If there’s a new easy way to bake a cake, boy, are we ready to hear about it. This one is our latest dessert discovery: Cake in a Can. A company called Food Ministry has invented a cake you literally bake in a can: you just add water to the mix, then pour the batter back into the can for baking. The result is a little round cake, the perfect size for one person. You can eat your cake straight from the can or pop it out onto a plate. Suddenly we can toss 6 or 8 of these in a bag and bring them anywhere. The cakes come in different flavors, such as chocolate, coffee cake, spicy chocolate, lemon, and red velvet. So if you’re having a party and can’t decide what flavor cake to make, just make a cake-in-a-can in each person’s favorite flavor, and everyone will be happy!
Wee ones: If you try 1 of every flavor – chocolate, coffee, chili, lemon, and red velvet – how many cakes do you try?
Little kids: If you buy 2 chocolate cakes, 3 lemon cakes and 3 coffee cakes, how many cakes in a can did you get? Bonus: If you stick a birthday candle in 1/2 of them, how many cakes get candles?
Big kids: If it takes just 2 minutes to stir water into the batter, then you bake the cake-in-a-can from 3:16 pm to 3:27 pm, how long did the whole cake-baking take? Bonus: If you throw a party for 20 people and serve everyone either a chocolate or a lemon cake, and there are 3 times as many chocolate cakes as lemon, how many of each do you serve?
Wee ones: 5 flavors.
Little kids: 8 cakes. Bonus: 4 cakes.
Big kids: 13 minutes (2 to mix, 11 to bake). Bonus: 15 chocolate, 5 lemon.