WTF: Ketchup Cake Is a Real Thing
Heinz Ketchup: Who doesn’t love it? The brand has given us adorable Super Bowl commercials, inspired us to dream up a seriously cute DIY Halloween costume and, despite our current obsession with homemade pickled veg, ketchup will always be the OG burger topping. But the company’s latest effort to make the tomato condiment more mainstream is, err… interesting, to say the least.
Redditor Big_Black_Cat Greg Nuttle tipped off the Internet to a CRAZY recipe suggestion found on the back of Heinz ketchup bottles in Canada, and we haven’t stopped scratching our heads since: The recipe is for a — get this — ketchup cake. That’s right: a cake filled with ketchup. Eek!
In case you think this is a joke, let us assure you that the recipe is proudly displayed on the Kraft Canada website in its full glory. Dubbed the Great Canadian Heinz Ketchup Cake, this little concoction was supposedly “created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Heinz in Canada,” and apparently, “This showstopping cake tastes as good as it looks. If you are a fan of carrot cake, you’ll want to try this recipe!” We’re not gonna’ lie — we have our doubts.
Greg actually decided to give it a go on everyone’s behalf and documented the entire baking process and final result on Reddit and YouTube. He made sure to capture the tasting and verdict on video, and we’ve gotta’ say: The results will surprise you. “Alright folks, final verdict… it’s not bad,” declared Greg. “I mean, I’m not putting it in my weekly rotation or anything, but honestly not bad.” Bonus? His dog loved it too!
If your interest is piqued enough that you just have to try ketchup cake for yourself, here are all the ingredients you’ll need (you probs have most of them already): And don’t worry if some of the ingredients leave you feeling utterly confused (looking at you, MAGIC baking powder). You’re not alone, as hundreds of Redditors were completely perplexed by a number of items on this list, but luckily, the_honest_liar was there to help make sense of it all. “I’m Canadian, and I realized I’ve never seen anything BUT Magic baking powder,” they wrote. “Only brand sold in Canada. Also, didn’t realize other places didn’t call it icing sugar. This recipe is entirely Canadian.”
Find out (if you dare!) how to make this bad boy step-by-step here, and in the meantime, watch Greg’s taste test below!
Would you ever bake this ketchup cake? Tweet us @BritandCo.
(h/t Bustle, photo via Scott Olson/Getty)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!