1/2 C. butter
 1 C. sugar
 2 eggs, slightly beaten
 1 can (10 1/2 oz.) condensed tomato soup
 1 tsp. soda
 1 tsp. salt
 1 tsp. nutmeg
 1 tsp. cinnamon
 1/2 tsp. cloves (optional)
 2 tsp. baking powder
 2 C. flour
 1/2 - 1 C. chopped dates or plumped raisins (optional)
 1/2 - 1 C. chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans or your favorite)
 Cream butter and sugar; add eggs.  Combine soup and soda (will foam).  Mix or
 sift dry ingredients together.  Add soup and dry ingredients alternately to
 creamed mixture.
 Pour into a greased and floured 13 x 9 inch pan and bake at 350 degrees until
 done (NOTE:  no time given, but I imagine it would take 35 - 40 minutes to
 bake this kind of cake).
 Frost with cream cheese frosting.