Thunder Cake

Julie Thunder Cake

Julie brought this recipe home from school and told us all about the book. The girls were so excited to make this cake! I let Julie take the lead and she did a great job. She is so proud of her Thunder Cake! The girls really enjoyed watching Julie make the cake, and she even let them lick the bowl. This was a perfect cake for the weather we have been having this past month! It is monsoon season here in Arizona-and believe it or not it has rained just as much or more than it did in Oregon. It was even a rain-day on the kids first day of school because the buses could not get through all the mud. They really enjoyed that! πŸ™‚ Β Here is the recipe hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Here is the Recipe:

Thunder Cake

1 cup shortening
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs, separated
1 cup cold water
1/3 cup tomato puree
2 1/2 cups cake flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350Β°F.
Grease and flour two 8 1/2 inch cake pans.
Cream together the shortening and sugar.
Beat in the vanilla and egg yolks.
Mix in the cold water and pureed tomatoes.
Beat the egg whites until they are stiff and fold into egg/tomato mixture.
Sift the cake flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
Mix dry mixture into wet.
Pour batter evenly into cake pans.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
Let cakes cool on wire racks before frosting with chocolate buttercream icing.
Optional: Top with fresh strawberries.

Thank you Dream Jam World for this great video!
Read more of the recipe: <a href=”http://www.food.com/recipe/patricia-polaccos-thunder-cake-171669?oc=linkback”>http://www.food.com/recipe/patricia-polaccos-thunder-cake-171669?oc=linkback</a&gt;

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