Try This Canned Frosting Hack to Double its Amount

You'd never believe the airy, delicious result came from a single can of frosting.

It's hard to beat the joy of eating a giant slice of chocolate cake covered with homemade buttercream frosting or carrot cake slathered in rich cream cheese frosting. But when you're in a time crunch (or just really need to curb that sweet tooth craving), I'm all for the convenience of a can of store-bought frosting. Last year, I learned a super simple boxed cake mix hack to easily accomplish gourmet results without measuring a bunch of ingredients. And then recently, I discovered how to make purchased frosting stretch further with an equally easy hack: whipping it. Yes, the canned frosting hack is simply whipping straight-from-the-can frosting with your electric mixer. This isn't necessarily a new hack (this popular YouTube video is from 2013), but it's recently gained traction on TikTok with 1.5-million views and counting on the tag #frostinghack. definitely a trick worth it for the creamy, fluffy results. Follow along to try the magical trick for yourself.

How to Make Store-Bought Frosting Better by Whipping It

The thick, creamy stuff in the can is delicious as-is, but this canned frosting hack also allows you to spread that glorious frosting even easier. I used some creamy chocolate canned frosting, but this trick works with whatever favorite flavor you have on hand.

  1. Empty the canned frosting into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Whip the frosting using an electric mixer (either hand mixer or stand mixer) for 2 to 3 minutes until fluffy and doubled in size.
  3. It's ready! Decorate twice as many cupcakes, cakes, and cookies with ease thanks to this canned frosting hack.

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How easy is that? The light and fluffy results are due to beating air into the frosting. It's the perfect budget-friendly dessert hack for achieving those home baking projects. You can use this trick on a boxed cake mix, but I'm thinking it would be an excellent trick for topping the easy-to-make Depression-era cake that requires no eggs, butter, or milk. While we're on the topic of canned frosting hacks, this delicious two-ingredient peanut butter fudge recipe is the perfect use for that can of chocolate or vanilla sitting in your pantry right now.

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