Prayers Answered: Spray-Can Cake Batter Is Coming

July 22, 2014


20-year old Harvard student John McCallum had a dream. A dream of spray-can cake batter that cooks in the microwave in about a minute and still has the same texture and taste as regular cake. And he made that dream come true. The only dream I've ever had come true? The one where I trip and fall and lose teeth.

After learning about the chemistry behind what makes cakes rise, the 20-year-old decided to see if the accelerant in aerosol cans, which releases bubbles into the product as it comes out, would also allow cakes to rise without any baking soda or baking powder. Luckily for us, it did.

The rest is history, and we should expect to see Spray Cake on the shelves as soon as John finds a manufacturing partner (he already has a distributor lined up). Now nobody will have an excuse not to be fat! "Yeah, it's unhealthy." That is not an excuse, that is a COP-OUT.

Keep going for two videos, a weird one they made themselves (warning: contains awkward dancing), and a news report.

Thanks to chichi, who agrees a can of aerosol cake batter in one hand and icing in the other sounds like heaven.

  • フィリップ オルソン

    perfect for midnight munchies :3

  • OGKhyamB

    This is NOT a new idea, Spanish Chef, Albert Adria created a technique years ago of using a "cream gun" or seltzer bottle (as you call it in the US) - similar concept in that you place ingredients in bottle, charge with propellant and shoot it into a plastic cup. 60 seconds in microwave and you have a sponge cake. These guys just made it a commercial entity.

  • its the best thing since sliced bread

  • Bling Nye

    Fear the future, where all foods come in cans...

  • "without baking soda"- it gets healthier

  • Jetch Vargas

    why not sell the cake baked? it will cost less than the can. For novelty then i think its ok.

  • HackTheGibson

    You can fit multiple cans in the space of one cake.
    The can also keeps it "fresh" longer.
    Also, you can fix how much you want versus an entire cake. Want a small piece or full cake and you are okay.

  • Jetch Vargas

    Depends on the type of cake the size. the can serves 12 cupcakes...thats not much. Everything that has milk or eggs have a month of expiration date. And a week once opened. Little debbies last like 4 months because they are already cook and stuff that make it last longer. lol. Its cool that you can have a fresh baked cupcake in 20 seconds. But must eat 12 cupcakes in a week.

  • CkGordon

    3 cupcakes a week if it expires in a month. And some people have friends/family/random hobos on the street to share delicious cupcakes with. And don't even lie to yourself you know if you're the type of person to buy microwave instant cake your going to eat the entire can in front of a 7 hour drunk netflix marathon and probably enjoy a gallon of icecream with it.

  • Jetch Vargas

    i would probably eat out of the can , cant wait 20 sec. 7 hours drunk netflix sounds like my personal goal for me. lol. Also im a baker :P

  • The Magnificent Newtboy

    That's good point lol. The only real advantage is that you can go from wanting cake to having cake in 2 minutes. Which is pretty good. I wonder if it needs to be refrigerated or not?

  • CkGordon

    I wonder if it still tastes good if you just spray it directly into your mouth. Can this guy make spraycan cookie dough next?

  • You don't have to write "harvard student" at the bottom when the little shit is wearing a bow tie.

  • it should be crimson

  • MustacheHam

    This is indeed a 'sweet' idea. :)

  • if you spray it with the vagina THC spray, you would have space-pie.

  • The Magnificent Newtboy

    Same texture and taste as real cake... This probably won't get to any UK shops, but if it does it will have at least one guaranteed sale from me. For science!

  • this will be everywhere if its not to costly.
    real whiz-kids!

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