe from Campbell's

Magic tomato soup cake (1950)

Cake eaters’ delight! Tomato soup cake. You must taste it to believe anything could be so good!

Vintage magic tomato soup cake recipes (1950)


2 tbs butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
2 cup sifted cake flour
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1 can (10 oz) tomato soup
1 tsp soda


Cream butter, sugar well.  Sift flour; measure; resift 3 times with spices, salt. Alternately add dry ingredients with soup-soda mixture. Pour into greased loaf pan. (Size important; about 8-1/4 x 4-1/2 x 2-1/2). Bake (50 to 60 mins 350 F oven). And await praises.

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Creamy chocolate frosting


1 (3 oz) pkg cream cheese
3 tbs milk
3 c sifted confectioner’s sugar
2 sq bitter chocolate, melted
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla


Mash cheese. Add milk gradually, beating till blended.  Add sugar gradually, beating till smooth. Add melted chocolate, salt, vanilla. Beat till smooth.

Vintage magic tomato soup cake recipe

Magic tomato soup cake recipes (1950)

Quick holiday spice cake: Easy vintage tomato soup cake recipe from Campbell’s (1965)


1 package (2-layer) spice cake mix
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) Campbell’s tomato soup
1/4 cup water


Mix cake as directed on package, substituting soup and water for liquid. (Add eggs if called for.) Bake as directed on package. Frost it with your favorite icing if desired.

Vintage tomato soup cake - Quick holiday spice cake recipe - 1965


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4 Responses

    1. DELICIOUS!! I remember my mom making it when I was a little kid and I used to get such a kick out of the baking soda fizzing up in the tomato soup! LOL. It’s like a spice cake…you’d never know there was tomato soup in there! 🥰

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