Green Tomato Chocolate Cake

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A sneaky cake to stick all of your green tomatoes in!

Ingredients

⅔ cup butter unsalted
1¾ cup cane sugar
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate melted
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 ½ cups unbleached white flour
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
¼ teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon instant espresso
1 cup beer
1 cup pureed green tomatoes
¼ to ½ cup water
 

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease a 9 by 13 inch baking pan or cupcake tins.
  • In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar.  Stir in the chocolate.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.
  • Add vanilla, beat again.
  • Combine all the dry ingredients in another bowl.
  • Combine the espresso, beer and green tomatoes.
  • Alternately add the dry ingredients and green tomato mixture to the butter mixture starting with the dry ingredients.
  • If the batter appears stiff, add a little water and mix to incorporate.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan(s). Bake for 35 minutes or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Use chocolate icing of your choice.
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