Soda cupcakes are a quick and easy way to whip up some seriously delicious treats. Keep reading below for a recipe and some of my favorite combinations!
So I was talking to some of my co-workers last week at lunch, and the subject of various cakes came up. When I mentioned “soda cake”, they all looked at me like I had 5 heads. So I started thinking, hmmm, I wonder if this is a baking phenomenon that not many people know about?!? Well, if that’s the case, then I’m here to spread the word!
Ok, so first things first…let’s go over the ingredients for a soda cake:
Yes, that is correct! All you need to make a soda cake is a box of your favorite cake mix and a 12oz. can of any flavored diet soda! (I didn’t have any cans, so I just measured out 12oz.) This is one of the EASIEST cake recipes I know! And although it’s hard to call cake or soda “healthy”, it’s definitely an option that allows you to cut some calories.
- Pour cake mix into large mixing bowl.
- Dump 12oz. can of diet soda in with cake mix.
- *Optional: Add 1-2 egg whites (I added one, for a little extra “fluff”)
- Mix together with an electric mixer.
- Bake according to directions on the box!
These bad boys went into a 325 degree oven for about 17 minutes, and came out looking puffy and lovely! 🙂
This was my first time attempting the orange soda + french vanilla cake mix combo. Normally, my favorite combo is a devil’s food cake mix + wild cherry diet pepsi! But really, the possibilities are ENDLESS!
angel or yellow cake + diet orange soda
banana cake mix + diet root beer
cherry chip cake + A& W diet Cream soda
chocolate cake or devils food + diet pepsi
chocolate cake + diet vanilla coke
chocolate cake + diet root beer
lemon cake mix + diet 7-up
lemon cake + diet ginger ale
lemon + diet lemon
marble cake + diet cream soda
red velvet + diet cherry vanilla Dr Pepper
spice cake + diet lemon-lime
spice cake + diet orange
white cake + diet ginger ale
white cake + diet orange
white cake + diet sprite
yellow cake + diet orange
So to go along with what I like to call my “Creamsicle Cupcakes”, I decided to make some of my own vanilla buttercream frosting. There is definitely no way around the fact that this frosting is NOT healthy…but it’s out of this world! 🙂
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
– 1/2 cup butter, softened
– 3 cups confectioners sugar
– 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
– 1-3 tbsp milk
Cream together butter and sugar. Add vanilla and 1 tbsp. milk. Continue to add milk until desired consistency is achieved. (I ended up using almost 3 tbsp). And then I ended up with THESE!
I was really hoping I had orange sprinkles somewhere to go along with my “orange” cupcakes, but no such luck. Oh well! At least they match the liners! 🙂
I broke out the pastry bag tonight to do some “fancy frosting”! 😀
One of the best parts about soda cakes is that they’re SO MOIST! Look at how soft and spongy these are!
I’ve already had one, and I think I may end up eating one more before the night is over 🙂
Have you ever tried or heard of Soda Cakes? What flavor combo would you most like to try?? 😀