Tomato Soup Spice Cake Or Husband Cake

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Talk about firing me – I came across this photo & realized that I planned to post this recipe over a year ago!

This recipe is known by two different names. Tomato Soup Spice Cake, & Husband Cake. Many thanks to my friend Darlene who handed me down this recipe. She received it from her mother, who received it from her mother. That said, this recipe is egg free, & can be prepared entirely from food storage ingredients!

¾ c. shortening
1 ½ c. sugar
1 c. tomato soup
¾ c. water
1 t. soda
3 c. flour
¾ t. salt
1 T. baking powder
1 ½ t. cinnamon
1 t. cloves
½ t. nutmeg
1 ½ c. raisins
1 ½ c. chopped nuts

In a mixing bowl combine shortening, soup, & water together. In a separate bowl sift together dry ingredients & then add to the shortening mixture. Stir in nuts & raisins. Bake in a greased & floured tube pan at 350* for approximately an hour.

Once cooled, top with Fondant Cheese Frosting
Garnish with red & green maraschino cherries for a festive Christmas cake.

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