How To Make Cake In A Can

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Looking for how to make cake in a can? This easy, tasty recipe uses a cake mix, and takes less than 10 minutes to put your cake in a can together.

How To Make Cake In A Can birthday cake

It’s no secret we love a good cupcake here at The Parent Spot.

We’ll try any kind, though admittedly they usually feature chocolate…. chocolate mintRocky Road… and so on.

So I thought we’d show you something just a little different today: How to make birthday cake in a can.

First, how the heck do you make cake in a can?

Well, the trick is… you don’t, really.

This is one of those baking tricks that’s so simple, you almost feel guilty for all the fuss you get when you show off the final product.

How To Make Cake In A Can birthday cake

Making these birthday cupcakes in a can is really pretty simple, especially since there was some cheating here involving using a box cake mix. You can also use store bought cupcakes for this recipe. (Shhh… I won’t tell if you don’t).

If you’re in the mood for something chocolate, try our chocolate fresh fruit cake with whipped cream or never fail chocolate cupcakes.

How To Make Cake In A Can

For this easy cake surprise, we’re going to use a premade cake mix.

Here’s what you’ll need.

  • An empty Campbell’s soup can, washed and dried
  • 3 vanilla cupcakes (you can use store bought, or make a cupcake mix)
  • can of white icing
  • sprinkles

How to create your birthday cake in a can

First, make the cupcake mix, according to the package directions. These cupcakes used a simple white cake mix, but you could make chocolate or any other flavor you want.

While the cupcakes are cooking, grab a can with a lid that opens with a tab. A lot of soups have these types of lids, but we used Campbell’s soup.

How to Make a Cupcake in a Can Campbells Soup Can

Open the top, empty out the contents, and wash the can with soap and water.

Tip! It’s easier if you get a can ready ahead of time!

How to Make a Cupcake in a Can Open Can

Let the cupcakes cool.

How to Make a Cupcake in a Can Assembly

Now, you’re ready to decorate your cupcakes.

Remove the cupcake liners before decorating.

Place one cupcake into the can and add icing and sprinkles. Our homemade old fashioned buttercream frosting is great on these.

Add a second cupcake, and add icing and sprinkles as desired.

Add a third cupcake, and add icing and sprinkles on top.

Cupcake in a Can Cupcake and lid

Now, add the lid on top, and serve!

Cupcake in a Can Delicious

These cupcakes have a plain white icing with sprinkles, but use whatever icing flavor you like.

Tip! You can decorate the cupcakes a little differently for Halloween cupcakes in a can, Christmas cupcakes in a can, and so on!

Yield: 1

Birthday Cake In A Can

Birthday Cake In A Can

This easy, tasty recipe uses a cake mix, and takes less than 10 minutes to put your cake in a can together.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 empty Campbell’s soup can with tab opening, washed and dried
  • 3 small vanilla cupcakes
  • 9 tablespoons of white icing
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  1. First, make the cupcake mix, according to the package directions.
  2. Let the cupcakes cool.
  3. Now, you’re ready to decorate your cupcakes. Remove the cupcake liners before decorating.
  4. Place one cupcake inside the bottom of the can and add 3 tablespoons icing and sprinkles.
  5. Add a second cupcake on top, and add 3 tablespoons icing and sprinkles.
  6. Add a third cupcake, and add 3 tablespoons icing and sprinkles on top.
  7. Now, add the lid on top, and serve!

Notes

These cupcakes used a simple white cake mix, but you could make chocolate or any other flavor you want.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1780Total Fat: 79gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 57gCholesterol: 198mgSodium: 2988mgCarbohydrates: 263gFiber: 4gSugar: 204gProtein: 16g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information should only be used as a general guideline.

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Birthday Cupcakes in a Can
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