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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 and boosting the color of the cake. Hannah Thompson shares her secret ingredient from 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 equals 392 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 586 mg sodium, 59 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Reviews for Surprise Spice Cake

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Reviewed May. 1, 2016

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

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."

Reviewed Apr. 12, 2011

"I have made this and added nuts and raisins"

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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