Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Green Tomato Chocolate Cake with Mocha Frosting

Since our tomatoes are on the verge of not ripening because of the cold weather, I've decided to use some of them in this chocolate cake. Tims mom gave me this recipe when we were at their house this past weekend and it sounded great. I also loved the idea of a mocha frosting.




Green Tomato Chocolate Cake with Mocha Frosting 

3/4 cup butter
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 teaspoons orange extract
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
2 cups green tomato, finely chopped
1 cup walnuts, chopped
mocha frosting {recipe below}

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Add in the orange and vanilla extract. Combine the flour, cocoa, cinnamon and salt.
  • Mix the dry ingredients and milk into the mixture until just combined.
  • Stir in the tomatoes and walnuts. Grease a bundt pan and pour the batter in.
  • Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Let cool before frosting.


Mocha Frosting:

1/4 cup butter, softened
2 1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 tablespoon rum
2 tablespoons coffee

  • Cream the butter and add in the sugar, cocoa, rum and coffee until smooth.


Ashley