Heineken Beer Can Cakes
Hanielas.com: Hani
  • 1 cup cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup Greek non fat yogurt you can also use cream cheese instead
  • 1 cup strawberry puree
  • 3/4 to 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbl gelatin (1tbl +1tsp if using heavy cream instead of yogurt)
  1. Sprinkle gelatin over cold strawberry puree, let sit for 5 minutes. Then microwave on high for 10 second, stirring check if gelatin is dissolved by rubbing the mixture between your fingers. If no longer grainy, it's done, other wise microwave for additional 10 second, and check again if gelatin is dissolved. Let cool to room temperature.
  2. Beat heavy cream until foamy, gradually add powdered sugar, vanilla and then beat in cooled strawberry puree with dissolved gelatin. Stir or whisk in yogurt.
  3. Fill the chocolate cans, layering them with fresh strawberries and crushed cookies.
To make chocolate cans you need:
  1. Empty, washed and dried regular soda cans or if you can get your hands on a mold use the mold instead
  2. Chocolate candy melts.
  3. I used white and little bit of black candy melts to achieve gray chocolate color.
  4. Silver Luster
To Assemble cakes you need:
  1. Chocolate cans - can be made ahead of time. Watch the video below to see how to make the cans.
  2. Crushed butter cookies, ladyfingers, graham crackers etc.
  3. Strawberry mousse(recipe above).
  4. Starting with the mousse layer mousse, cookies, fresh strawberries until you fill all the chocolate cans.
  5. Chill the cakes in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight. Can be made several days before. Store in the fridge for up to 1-4 days.
To Decorate the cans you need:
  1. Edible frosting sheet with the printed images of the beer logo.
  2. I used Heineken. I had the edible images printed at a local grocery, at the bakery department. It cost me $8 to have it printed.
Recipe Notes

( this recipe will fill 3 regular size soda cans, if  layering with fresh fruit and cookies, if there is  extra  mousse it can be poured into glass dish instead)