How to Make Thunder Cake at Home

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Apurva Sethi
Apurva is a fashion and food enthusiast. She chose fashion as her career and food as her passion. She is greatly fond of trying out new cuisines at different places and making them at home, in her own style. She also loves to seek and learn new things about the food industry constantly. So, here she is, to share her easy-peasy ways of cooking.

If you’re looking for Thunder Cake recipe, then you’re in the right place. Here I will show you can make the best thunder cake ever.

I first came to know about this cake when it was my birthday. My sister was searching for some cake recipes online and she was fascinated with the name of the cake. So she decided to make this wonderful cake for me on that day. Then I asked for the recipe for this tasty cake and she told me about every step.

The main ingredients of Thunder Cake are sugar, eggs, tomato puree, cocoa powder, cake flour and baking soda. Mix sugar, shortening, egg yolks, vanilla, puree and cold water. Then sieve the cake flour, baking soda, cocoa. Mix both and make a batter. Bake the batter for 35-40 minutes and the cake is ready.

This was just a short recipe for making the thunder cake. The full recipe is mentioned below, so make sure you follow the detailed recipe to make the perfect thunder cake ever. Now let’s see the ingredients required to make the cake.

Ingredients For Thunder Cake

  • 34 cups Sugar
  • 1 cup Shortening
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 13 cup Tomato Puree
  • 1 cup Cold Water
  • 12 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 12 cups Cake Flour
  • 12 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt

These are all the ingredients required for making a perfect Thunder Cake. These ingredients are easily available at your nearby supermarket. Now let’s see how much time it will take to make Thunder Cake.

How Much Time It Will Take To Make Thunder Cake?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
10 mins50 mins60 mins

This cake doesn’t take much time to bake and it will be ready within less than 30 minutes. Below are the steps to make this recipe.

Steps to Make Thunder Cake

thunder cake recipe
  1. First, preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Take two 8 1/2 inch cake pans. Then grease and flour them.
  3. Now cream together the sugar and shortening.
  4. Beat the egg yolks and vanilla in a bowl.
  5. Then mix in the tomato puree and cold water.
  6. Now beat egg whites into the mixture of tomatoes.
  7. Sieve the cake flour, baking soda, cocoa and salt. Put this into the wet mixture (eggs and tomato mixture).
  8. Now pour the batter into the cake pans.
  9. Bake for almost 35 to 40 minutes.

Your cake is ready! You can frost it with chocolate buttercream icing or top with fresh strawberries.

Nutritional Breakdown of Thunder Cake

Below are the nutritional breakdown of this thunder cake.

Calories200
Fats10 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium204 mg
Potassium91 mg
Carbohydrates27 g
Protein10 g

How to Make Thunder Cake at Home | Video

If you are having any doubt regarding to the cake recipe, make sure you check the below video.

Video by Peter K. Servatius

This cake is very easy to make. But still, if you have any questions regarding this thunder cake, then ask us in the comments section below.

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