Would you try some Ketchup Cake?

Ketchup is a classic, one of the nations favourite sauces, but is it just savoury food or is Ketchup cake the next best thing?

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Ketchup is a classic, one of the nations favourite sauces, for some it simply works on everything and anything...

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Does ketchup really work on everything or is it just delicious with savoury food? This dessert has taken the infatuation with ketchup to a whole new level. The recipe has come from a small bit of advertising on Canadian Heinz bottles and now, can you believe it, the recipe has gone viral. Over 6,000 people have posted a photo of this Heinz bottle that asks you to make the very strange creation on Reddit. The Great Canadian Ketchup cake consists of two-tiers of red sponge sandwiched together with and smothered in cream cheese icing. It's a real Heinz-approved recipe from Kraft Canada, who making baking products.
The level of attention this crazy label got caused Gregory Nuttle, the University of Nevada's director of graduate student services, to try out the recipe. His friends came round to test it out and described it as 'moist' and 'sweet'. Another blogger @Showmm created a step-by-step guide of how to make the ketchup cake and said that if you enjoy carrot cake then you'll want to try this out. [caption id="attachment_8293" align="aligncenter" width="600"]CS6rY6Or Image: Imgur (Showmm)[/caption]

Why not make your own Great Canadian Ketchup Cake?

From Kraft

Serves 16

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp MAGIC Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp each ground ginger and nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup each Heinz Tomato Ketchup and water
  • 2 tbsp red food colouring
  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 175 g PHILADELPHIA Brick Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 cups icing sugar

Method

  • Heat oven to 350F.
  • Spray 2 (9-inch) round pans with cooking spray; cover bottoms with parchment.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and spices. Mix ketchup, water and food colouring in separate bowl until blended.
  • Beat 3/4 cup butter and brown sugar in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Blend in eggs, one at a time. Add flour mixture alternately with ketchup mixture, mixing well after each addition. Pour into prepared pans.
  • Bake 30 min or until toothpick inserted in centres comes out clean.
  • Cool cakes in pans for 10 minutes.
  • Remove to wire racks and cool completely.
  • Beat cream cheese, vanilla and remaining butter in separate large bowl with mixer until creamy. Gradually beat in icing sugar until mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Stack cake layers on plate, filling and frosting with cream cheese icing.

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