Hello, readers. If you’re reading The One-in-a-Million Boy for your book club, here is a cupcake version of my main character Ona’s tomato soup cake.
I know, they sound awful. But don’t leave before trying one! My publisher also puts out cookbooks, so the recipe went through their test kitchen. I got the idea for tomato soup cake from one of the older ladies in my childhood neighborhood. She, like Ona, learned to get creative when the kitchen larder got bare. I won’t be baking these myself, by the way; ever since the Spice Cake Incident of 1985, my husband has been baking his own birthday cakes.