- Sassy Spice Cake
2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1 1/2 cup pepper and tomato salsa (see below)
1/2 cup shortening (or butter)
1/2 cup water
Cream Cheese frosting (see below)
Add all dry ingredients into a good sized mixing bowl. Mix well.
Add salsa and shortening. Beat until well blended and smooth. Grease
and flour two 8-inch round cake pans, lined with baking or parchment
paper. Pour in the batter, spread evenly and pat pan of batter on
350F. for about minutes, or until a wooden toothpick comes out of the center clean.
Cool and frost with cream cheese frosting. Makes about 12 servings.
Pepper and Tomato Salsa
15 ounce can of crushed tomatoes
1 cup chopped and roasted red bell pepper
2 cloves peeled and minced garlic
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro or parsley
2 teaspoons minced jalapeno chili peppers
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
In a skillet cook the garlic, cilantro and chili peppers in olive
oil until the garlic is soft. Combine together the tomatoes and chopped red peppers, mix well in a mixing bowl and set aside. Stir
garlic mixture and tomato mixture together and add vinegar and salt. Makes about 2 cups.
Cream Cheese Frosting
6 ounces soft cream cheese
4 cups confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons soft butter
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Mix well in bowl. Spread over very cool cake.