Green Tomato Breakfast Cake

Green Tomato Breakfast Cake

Before the first frost hits, harvest your late-run green tomatoes and whip together this sweet and crumbly breakfast cake.

The recipe is based on a 40-year-old recipe for plum cake that first appeared in Marion Burros and Lois Levine's The Elegant but Easy Cookbook. This cake is just as good for dessert as it is for breakfast.

1 hr 15 min Prep: 15 min Cook: 1 hr
Serves: 8 Save

Ingredients (13)

  • ¼ oz Cooking Spray
  • ⅓ cup Butter
  • 1 cup Turbinado Sugar
  • or 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 2 Green Tomatoes
  • 2 tsp Turbinado Sugar
  • or 2 tsp Sugar
  • ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9-inch round cake pan or baking dish with oil.
  2. Cream butter and sugar. When slightly fluffy, beat in eggs and vanilla.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder and salt and sift into the creamed butter mixture; beat well. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Arrange green tomato pieces in concentric circles over batter. Sprinkle lightly with sugar and cinnamon.
  4. Bake 50 minutes to 1 hour or until cake is firm and golden and tastes done.