Some so-called hacks are anything but a hack. Here’s an easy homemade cake hack! Buy a cake mix and follow the package directions. It’ll change your life! Not a hack. But mixing cake mix and soda pop, now that’s a hack. The reason it will change your life is because it makes a delicious soda cake and all you need are two ingredients: cake mix and soda. Of course, you could count the topping of your choice as a third ingredient.
Now, there are slightly more complicated variations of the basic two-ingredient cake mix soda cake. For instance, you can add some whipped egg whites for a lighter cake. However, the simple version still turns out a moist and delicious cake and one that your kids will love. The flavor of soda you choose will determine the flavor of the cake. You can have lemon-lime, orange creamsicle, strawberry, and even grape. People even make Dr Pepper cake and Pepsi Cola cake. Although I haven’t tried it, apparently Dr Pepper and German Chocolate Cake mix is a good combination.
The basic way is to start with a white cake mix and mix it with the soda of your choice. From there, you can experiment with different types of cake mix mixed with different sodas. The variations are endless. The most popular way to use this hack is to make cupcakes but you can also use a 13×9 inch baking pan. One box of cake mix and one 12-ounce can of soda will make 24 regular cup cakes.
This method also makes a great vegan cake. Just mix your soda with a box of vegan cake mix.
Basic Cake Mix Soda Cake Recipe
1 Box Betty Crocker Super Moist White Cake Mix (Or Pillsbury White Cake Mix)
1 12-oz can of soda
For cupcakes, heat oven to 350 F.
In a large bowl, beat together the dry cake mix and soda with electric mixer on low speed 1 minute, then on medium speed 2 minutes. If you don’t have a mixer, stir until smooth.
If making cupcakes, place paper cupcake liners in into muffin tins and divide the batter among 24 cups. Or, pour batter into a prepared 13×9 inch baking pan.
Bake according to package directions.
Top with frosting or topping choice.