Try this Brilliant Canned Frosting Hack to Get Double the Amount from the Same Can
It's hard to beat the joy of eating a giant slice of chocolate cake covered with homemade buttercream frosting. But when you're in a time crunch (or just really need to curb a sweet 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 definitely a trick worth attempting. 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 frosting ($2, Target) here, but use whatever favorite flavor you want.
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.