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Cake with soda

Make a delcious fat free cake with materials you can buy at any local supermart. Easy as One-two!
 
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Step 1: Purchase Cake Mix from store

You can use any basic boxed cake mix to do this. Any flavor is fine, just make sure to pay attention to later steps.

Step 2: Buy Soda

I recommend buying a 12 pack of canned DIET soda (to get that fat-freeness). To prevent any soda flavor from entering the cake, use Diet Sprite or something of similar type. However, if you are a chocolate cake fan, using Diet Coke or Pepsi would be fine, as the chocolate masks the Pepsi taste.

Step 3: Ignore!

Ignore the directions on the box to add oil, water, and/or eggs and instead just add ONE can of soda.

Step 4: Bake

Bake for the amount of time at the temperature of the box's instructions.

Step 5: Enjoy!

What you should have now is a delicious, fudgy cake, that is also fat free and does not need frosting, because of its sheer delciousness.
oneofakind38 months ago

MY AUNT MADE THE SAME THING!!!!!!!!!!! it was awesome. O_O

i think im gonna try this with monster and vanilla cake mix when i get the chance for my friend.
That sounds amazing!! How did it work out?
rockgod574 years ago
why would u wanna mask the soda flavor besides that diet crap rots u more than regular sugar.
eulaliaaaa!4 years ago
My Boy Scout troop does this all of the time!  It works awesome, and in my opinion, it actually tastes better, too.
cool, my mom told me about this. the perfect part is that you can eat the batter because there are no raw eggs!
Jettntx5 years ago
Super yummy - thick brownie like consistency. I used a French Vanilla cake mix(the one with pudding in the mix) and a 7-up. Correct in saying that it is not low calorie, but much lower in fat and cholesteral than adding 3 eggs and 1/4 cup of oil to the mix.  i can't wait to try root beer with a spice or carrot cake!! - you could do a poke cake with this(poke holes in top of warm cake and pour over cream, sweetened milk, juice or jello mixed with 1/3 c water!) I may try that too.... And I am gonna make a couple of them with Monster's for my halloween party!
 
this sounds good for diets
lizanne9875 years ago
As a member of WeightWatchers, I have heard several ladies in my classes recommend this as a terrific way to get less calories in a cake -- sort of like having your cake and eating it too.
MT-LB5 years ago
Then why not just use carbonated water? It doesnt taste like anything. Or does the soda have something in it?
I'm glad someone shared the concept of the soda cake here, but there are some serious problems with some of the claims being made. Yes, soda cakes work, and are tasty, but as Strobe said, using diet soda doesn't mean "fat free." It means "lower in calories and fat." 99% of sodas have no fat in them - diet or not. I don't know how many people I've talked to throughout my life that think most hard candies and sodas are high in fat. Repeat after me, "SUGAR HAS NO FAT IN IT." That doesn't mean that too much sugar isn't bad for you, but you can't equate high calories with high fat - those are two different things. Also, even if you use diet soda, nearly all cake mixes have a fairly substantial amount of fat in them - about 5g per serving. And they are usually between 150-200 calories per serving IN THE DRY MIX. One exception is Angel Food cake, which is naturally fat-free and comparatively lower in calories than most other types of cake. However, you DON'T USE OIL OR EGGS in Angel Food cake, so there's no need for the diet soda trick (unless you just want the flavor). The real benefit you get by using diet soda instead of eggs and oil it that it has LESS calories (eggs are 70 a piece), LESS fat (most veg oils are very high in fat, and eggs are 4.5g a pop), and LESS cholesterol (eggs have high cholesterol, as well as veg oil, but some veg oils actually have a lot of good cholesterol). So, that being said, I do recommend the process, just don't think it's going to be fat-free or extremely low in calories, without being a special kind of cake.
I should clarify that Angel Food cake doesn't call for WHOLE egg, thus the fat-free aspect :-).
I did this and it came out awesome! I used diet fresca and put chocolate chips and cookie dough bites in it.
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jimbom7 years ago
I tried this a while back with chocolate cake mix and diet coke and it does really work....although I thought what I got seemed a little dry....but hey, no fat!
And I forgot the picture ;-) here it is
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That is an impressive picture.... Looks like cake made of Smurf!
cowbeef7 years ago
I made this soda cake using: -Diet Sierra Mist -Betty Crocker Yellow Cake Mix -Pilsbury Chocolate Frosting It was wonderful and my college roomates enjoyed it. Easy to make and delicious!
Sharpwork8 years ago
My wife said to tell you all that if you leave the pop out for a while and let it go a bit flat, it works better.
TangMu8 years ago
I have also tried this using 7up and sainsbury's basic cake mix (yeah you can tell i am a student... and also english) - the intial froth is impressive but when it cooks i end up with a rubbery oozy goo with a thin layer of properly cooked cake on top. Also the first time i did this i used a cake tin with a removable bottom... not a good idea as it leaked and decided to caramelise on the bottom of the oven (the upshot is that it smelt great _)
What size of cake mix are you using?? I think the sainsburys bags were 225g -ish and so might not have been enough to mix with the liquid completely. Also what technique do you suggest for mixing the two items together without taking out too much of the bubbles?? O_o
I've tried it with a choco baking mix from "Kathi" (a german firm) and some diet coke. The resultat was horrible, I've get an thick, flexibly mass like gum. I added a picture of the result
Wow looks great Cant wait to try it... :)
creaky8 years ago
By doing this you would create a cake that is lower in fat than prepared with regular ingredients. I was able to find nutritional information on Betty Crocker cakes at http://www.generalmills.com/corporate/brands/product_image.aspx?catID=49&itemID=2042 for the Supermoist Chocolate cake. The mix is 3 grams of fat, calories from fat at 25. As normally prepared, the calories from fat is 120 or 120/9 grams of fat (13-14 grams of fat). So it does cut the fat by almost 100 calories.

If you used regular classic coke this would add 29 grams of sugar (McDonalds Website) which would increase the calorie count by 29 grams sugar * (4 calories/1 gram sugar)or 116 calories so you really wouldn't be saving any calories by using regular coke.

If you are worried about the nutrasweet, then maybe try a diet soda with splenda. Diet rite sodas are splenda, I think, sweetened. And some of their flavors would mek a good combo with the cake mixes.

Thanks for the hint. I will try it.
slipperslap8 years ago
I will be realy amuzed if this works
SugarTeen528 years ago
Sounds great!
billien8 years ago
Our mountion dew comes in a green plastic bottle but is actually yellow when you pour it in a glass( maybe its a new zealand thing or prehaps i am colour blind). Many parents buy it for there kids but don't relise that it has a very high caffine content, then they wonder why there two year olds are up to three in the morning. Ps while we are on the subject of food, in new zealand we prefer eggs with brown shells (as oposed to white). p.s.s I have heard of scones made with fizzy/ soda/ and i have a recipe for a fruitcake made with ginger ale but its not fat or sugar free ;)
billien8 years ago
FIZZY? In my part of the world (New zealand) we call soda "fizzy"(as in fizzy drink) we call sprite and like minded soda "lemonade". All brown black cola flavoured substances are called "coke" even pepsi. Finally, Mountion dew in our family is fondly knowen as mountion pee as we find it yellow colour quite alarming :)
andreq billien8 years ago
Mountain Dew is green (and light well with a glow stick)... I was loving it last year (switched to Dr Pepper...and now on Canada Dry(ginger ale)) and drinked to much to let you call it yellow hehe. As for the cake... I must try this... actualy I'm always missing some late night food :D
strobe8 years ago
I haven't tried this yet, but this should be said, if a little late: Your choice of soda won't determine whether this is fat free. It will change the sugar content, and that's it. Regular sprite doesn't have fat -- it has sugar. And most cake mixes will have fat already in them. So unless you've found a fat free cake mix, or a strange and disgusting new soda, which soda you use won't make or break your fat-free plans. As to the aspartame and formadehyde thing, that's not such a simple problem -- when you consume aspartame, you end up converting like 10% into formadehyde anyways, so baking with it might be bad, but not necessarily much worse than just drinking the stuff cold. And formaldehyde is a natural by-product of human metabolism anyways. At the very least, the scientific community has not yet concluded that aspartame, and its by-products, are dangerous.
xamox8 years ago
Fizzy? Hahaha, awesome. Thanks for the heads up though.
billien8 years ago
I would be careful using diet fizzy as it may contain the sweetner "aspartame" which turns into formaldehyde when heated. Check it out on Google using key words aspartame, formaldehyde, heat. Normal sugary fizzy should be ok
zaidr8 years ago
Works great. Just tried it with Betty Crocker Vanilla cake mix and Diet Sprite. Followed directions to a tee, and the end result was amazing. Actually, its the softest and fluffiest cake I've ever had from a cake mix. Great work uncovering this...
pheer8 years ago
wow i cant believe no one has found this sooner.... thats awesome and soooo much cleaner, ima have to try that soon...
alexdcd8 years ago
Seriously?