Cakes Baked In Beer Cans

Baking By Lisa93063 Updated 9 Jan 2011 , 9:17pm by cheatize

Lisa93063 Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 12:45am
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Hi All
I found a cake in the gallery of a six pack of cans of beer. It said the cakes were baked in washed out beer cans. I have some questions about baking the cakes in beer cans and everytime I try to get in touch with the person who posted the pic, I get an error code. I was hoping someone else baked the cakes this way and could answer my questions. Thanks
What end of can do you cut off?
Do you grease inside of can?
How much do you fill?
How do you get them to stand in oven?

Any help would be appreciated.

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bobwonderbuns Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 12:58am
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I know there's a whole concept of cakes baked in canning jars but I've never heard of cakes baked in beer cans. icon_confused.gif I'm guessing one would cut off the top end, rinse well, grease the inside (it's now a cake pan) and fill halfway (no more than 2/3 full). I'd place them upright on a cookie sheet and bake slowly. That's how I would do it anyway.

mbark Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 12:58am
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I'm sure you could just experiment- I'd cut off the top of the can, grease as you normally do, fill 2/3-3/4 (you can always trim off the top hump) and then put them on a cookie sheet.
That's a great idea to avoid having to carve can shapes!

FEIwannabe Posted 9 Jan 2011 , 4:45am
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I believe cans (including beverage cans) all have an epoxy resin coating on the inside.
The SPI (Society of the Plastics Industry-take that for what it's worth) has said that the epoxy resin (which leeches BPA into the food/beverage) is within EPA standards for food and beverage storing. I still wonder how safe it is to heat up a resin coated can with the cake inside.

Ruth0209 Posted 9 Jan 2011 , 5:12am
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Originally Posted by FEIwannabe

I believe cans (including beverage cans) all have an epoxy resin coating on the inside.
The SPI (Society of the Plastics Industry-take that for what it's worth) has said that the epoxy resin (which leeches BPA into the food/beverage) is within EPA standards for food and beverage storing. I still wonder how safe it is to heat up a resin coated can with the cake inside.




Yeah, I'd wonder if it was the smartest thing to do myself. Beer cans obviously aren't intended to be heated to that temperature. They're so thin, I can't imagine they'd bake the cake very nicely, either.

Not to mention that those things are sharp when you cut them. I'd probably slice a finger off trying it.

cheatize Posted 9 Jan 2011 , 9:17pm
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Pampered Chef has cylinder pans that I think are meant for bread. However, I have used them for cake with no problems. I found mine at a thrift store and have seen them in quite a few thrift stores. From what I've seen in thrift stores, there are three shapes: round, heart, and star.

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