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You know, sometimes you just have to wing it. After making pizza, pickles, and chutney, I still had green tomatoes to use. This is a simple spice cake, that ordinarily would be stuffed with nuts and various dried fruit, including citron. I substituted raisins and green tomatoes, and found a new keeper!

  • green tomato spice cake2 1/8 c sugar
  • 1 c vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 c chopped pecans
  • 1 c raisins
  • 2 1/2 c finely diced green tomatoes

Preheat oven to 350˚F and grease a 9×13 baking dish.

In a large mixing bowl, beat oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Stir together the flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg; slowly beat this into the egg mixture and blend well. Stir in pecans, raisins, and tomatoes.

Pour into the greased 9×13 pan. Bake at 350˚ one hour, until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool, then serve directly from the pan.