These crazy simple Soda Can Cupcakes involve only a can of soda and a box of cake mix! It’s magic!
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.
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.
Here’s all you do…
Pour a can of soda into your dry cake mix. Use room temperature soda please.
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!Print
- 1 box cake mix, any flavor
- 1 can room temperature soda, any flavor
- Preheat your oven to 350°
- Line muffin pan with liners.
- In a medium bowl combine your soda and cake mix, stirring with a whisk until most of the lumps are gone.
- Fill each liner 1/2-2/3 full of batter.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes until cupcakes are springy and toothpicks comes out clean.
- Let cool completely before frosting.
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.