Lettuce Cake with Lemon Frosting

January 17, 2006

Cake Ingredients

  • 1 cup lettuce, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. mace
  • 1/8 tsp. ginger
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  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. lemon peel, grated
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped


Sift all dry ingredients except sugar.combine sugar, lemon rind and oil. Mix in flour mixture and chopped lettuce. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one. Stir in walnuts and pour into a 9 inch x 13 inch baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes, or is golden brown and tests clean.

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. lemon extract
  • 1/2 tsp. grated lemon peel
  • 2-3 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 Tbsp. butter, softened


Sift powdered sugar and combine with other frosting ingredients. Beat till smooth and put on cooled cake.

By Terri from NV

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January 20, 20060 found this helpful

Does it matter what type of lettuce is used? Thank you.

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January 25, 20060 found this helpful

I'd think any kind of lettuce would work.

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August 2, 20190 found this helpful

Does it mater if I dont use mace not sure every seen it .

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August 3, 20190 found this helpful

Substitute nutmeg instead. Mace is made from the outer coating of the nutmeg seeds.

Here is some more information:

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