This recipe uses a can of soda instead of the oil, water, and eggs added to packaged cake recipes. Cake comes out surprisingly fluffy and moist with a slight kick to it that people love. Experiment with different flavored sodas for slightly differing tastes.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.

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  • Combine the cake mix and cola in a large bowl. Use a hand whisk to mix ingredients until light and smooth, about 3 minutes. Pour batter into prepared baking dish.

  • Bake cake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Allow cake to cool before cutting.

Nutrition Facts

197 calories; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 34.7g; fat 6.7g; sodium 356.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2009
I loved the chocolate version, but wanted to try something different... so I made it with a french vanilla flavored cake mix, a can of diet mountain dew, and a can of well drained crushed pineapple. Laid the pineapple down in an even layer on the bottom of the pan, then poured the mixture over the top of it. When the cake was done, and cooled, turned it upside down on a platter, and served with fresh strawberries crushed up, and a drizzle of chocolate sauce, with whipped cream. Tasted like I'd slaved for HOURS... SO yummy! Could use sliced bananas in there too, and make it into banana split cake! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/15/2010
I used this with a reduced sugar cake mix and diet cola and it came out pretty good. My only complaint like others have said is that it does not rise very much. Next time I'll try adding the eggs back in & only substituting cola for the oil/butter and water to see if that helps. It's still not a "healthy" dessert but it's healthier! Read More
(11)
99 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 57
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2009
I loved the chocolate version, but wanted to try something different... so I made it with a french vanilla flavored cake mix, a can of diet mountain dew, and a can of well drained crushed pineapple. Laid the pineapple down in an even layer on the bottom of the pan, then poured the mixture over the top of it. When the cake was done, and cooled, turned it upside down on a platter, and served with fresh strawberries crushed up, and a drizzle of chocolate sauce, with whipped cream. Tasted like I'd slaved for HOURS... SO yummy! Could use sliced bananas in there too, and make it into banana split cake! Read More
(139)
Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2009
This is a great cake! Works great with diet drinks as well. Then the only calories in the cake is in mix. Good topped with light cool whip mixed with a little peanut butter. Cake is extremly moist and therefore keeps longer than tradional cakes. No one knows it was made with a soda unless it is revealed. Read More
(67)
Rating: 4 stars
06/25/2009
This is a quick dessert when you are in need of something sweet but not a whole lot is in your pantry. There are less sugar mixes you can use these days and a variety of diet sodas that you can use as well. To make it go even further, I like to cut the cooled cake into bits and layer it with FF whipped topping and sliced fruit for a quick low-fat trifle. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2010
I love this recipe and have experimented with different flavors of cake mix and diet soda. Spice cake with diet orange soda is my favorite. For those who say it doesn't rise enough but still want to cut fat and calories add two egg whites rather than whole eggs. Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2011
I made this with yellow cake mix and coke zero cherry and made cupcakes. I really like it. Light and airy but a good sweet fix! It made 24 cupcakes (on the small side) and they were 2 weight watcher points on the new points plus system. I loved them! Can't wait to try w/ other flavor cake mixes/diet sodas! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2013
My 3 yr old has an egg allergy, so I've spent so much time online looking for an eggfree cake recipe that tastes good and isn't hard to make (by no means am I a good baker). I was skeptical, I mean,pop and cake mix?!?! But I was willing to trying anything for my daughter. This recipe was a godsend!!! You can't imagine how happy I was watching my daughter ploughing through her first cupcake. The only small modification I made was instead of pop, I used sparkling water. I found adding pop (regular or diet) was too sweet for my taste. Sparkling water works exactly the same as pop! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2010
10 STARS!!! Everyone loved it and it is gone after one meal! A MUST TRY for any doubters out there! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2010
Super good!! I used a cherry coke and it was absolutely the moistest cake I have ever had. It was almost like a fudgy brownie. I like the fact that it doesn't have oil or anything in it either. Soo yummy!! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2009
Okay I was skeptical. I had had friends tell me they had tried this but hadn't myself. So today I did. It's great. You don't have to use chocolate cake mix. Any flav will work. I used white and used a can of pepsi one which made the cake a golden brown. It doesn't rise quite as high but the cake is very moist. Even my daughter who is challenged in the kitchen can make this!!! Read More
(14)
Rating: 3 stars
06/15/2010
I used this with a reduced sugar cake mix and diet cola and it came out pretty good. My only complaint like others have said is that it does not rise very much. Next time I'll try adding the eggs back in & only substituting cola for the oil/butter and water to see if that helps. It's still not a "healthy" dessert but it's healthier! Read More
(11)
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