Sunday, March 17, 2013

Tomato-Cocoa Bundt Cake – And We Must Bake Cakes with Vegetables

I don’t know how it is in your country, but in Hungary it is trendy to bake cakes with vegetables. Everyone uses carrot (it’s nothing special, isn’t it?), avocado and zucchini (that’s a little more interesting, though). But I wanted to do something really crazy! What about baking with tomatoes!? Anyway, we use cinnamon to season foods containing tomatoes to make them sweeter. So it must work! And I tell you that it really worked!

Tomato-Cocoa Bundt Cake

Tomato-Cocoa Bundt Cake


-          120 g flour
-          35 g cocoa powder
-          12 g baking powder
-          5 eggs
-          165 g sugar
-          100 ml olive oil
-          100 ml mashed tomatoes (passata)
-          Pinch of salt
-          Pinch of cinnamon
-          Butter and flour (for the Bundt pan)

For the glaze:
-          Confectioner’s sugar
-          Orange liqueur or orange juice (to your taste)

  1. Stir all the ingredients with a food processor, then add the tomatoes, and mix it well.
  2. Preheat oven to 160°C. Butter the Bundt pan, and then sprinkle it with flour. Pour the batter into the pan and bake it for 1 hour.
  3. Mix the confectioner’s sugar with the juice or liqueur to get a thick but pourable glaze and pour it on the baked Bundt cake.

Tomato-Cocoa Bundt Cake


  1. Looks lovely. I made a cake with zucchini and chocolate, you could never tell there were veggies in it! Tomatoes, what a great choice too :)

    1. It's a very perfect combination too! Yes! Nobody can tell it! And thank you very much!

  2. Amazing! I never would have guessed that tomatoes would work so well. I see a lot of recipes with zucchini, avocado, and beets, but have never heard of baking with tomatoes. So adventurous!

    1. Did you tried it? I'm very glad that you like it!

  3. Tomatoes in a chocolate cake. That is pure genius.

    And yes, I've always wanted to try something radical like Harry Eastwood's recipe for chocolate cake with aubergines or brownies with pumpkin pulp, but never actually had the courage to go through with it.
    You know, you really should check those out too, I think you'll enjoy them.

    And now I'm adding your "tomato" cake to the list! Brilliant!

    1. Wow! Then I'm very glad! Thank you very much! I hope you will like it!