Friday, December 08, 2006


My friend Patti sent this to me via email. I thought it was interesting and surprising. Have any of you ever heard of such a thing???


Did you know you can mix any cake mix with a can of diet soda & have a Wonderful cake? HOWEVER, FAIR WARNING - these can be TOOO good! If you don't have people to serve it to, you might be better off making them as muffins. All you do is dump the mix into a bowl, stir in the diet soda, and bake as directed! You can add an egg white to improve the texture but I hear the texture was good & moist without it.

Golden rule is:

Light colored cake mix with light colored diet drink (i.e., yellow cake mix with diet sprite)

Dark colored cake mix with dark colored diet drink (i.e., chocolate cake mix with diet coke)

Here are a few tips & twists to try:

Carrot cake with 12 oz diet Sprite

Chocolate cake with 12 oz diet Coke

Orange Supreme with 12 oz diet orange

Gold or White cake with 12 oz diet ginger ale

Some say Duncan Hines work the best.

orange cake /diet Mountain Dew
cherry chip cake / A& W diet Cream soda
diet lemon + lemon;
angel or yellow cake/orange diet pop
diet peach with white cake
spice cake/ diet lemon-lime pop
diet ginger ale + white
diet cherry sodas in chocolate cake
Diet cola + devils food or chocolate mix
diet vanilla coke in chocolate cake
devils food cake with diet Vanilla coke
diet root beer with chocolate cake
diet cherry coke with chocolate cake
marble cake + diet cream soda
lemon with tangerine Diet Rite

Also try a yellow cake mix with diet
Sprite (or Fresca or 7-Up) with a dollop of Cool
Whip....tastes like a "Twinkie".

For anyone on Weight Watchers, the following is important!

The only pts you count are for the cake mix itself (usually 2 per piece or muffin but CHECK THE POINTS ON YOUR MIX, some are higher). Muffins are great because you can put them in the freezer until you need one, thus controlling your intake! (Most cake mixes have 48 points so if you cut into 24 pieces (or muffins) they'd be 2 points each)

1 comment:

Jungle Mom said...

This reminde n=me of a cake we made in the jungle that used no milk or eggs. It used vinegar and baking soda and was very good and light.