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Recipe Tuna Can Cake

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I like pineapple upside down cake, but I don’t make it often. We never end up eating the whole cake and I hate to see it wasted. (and lately Genny has been known to throw away sweets because she doesn’t want to be tempted)

When we made the bread in a can video I started thinking, and I wanted to see if I could cook other things in cans.

This is an experiment (but in researching I have seen others do this in similar ways) in cooking cake in cleaned out tuna fish cans.

I call it Tuna Can Cake

I made some yellow cake batter (from a mix), and made some individual portioned pineapple upside down cakes.

Grease and dust your can out with flour before you start cooking so everything will come out nicely.

A pineapple ring fits very well in a tuna can, and when the can is filled about ¾ full of the batter and cooked for about 20 minutes you get a very well formed cake.

Just dump the can over on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet and refill until you have made enough individual cakes.

My wife did appreciate the cakes, but after eating one she did say “You really just did this to make a video didn’t you”….

She even let me get away with an “of course not” – but then again I did clean up the kitchen before she got up…

Making this tuna can cake is probably best suited to cooking with kids, but it tasted good and looked good.

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