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You didn't ask for it but we have the recipe: Ketchup and Mustard Cake

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We all have this one friend who drowns every meal in condiments. Ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, BBQ sauce, just name it and they have it in their cupboard.

Maybe they put ketchup on their Sunday roast or mayonnaise on their mac’n’cheese. Whether this is someone you know or it accurately describes you, we have the recipe that will make every holiday celebration a little more special.

Surprise everyone or treat yourself to this ketchup and mustard cake. Yes, that is right, for better or worse a condiment cake exists thanks to the culinary experts at Shared Food and we have the instructions for you.

Ingredients:

For cake:
2 cups flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ginger
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ cup ketchup
½ cup water
2 tablespoons red food colouring
1 ½ cups butter, softened
1 ½ cups brown sugar
2 eggs

For Frosting:
2 cups butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
1 ½ cups mustard
Yellow food colouring

Directions

Preheat oven 350

Prepare 2 (9 inch) springform cake pans and cover the bottoms with parchment.

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and spices. Mix ketchup, water and food colouring in separate bowl until blended.

Beat 3/4 cup butter and brown sugar in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Blend in eggs, 1 at a time. Add flour mixture alternately with ketchup mixture, mixing well after each addition. Pour into prepared pans.

Bake 30 min. or until toothpick inserted in centres comes out clean. Cool cakes in pans 10 min. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

Using an electric mixer on medium speed, cream your butter. Once smooth add mustard and mix for another 30 seconds. Add powdered sugar ¼ cup at a time and food colouring until desired thickness and colour.

Ready, set, frost that ketchup cake!

And although we are still not sure whether ketchup and mustard are meant to go in a cake, it is indeed a brave try , which might as well work with the right garnish.

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