Harvard Students Invent Aerosol Spray Cake Batter

By: Lawrence Bonk

First, man invented cheese. Then, man invented aerosol spray cans. Obviously this led to aerosol spray cans filled with, sort of, cheese. The masses, sort of, rejoiced. Now, thanks to a couple industrious inventors, this technology is finally being applied to everyone's favorite birthday dessert, cake.

Harvard students John McCallum and Brooke Nowakowski decided to take the technology used for whipped cream and pseudo-cheese and apply it to cake batter. The result? Just about the easiest way to prepare a cake ever. The accelerant used in the can eliminates the need for a rising agent, such as baking soda or baking powder.

They're calling it Spray Cake. According to the inventors, the cakes bake in the microwave in under a minute and they manage to accurately capture the 'mouth feel' of traditionally-made cakes. Let's hear it for human ingenuity!

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