Green Tomato Cake with Brown Butter Icing Friday, July 20, 2007

Ingredients

Adapted from a recipe by Paula Deen

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
2 1/2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
2 1/2 cups finely diced green tomatoes
1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 deg. Grease and flour a 12 cup bundt pan. Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating well. (Batter will be soft.) Stir in tomatoes and walnuts. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake for 70 to 75 minutes, or until a tester inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan, and let cool completely. Spoon Browned Butter Icing over cake.

Browned Butter Icing:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 cup confectioners' sugar

In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Cook 6 to 8 minutes, or until butter is lightly browned. Whisk in confectioners' sugar until smooth.


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