Well, this is certainly a thing: The Great Canadian Ketchup Cake
Sometimes, we learn about recipes that sound so terrible, they never get made. That could explain why it took so long for one brave individual to attempt the Great Canadian Ketchup Cake, a suggestion that’s been on the back of Canadian bottles of Heinz ketchup since 2009. Reddit user Big_Black_Cat discovered the suggestion, and pretty soon, everyone started talking.
Of course, it’s 2016 — and when time is free, and ingredients are readily available, many of us are up for the challenge. The brave individual who decided to make his own ketchup cake? YouTuber Greg Nuttle.
First thing’s first! Here are the ingredients needed to create your own ketchup cake, per the Heinz website: flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, tomato ketchup, water, red food coloring, butter, dark brown sugar, eggs, cream cheese, vanilla, and icing sugar.
So, have no fear. The cake itself isn’t made solely of ketchup. In fact, there’s only a half cup of it included within the whole recipe. Surely the ketchup taste will be masked by the cream cheese, eggs, and vanilla — right?
Well, let’s just ask Nuttle. He posted a series of YouTube videos about the cake, and as expected, they quickly gained plenty of views.
Here’s Nuttle talking about the ingredients.
And, here’s Nuttle with the final product. With friends, of course. Turns out Nuttle is a vegan — and while he first resists eating the cake due to the fact that it includes non-vegan ingredients, he eventually caves and takes a tiny bite. After all, he worked hard on this creation.
“I mean, it’s a perfectly acceptable cake,” his friend says.
Surprisingly, Nuttle might be the first Redditor to try baking the cake this year, but Reddit user showmm gave it a shot last year. Even better, his included organic ketchup!
It seems like whenever the recipe gets discovered, people tend to lose their minds over it. And, it makes sense — by name alone, it sounds pretty disgusting.
So, who knows? Obviously it has to be pretty good, if Heinz is willing to vouch for it. While we might not be eating Ketchup Cake at our next birthday party, baking one might be a positively fun weekend activity.