Don’t you just love learning new ways to do things ?! Whoever came up with this idea must have a pretty interesting life – I mean we’re so used to using cake tins to make cakes, it would take a little thinking outside the box to use a tin can ! And yet it makes the most perfectly shaped individual cakes ever !
Giving tin cans a new life is a cool way to recycle, have you ever thought of how much tin goes to waste ?! You can plant flowers in them, use them to store pencils and now bake cakes in them… So eating these cakes is a good deed too !
- 3 opend, emptied, cleaned and greased tin cans (please be careful not to cut yourself, those things are sharp !)
- A can opener
- 75g soft butter
- 75g icing sugar + more to serve if you wish
- 75g flour
- 1 tbs baking powder
- 1 egg
- 1 tbs rose syrup or rose water
Step 1 : Pre-heat your oven to 175°C. Mix all your ingredients together in a mixer or with an electric whisk (approx. 1 min).
Step 2 : Fill your cans half way with the mix and bake for 10 minutes or until your sponge is springy and a cocktail stick can be poked in and pulled back out without getting wet.
Step 3 : Leave the cakes in the cans to cool.
Step 4 : Open the cans on the other side and remove the cake with a knife.
To make the white chocolate ganache, you will need :
- 75g white chocolate
- 50ml thick cream (sour cream / creme fraiche…)
Melt the chocolate on low heat and mix in your cream. Pour the mix into a bowl and place in the fridge. Take it out every ten minutes and give it a mix until it’s totally chilled. You can then spread it onto the cooled cakes and pile them up !
And there you have it, cute rose and white chocolate individual tin can cakes ! You can serve them with icing sugar on top and pretty flowers – be romantic !Have a wonderful day and delicious tea time !