Green Tomato Cake

What do you do with a profusion of green tomatoes? Here is a way to enjoy the unripened beauties for dessert!  If this recipe sounds like a winner to you, visit our greenhouse tomato vendors Cajun Growers (Tuesday and Saturday markets) and Tomotts (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday markets) to pick up some lovely green tomatoes.

green tomatoIngredients

  • 3 cups plain flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups chopped green tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, eggs, oil, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; mix well. Stir in tomatoes and walnuts (mixture will be very thick). Pour batter into greased and floured bundt pan and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Remove from oven and cool in pan or cake will fall.

Serves 8-10

Recipe compliments of Kitty Hooper (former CCFM green tomato vendor)

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