in eight easy steps.
I used to have a birthday tradition where I tried a food that I had previously avoided because I didn't like it when I was younger. I kind of ran out of steam on that. This year, I thought I'd come at it from a different angle.
You see, I don't eat soup. Something about hot liquids just doesn't do anything for me. I don't eat soup and I don't drink coffee or tea. I didn't think I'd want to try a nice soup this year, but the least I could do is mix soup into something I might want to eat.
Sure, soup is in a lot of things, but have you ever had tomato soup in a cake? Here's how it gets made.
Step 1: Mix all the dry, powdery stuff together.
Step 2: Add tomato soup and shortening.
Step 3: Blend for two minutes.
Step 4: Add eggs and water; blend two more minutes.
Step 5: Add walnuts and chocolate chips and pour into a 9"x13" baking dish thing.
Step 6: Bake for 30 or 40 minutes.
Step 7: Let it cool for a while, then apply frosting. (I'm in no danger of winning cake decorating awards)
Step 8: Slice and serve.
It's pretty much just a moist spice cake. It tastes good. I have no idea what the tomato soup is supposed to do, though. I don't taste it at all.