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Tomato Spice Cake

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1 package (2 layer) spice cake mix
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup
1/2 cup water
2 eggs


Mix only above ingredients; follow directions on package. If desired, fold in 1 cup chopped walnuts. Bake as directed. Frost with favorite white frosting. To make Fruit Cake: after mixing, fold in 1 cup chopped candied frut and 1 cup chopped walnuts. Bake as directed on package, adding about 5 minutes more.

Marty Hines
Port Byron, Illinois

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