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Wanna bake something but don't have a pan? Tired of those hippies scolding you for not recycling? Want an adorable way to serve your next (insert baked dessert here)? Or do you just want to stick it to the man? Don't fret, your friendly aluminum can is here to save the day!

Thanks to the magic of mass production, we now have liquids available in cans. Until now it was believed that these cans were only good for recycling and shooting off of fence posts, but finally Awesome Co. Inc. is here to offer you the opportunity to discover a state of the art method for cooking baked goods such as cake and loafs.

*Note* According to aluminum can manufacturers, there is a plastic lining in the can. This could pose a 'possible' heath risk by heating it above a certain temperature. I am not a doctor, nor a scientist, only a connoisseur of fine beer, food, and fun projects, so I cannot claim any such information to be safe nor dangerous. Enjoy at your own risk.

Things you'll need:

- Empty aluminum cans
- Cake or loaf mix
- A food-safe lubricant (oil, butter, grease, etc.)
- One hot oven
- Knife
- Scissors
- A serving plate, for you fancy folk
 
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Step 1: Consume before Baking

Find a can of your favourite brew and finish that bad boy off. I prefer tall cans as they can hold more and you look like a bad ass whilst consuming. Using a heavy duty can opener (I use Lagostina, she's a beauty, but the company no longer makes can openers - RIP) and cut the top of the can off. Make sure the edges are clear of shrapnel, we don't want any boo-boos. Once all your cans are open rinse them well and dry them off, since you will probably need to grease the can later.

If you're really crazy you can add the beer and/or soda to your cake. You're crazy, aren't you? I knew it.
ragtimelil1 year ago
I've been searching for something to use for a cake pan for baking in my crock pot!!!! This is it!!!! You are my HERO!!!
SmittyB (author)  ragtimelil1 year ago
Saving the world, one recipe at a time. Spread the love.
Bakin' like a boss, my man.

I think I wish to try this. Been itchin for something delicious and fun to make. I salute you. Also, just fyi, you are awesome for calling beer 'wobblypop.'
conmac8632 years ago
I wonder if you could put the cans upside down on a baking tray and pre-bake them. This would melt the plastic lining in the can off without it being baked into to bread. If there is a lining that is.
SmittyB (author)  conmac8632 years ago
I haven't tried pre-baking yet, but it may work. You may want to find someone more scientifically qualified than myself to make sure though.
Doing a quick google search.
Most aluminum cans contain a plastic BPA liner. The boiling point of BPA is 428 F degrees. Didn't see anything about fumes being released.
BPA is linked to: heart disease, diabetes, and male infertility.
http://blogs.menshealth.com/health-headlines/the-real-bpa-risks/2011/05/20

But it has been cleared by the FDA so it must be safe :)

So as long as it does not cook at over 420 it should not melt. But not sure about fumes.

Not trying to knock the instructable. It is a great idea. We just started a discussion about the liner and wanted to share what I found.
Again I really like the instructable. Thanks for sharing.
If this becomes a daily meal, there's a few not-so-great things about eating from an aluminum can: 1, 2, 3. Most notably, the plastic interior coating of the can is comprised of a bisphenol epoxy resin.
SmittyB (author)  Cat on my Lap2 years ago
These are true, it is probably a bad idea, but most of us make poor decisions after drinking a few wobbly-pops.
MomOf3Es2 years ago
What temp is the oven set at and how long do you leave it in there?? I want to try this for a party I'm having next weekend!
SmittyB (author)  MomOf3Es2 years ago
For a loaf I bake at around 375° F for 35-45 mins. For a cake I bake at about 350° for 30-40 mins. It all depends on what you're baking, density, and the amount of ingredients you've used. Usually, I'll let it bake for about 30 mins then go check on it periodically.
Awesome, featured. Love the write up and the idea :)