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The Best Thunder Cake Recipe

The Best Thunder Cake Recipe

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Without a doubt, this will be the best Thunder Cake Recipe! Not only does it have a unique name, but it also has a distinct flavor. When I first heard about this cake, I was so taken with the name that I had to make it myself.

When I was looking for the cake’s recipe, the addition of pureed tomatoes seemed strange at first. It created a sense of anticipation about how this cake would taste and want to try it as soon as possible.

You won’t believe how startled I was by the thunder cake’s distinct flavor.

It turns out fluffy and velvety. I mean, it was flawless.

If you want to try this fantastic treat at home, keep reading to the conclusion because I’ve included some tactics and ideas to help you complete your task of baking the best thunder cake on the first go.

Thunder Cake Recipe


  • All-purpose flour: 2 ½ cup
  • Cocoa powder: ½ cup
  • Baking Soda ½ TSP
  • Salt 1 TSP
  • Shortening: 1 cup
  • Eggs: 3
  • Sugar: 1 ¾ cups
  • Cold water: 1 cup
  • Vanilla extract: 1 TSP
  • Tomato puree: 1/3 cup

Ingredients to make Chocolate Frosting

  • Cocoa powder: 4 TBSP
  • Melted butter: 4 TBSP
  • Powdered sugar: 2 cups
  • hot water: 3 TBSP
  • vanilla extract: 1 TBSP

This is everything you’ll need to make a delicious Thunder Cake. These ingredients may be found at your local store.


Making the Cake:

  1. Combine Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, mix together the all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set this mixture aside.
  2. Beat Egg Whites: In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites using an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
  3. Mix Wet Ingredients: Add shortening to another bowl and beat well. Then incorporate the egg yolks, followed by the cold water and vanilla extract, mixing until smooth.
  4. Add Tomato Puree: Stir in the tomato puree to the wet mixture.
  5. Combine Wet and Dry Mixtures: Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet mixture, blending until the batter is well combined and smooth.
  6. Prepare Baking Pans: Grease two 8.5-inch baking pans with butter, dust them with flour, and shake out any excess.
  7. Bake the Cake: Pour the batter evenly into the prepared pans. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 40 minutes.

Making the Frosting:

  1. Mix Ingredients: While the cake bakes, prepare the frosting. Whisk together the melted butter and powdered sugar in a bowl. Gradually add the cocoa powder, hot water, and vanilla extract, mixing until the frosting is smooth and creamy.

Finishing the Cake:

  1. Cool the Cake: After baking, let the cake cool in the pans for 10 minutes. Then, transfer them to a wire rack to cool to room temperature, approximately 30 minutes.
  2. Decorate with Frosting: Once cooled, spread the chocolate frosting over the cake.


  • Your delicious Thunder Cake is now ready to be served and enjoyed with friends and family!

Tips & Tricks for Thunder Cake Recipe

  • Sift all the dry ingredients to make a perfectly smooth and lumps-free thunder cake batter.
  • Don’t forget to scrape off the sides of the bowl while transferring the batter into the baking pans.
  • Properly grease the sides and bottom of the pan for an easy release of the cake from the pan.
  • Don’t take the cake out of the pan immediately after baking because the soft and fluffy cake will break. Allow the cake to rest for some time so that it can hold its shape.




Why is the texture of my cake so gummy?

You desire your mixture to be fully blended, but if your manual mixer or stand mixer is set too high, it will not only heat your ingredients, but it will also mix your dough too rapidly, causing your cake to have a hard, gummy texture.

How can I know if my cake is done properly?

Using a wooden skewer, prick the cake. If the cake still has gloppy bits on it when it comes out of the oven, it needs a bit more time in the oven. Return the cake to the oven and continue the process for another 4–5 minutes.

Place a layer of aluminum foil on top of the cake if the cake is starting to brown, but pieces of batter are still sticking to the skewer.

When it comes to baking powder vs. baking soda, what’s the difference?

Baking powder and baking soda aid in the rising of a cake. In addition to the air introduced during mixing, they enhance the number of air bubbles in the batter. Despite the fact that they do the same job, they should never be switched one for the other.

Should I measure using cups or scales?

Precision is key when it comes to baking. Your dough will become too crumbly, sticky, or firm if something is wrong. Even if you believe you can eyeball items, take the time to weigh them out with your scales.

Why isn’t my cake rising correctly?

Is your cake a hard mass that hasn’t risen? Check the baking soda’s expiration date. It won’t work correctly if it’s out of date.

Too much baking soda, on the other hand, causes the cake to rise too quickly and fall in on itself. Using too much baking powder has an unpleasant aftertaste.

Thunder Cake Nutritional Facts

Have a look at the nutritional analysis of Thunder cake.

  • Calories: 200
  • Carbohydrates: 27g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Fats: 10g


This cake takes only a few minutes to bake and is ready in less than 30 minutes. Don’t skip adding pureed tomatoes if you want a perfect Thunder cake flavor.

If you admire the recipe, give it a try, and you won’t regret making it at home.

Do share your experience in the comment box. You can ask me if you have any queries. Your comments are my greatest inspiration.

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2 thoughts on “The Best Thunder Cake Recipe”

    • Hey Lisa, sure you can, I would recommend Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour or King Arthur Gluten Free All Purpose Flour for this cake.

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