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Surprise Spice Cake Recipe

Surprise Spice Cake Recipe

Canned tomato soup replaces some of the oil in this spice cake, decreasing the fat, boosting the color and (surprise!) enhancing the taste. —Hannah Thompson, Scotts Valley, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 package spice cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can (16 ounces) cream cheese frosting


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, soup, eggs and water; beat on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium 2 minutes. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  • 2. Bake 30-33 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Frost with cream cheese frosting. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 392 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 586mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

Reviews for Surprise Spice Cake

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 247753
Reviewed May. 1, 2016

"Excellent cake! I really like this and it took just minutes to get in the oven."

langang User ID: 5722096 148425
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2011

"Very moist and tasty. One family member, who ordinarily does not like box cakes, had a second helping and did not know tomato soup was an ingredient."

MY REVIEW User ID: 3680735 164937
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2011

"I have made this and added nuts and raisins"

Monkeez User ID: 3442318 164934
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2009

"I make a spice cake that uses tomato soup! It is a little differnt from this one but it sounds like it would be just as delicious. Don't let the sound of tomato soup in it turn you away. It adds a nice texture and flavor."

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