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Simplest Ever Cake Recipe

One of my husband's co-workers brought this to work. It is nothing fancy, but if you need a very basic cake, this is the ticket.

1 box cake mix (any flavor)
1 can diet soda (any flavor)

Mix together. DO NOT ADD EGGS, OIL, ETC. Just mix cake mix and diet soda. Pour into 9x13 pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake at 350-degrees as directed on cake mix package--probably around 30-35 minutes.

That's it! It is best to use colas with chocolate cake mix and lemon-lime type sodas with lighter cake mixes. I had a box of red-velvet cake mix that we mixed with Diet Coke. It was pretty good! This is a great idea for college students in a dorm who may have access to a common kitchen but don't want to buy eggs, oil, etc for the usual cake mix. Top it with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whip cream and it will look pretty special. Let me know if you try it!


Barb, sfo said…
I can't do artificial sweeteners (migraine trigger). Does it have to be Diet soda? Couldn't I just use regular Pepsi?
Catholic Mom said…
I am not sure why the recipe specifies diet soda. I suppose you could try it with regular soda as well. Perhaps some of our food chemists out there can give us an answer.
Kitchen Madonna said…
Don't know any food chemists and Alton Brown is probably too busy right now but would you two like a cup of decaf Earl Grey tea or something with more kick like some of that freshly ground hazelnut coffee you had at my place last summer Catholic Mom?

There is a long history of cooking with soft drinks Barb, long before the diet drinks came along, so why not try a full strength one? Can't be any sweeter than making it with a diet drink can it?

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