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)
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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