Mad scientist or awesome chef?

Today I tried 2 unknown green tomato recipes. One is sitting in a pot on the stove dejected and yucky…I will be working on the green tomato jam with vanilla and ginger. (it tastes like I used jolly ranchers waaayyyy to sweet) But the other creation is already missing a few pieces. ok I wasnt sure how this was going yo turn out but YuM YuM YuM!!!! …drumroll please…..Green Tomato and Carrot cake……Its so tasty and delectable. Now I have to try and make a gluten free version.  Its lighter than a carrot cake but well-balanced and flavorful, super moist and I haven’t even come up with a frosting yet. I was thinking maybe a light curry buttercream with some coconut milk or maybe just some butter on it….hmmmm butter.

Hopefully Ill get a new camera in a week or so and will be back with my pics of the cooking/baking process again.

Green Tomato Carrot Cake


  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, grated fresh
  • Pinch of 4 spice powder
  • 1/2 cup almond slivers
  • 1/2 cup cocoa nibs
  • 1 cup finely grated carrot
  • 2 1/2 cups diced green tomatoes
  • I had a chai spice blend and added 1 Tbl of that as well but thats optional

Preheat oven to 350°. In mixing bowl, beat sugar, vegetable oil, eggs and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, spices; slowly beat into egg mixture. Blend well. Stir in almonds, carrots and tomatoes.
Pour into greased 9×13-inch pan. Bake for one hour, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. .
Serves 12.





About queenofone

I was in the food biz for over 20 years and still love food more than ever. I knit, create, write, mother, date, live and get angry. All I share here and hopefully with some kick ass pics to boot.
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One Response to Mad scientist or awesome chef?

  1. mary says:

    omg, i think that is a cartoon drawing of me if i ever were to take up being a mad scientist. it even has the big fat cat as my accomplice. i love it!

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