Soda Can Cupcakes

These crazy simple Soda Can Cupcakes are made with just a can of soda and a box of cake mix. It’s like magic, especially when it hits your taste buds!

I am all about a shortcut and these cupcakes are the epitome of shortcuts!!

I while back I made this cake. It had 2 ingredients and was really delicious…So we’re gonna do that again today.  All you need are 2 things…cake mix and a can of soda.

Seriously!

Why in the world would I ever use eggs and oil again?

I saw this idea on Pinterest, but apparently I forgot to Pin it and searching again and again I couldn’t find the source…but I did a quick google search and found that it’s all over, so I don’t feel so bad.

Soda Can Cupcakes.

Here’s what you need….

I used Funfetti and Cranberry Splash Sierra Mist.  It made the cupcakes a pretty pink color.  You couldn’t really taste the cranberry or the Sierra Mist at all.  Maybe a stronger flavor soda would give more flavor.  BUT it tasted like Funfetti cake, and that’s good with me!

**I know you are going to ask this…I don’t know if this works with diet soda.  Well, I am sure it works, BUT after a few quick searches I saw some sites saying it is dangerous to heat up artificial sweeteners…So I don’t know.  I mean, if I believed everything on the internet I would be transferring all my dollars into a Nigerian Bank account, chain emailing all my friends so I will have good luck and never drinking pop rocks with soda, which is actually fun and tasty.  So with that said, I am not a scientist, I do not know if you will die a slow, painful death if you bake with diet coke…but I do know I am certainly not the person you should be asking about healthy food alternatives…so use your best discretion.

 

How to Make Soda Can Cupcakes

Pour a can of soda into your dry cake mix.  Use room temperature soda please.

Using a whisk, mix your cake mix and soda until most of the lumps are gone.

I will look like this…

Fill your lined muffin tins about 1/2 – 2/3 full of batter.  You won’t get 24 cupcakes like you would if you followed the instructions.  I got about 17.  The batter is a slightly thicker than regular cake mix batter.

After you’ve baked them you can see the texture…yum!

And now decorate them however you would like.  I made a batch of buttercream and played around a bit.

Cute cupcakes always taste better, I’m pretty sure of it.

For more cute and soda filled cupcakes check out these soda filled cupcakes from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen…they are in a jar, which triple the cute factor!

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Soda Can Cupcakes

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description:

These crazy simple Soda Can Cupcakes are made with just a can of soda and a box of cake mix. It’s like magic, especially when it hits your taste buds!


Ingredients:

  • 1 box cake mix, any flavor
  • 1 can room temperature soda, any flavor

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°
  2. Line muffin pan with liners.
  3. In a medium bowl combine your soda and cake mix, stirring with a whisk until most of the lumps are gone.
  4. Fill each liner 1/2-2/3 full of batter.
  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes until cupcakes are springy and toothpicks comes out clean.
  6. Let cool completely before frosting.

Notes:

You can use any flavor combination you would like. Coke or Dr. Pepper would be great in a chocolate cake mix. Orange Soda, Mountain Dew, Sprite, Root Beer would all be fun to try too.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Barbara Sussman
Barbara Sussman

You can use diet soda. That’s a;; I use to make cakes with a mix.

Amy Connnef
Amy Connnef

My children have various food allergies especially to eggs and milk. So I make this all the time. Orange Soda in a butter cake is awesome.

S Smedra
S Smedra

Chocolate cake mix and root beer is amazing!

mytorpor
mytorpor

Since artificial sweeteners are used in hot tea and coffee and quite a few diabetics use them in place of sugar, I don’t see how using diet soda would be any different! I’m definitely going to try this, it sounds like fun, fast way to make a cake or cupcakes!

Mary Ann White

Oh my goodness I have been using diet soda for years !! Any flavor ! I heard this at a weight watcher meeting many years ago. Strawberry , lemon line , orange any flavor ! You can use chocolate cake mix with cherry very good. It is one can of diet soda and mix it with a cake mix !! Delicious

fay
fay

Does it mean we don’t need the oil and the eggs?

fay
fay

Does that mean we don’t need the eggs and the oil?

Max Carter
Max Carter

Can I replace the soda with mineral water or baking soda and water? hahahah I don’t have soda right now and I’m not a big fan of it

Rae
Rae

Would it de okay if I put 2 things of soda

Cujo IsGone
Cujo IsGone

I cannot give this a star, at all, at all. This was the biggest fail ever. Go ahead and swap out the liquid for soda. However, you must, you must, use the eggs and oil listed on the back of the cake mix. To not do so, is to just pour the drink and the cake mix right into the garbage. PS I had to give it one star in order for the comment to be listed.

ghing
ghing

hi! i am still learning how to bake and find this recipe an easy one so I wanted to try it for starters. We only have an electric oven and I’d like to know at what temperature should i set it to, and for how long? thank you!

Karen Richter
Karen Richter

Eating one now, I used Duncan Hines Double Chocolate and Shasta diet black cherry cola and it turned out fantastic. I sprayed the muffin tins as 50 cupcake liners were three dollars, kinda defeated the bargain hunter in me. The cake is moist and very chocolaty. It came right out of the tins with just a bit of help from a knife at the edge. It made 12 generous sized cupcakes. Topped with two tablepoons of fat free cool whip for 25 calories. Thanks, this is really a lower calorie winner

Tabitha Wilson
Tabitha Wilson

I have done this numerous times! I’ve baked a strawberry cake using strawberry crush and orange supreme cakes with orange crush. I’m going to try a Tropical Mango cake with mango pop!

Mabel Reyes
Mabel Reyes

Hello! I’m really interested in trying this recipe, but I want to be sure about the ingredients you I have to omit, they would be: oil, milk and eggs???? I’ll really happy to get your response; I’d like to try this recipe as soon as possible ???? Thanks!!! ????

Sarah
Sarah

do you think gluten free cake mix will work too?!

Marlene
Marlene

Do you omit the other ingredients on the box cake mix directions? Just cake mix and soda?

Andrea
Andrea

This was such a life saver!!!!! It’s my spouses birthday and I had no eggs to bake the cupcakes, so I stressed out, but then thought to look online to see if it was possible to bake Without eggs. Sure enough I ran into this website and I have to say thank you!!!! I’m so happy now, worked like a charm 🙂

rae
rae

I’m gonna try these with spice cake and a can of Redd’s Apple Ale, then stuff them with apple pie filling and top with Cookie Butter Frosting! Ahhh fall is back, yay!

Janae
Janae

Thank you for sharing this! As a mom of a little one with an egg allergy, it’s been so difficult to find baked goods that are egg free and taste decent! These may be my go to birthday cupcakes for him!

Mike Murphy
Mike Murphy

Hi Shelly, I’m an addict too. I’ve baked a couple of recipes from Ursula Solom’s The Low-Carb Baking and Dessert Cookbook, using combinations of Splenda, Xylitol, and/Truvia, and they not only appear to be safe but in combination, the after-tastes of each are greatly reduced. I always say ahead that the Chocolate Almond Cookies and the Hazelnut Cookies have artificial sweeteners but people say they can’t tell. I hope you get a chance to try them. Best regards!

Denise t
Denise t

You can bake with Splenda and there are some diet soft drinks made with Splenda. Diet Cheerwine is made with Splenda. It would be lovely to use Cheerwine. With a red velvet cake mix.

Melisa
Melisa

I have made many cakes with cake mix and diet soda and they turn out great!! My favorites are lemon cake made with diet ginger ale or diet 7up and strawberry cake Made with diet strawberry soda, then frost with sugar free/fat free cool whip and it’s a delicious dessert without the calories and fat!!

Michal

This sounds so cool! Wish I had a can of soda and cake mix right now.
About the use of diet soda –
In my area there is a warning on the labels of some diet drinks to not cook with it, so I guess if the company suggests it, you don’t want to do it 🙂

Rachel R.
Rachel R.

I found your image here: http://crazyfood.net/the-34-simple-two-ingredient-recipes where I’m guessing they fidn’t have permission to use it.

(Also FYI: the watermark works! Although that site cut it off, the watermark is what ultimately enabled me to track it back to here.)

Jen
Jen

I had a last minute request for lemon cupcakes and went looking on Pinterest for an EASY recipe. I decided yours was the easiest and looked like fun. I made two batches… one lemon cake mix with lemon-lime soda topped with buttercream frosting and dusted with crushed Lemonheads. The other was lemon cake mix with Squirt (lemon-grapefruit soda) and lemon frosting dusted with raw white sugar. They are both fantastic and will be scarfed up by the big crowd that has gathered. Thanks for the great idea!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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