Tomato Soup Cupcake

Oh yes, you read that right— Tomato Soup Cupcake. Some of you maybe familiar with this retro cupcake, but if you are like me, by that I mean: Asian, obsessive about all the wrong things, born in the 70’s with main-stream cultural reference points starting in the 90’s (so I’m a late bloomer in this area, my parents were strict), these might be totally novel to you.

Tomato Soup Cupcake ~ Tomato Soup Cupcake ~ A retro cupcake that that'll surprise with its sweetness and tender crumb.

Okay, you can be minus all that and still have it be novel to you. And if they are, you have to admit your curiousity is peaked.

Mine certainly was when The Kitchn asked me to develop a recipe for this retro dessert. You know me, I love a good challenge. Aside from that I was so curious.

Hit the jump here to find the surprising result and to see how that iconic can of soup produces a deliciously sweet and tender cupcake.

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  1. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonAlida - Simply Delicious says

    Love that photo N! I’ve heard so much about these cupcakes but have yet to try them, you make them look awesome though.

  2. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonHeather @ Shards of Lavender says

    I grew up in the 70’s and haven’t ever heard of a tomato soup cupcake. Now I’m definitely curious about the taste… Campbell’s tomato soup was my favorite growing up though, so I’m going to have to try these.

  3. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonGerry @ Foodness Gracious says

    I’ve heard of this cake but never seen it..of course trust you to make it look so good I could eat ten!

  4. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    So cool! I also grew up in the 70’s, but these cupcakes were not a part of my childhood. I did however consume a very large number of Swanson’s Chicken Pot Pies and TV Dinners!
    My husband’s mom made mac and cheese with canned tomato soup. Sounds kind of disgusting, I know, but actually it is quite delicious and very easy! 1 pound cooked macaroni noodles, 1 pound grated cheddar and 2 cans tomato soup. Mix together, top with buttered breadcrumbs and bake for 30 minutes.

  5. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonNicole B. says

    You nailed it – I’m completely curious and adore the retro image you created. I haven’t heard of this before and now I have to try it. Plus, who doesn’t love a spice cup cake with cream cheese frosting. The recipe looks pretty simple too!

  6. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonJanice Waters says

    You will love these cupcakes they are the best cupcakes out there! Leave the cream off they taste so good without, plain is the way to go with these cupcakes.