Ketchup and Mustard Cake

What's made with ketchup & tastes like carrot cake?


  • For the dry ingredients:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • For the wet ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons natural red food coloring
  • For the “mustard” frosting:
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
  • 4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • Yellow food coloring, optional
  • Mini hamburger gummies


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 2 9-inch cake pans and line with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. Set aside.
  3. In a stand mixer, add butter, brown sugar and eggs; mix until smooth. Add ketchup, water and food coloring. Carefully add dry ingredients to wet mixture, scraping down sides of the mixer until everything is smooth and combined. Pour batter into prepared cake pans. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Allow cakes to cool completely before frosting.
  4. In a medium bowl, add all frosting ingredients except for the powdered sugar. Use a hand mixer until everything is combined. Slowly add powdered sugar in batches until smooth. Frost cake and decorate with hamburger gummies. Enjoy!