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.
It’s no secret we love a good cupcake here at The Parent Spot.
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.
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).
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
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.
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!
Let the cupcakes cool.
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.
Now, add the lid on top, and serve!
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!
- 1 empty Campbell’s soup can with tab opening, washed and dried
- 3 small vanilla cupcakes
- 9 tablespoons of white icing
- First, make the cupcake mix, according to the package directions.
- Let the cupcakes cool.
- Now, you’re ready to decorate your cupcakes. Remove the cupcake liners before decorating.
- Place one cupcake inside the bottom of the can and add 3 tablespoons icing and sprinkles.
- Add a second cupcake on top, and add 3 tablespoons icing and sprinkles.
- Add a third cupcake, and add 3 tablespoons icing and sprinkles on top.
- Now, add the lid on top, and serve!
These cupcakes used a simple white cake mix, but you could make chocolate or any other flavor you want.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1780Total Fat: 79gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 57gCholesterol: 198mgSodium: 2988mgCarbohydrates: 263gFiber: 4gSugar: 204gProtein: 16g
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