It’s late fall and the great freeze is here, so what to do with all the green tomatoes. This where the Green Tomato Snack Cake helps, using up those extra green tomatoes. If you don’t tell anyone that there is tomatoes in these snack cakes they never guess that’s the secret ingredient. The Green Tomato Snack Cake is spice cake with green tomatoes, nuts, dried fruits and buttery crumb topping. Their so good they be asking for another piece. But don’t tell them that there is green tomatoes in this snack cake. Just smile and say enjoy, as you are using up those green tomatoes.
Green Tomato Chocolate Snack Cake:
Who doesn’t love Chocolate Snack Cake just sneak in some green tomatoes. This is another great alternative to green tomato snack. Why not add some dark chocolate chips, giving extra chocolatey boost. Chocolate is all time favorites, it’s flavor profile works well with green tomatoes, the over notes disguises tomato flavor. The acidic green tomatoes acts as a tenderizer and adds a extra moist texture to snack cake.
Running out of time use quick shortcuts, making snack cakes on the fly with help of box mixes. Using just 5 to 6 ingredients, depending on the amount of add-ins to make a green tomato snack cake. Starting out with green tomatoes, cored and shredded, then draining off excess moisture. Next adding eggs and canola oil to drained shredded tomatoes. Followed by mixing the cake mix into the tomatoes mixture, by using standmixer fitted with paddle attachment. Finally stirring in add-ins like chocolate chips, nuts and dried fruits.
Make a totally scratch green tomato snack cake:
Making a from scratch snack cake takes a little longer to mis en place all the ingredients. But the results are well worth extra efforts, giving you total control over flavor profile. The drawback is having to use lots of ingredients, sometimes specially ingredients that’s not in your pantry. So try to base recipes on common pantry ingredients. Here are some of these ingredients, flour, sugar, eggs, butter, vanilla, cocoa powder, chocolate chip, espresso powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Most important is all those green tomatoes from garden waiting to be used up before they go bad.
Be creative with recipes:
The Green Tomato Snack Cake is core recipe that could be modified to your creative inspiration. There’s two possible recipes supermarket shortcuts or totally from scratch recipe.
How to prep the green tomatoes:
Starting with cold fresh picked green tomatoes gives best results. If there isn’t enough time keep the green tomatoes in refrigerator. To process the green tomatoes first wash each of the tomatoes and drain well on clean towels. Next remove the core of tomatoes. Then set up food processor with smaller grate disk. Now process each of the tomatoes, into green tomatoes shreds. Place the shredded green tomatoes onto paper towels to absorb excess moisture.