Abby's teacher read the book Thunder Cake to the class and then sent home the recipe for the kids to try. It sounds interesting, it has pureed tomatoes in it! Since Cami has already torn the paper once, I figured I should probably type up the recipe before the paper is totally destroyed!! I'll update once we make it!
1 cup shortening
1 3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 eggs, separated
1 cup cold water
1/3 cup pureed tomatoes
2 1/2 cups cake flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
Beat egg whites until stiff. Set aside.
Cream together, adding one ingredient at a time, the shortening, sugar, vanilla, egg yolks, cold water and pureed tomatoes. Fold in egg whites. Set aside.
Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, soda and salt. Mix into the creamed mixture.
Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes.
Let cool and frost with chocolate frosting and top with strawberries.