Combining cake mix with soda makes the most delicious moist cake for cupcakes. Who knew?
These cupcakes are so adorable and the flavor is delicious. With such an easy dessert recipe, there is no need to buy when you can DIY. We're talking six ingredients!
This is the easiest cake you'll ever make as the addition of soda helps the cake rise beautifully and gives these cupcakes a lighter texture.
You'll be out of the kitchen in no time, and everyone will want your easy Cake Mix with Soda recipe! These would be fun for a birthday party or even a 50s themed party. The best part is that the flavor is out of this world!
What You Need to Make It
White Cake Mix
We chose white cake mix, but you could use your favorite to make a different flavor cupcake.
Just like with the cake mix, you can use any kind of soda. We chose cream soda to make these Cake Mix with Soda Cupcakes.
For this 4 ingredient frosting, you'll need powdered sugar, unsalted butter, cream cheese, and vanilla.
How to Make It
Pre heat oven to 350º.
In a large bowl, combine cake mix and cream soda with an electric mixer on low speed until you have a smooth cake batter.
Pour batter into a lined cupcake tin three quarters full.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Remove cupcakes and allow them to cool at least 30 minutes before frosting.
While the cupcakes are cooling, put all the frosting ingredients into a bowl.
Mix on medium speed until smooth.
If it seems runny, place in the freezer for about 15 minutes.
Frost the cupcakes as you usually would, or use the a decorating kitfor really beautiful desserts. It's the best investment I've made for frosting cupcakes or cakes!
Cut colorful bendable straws in half and stick one in each cupcake. So cute!
Other Flavor Combinations to Try
This sweet treat has so many possibilities. Please let me know if you try one of these! I can't wait to taste some of the combinations!
Yellow cake mix and orange soda with slices of candied orange on top.
Zesty lemon cake mix with a can of Sprite with a sprig of mint on top.
Devil's Food cake mix with cherry soda and chocolate chips with shaved chocolate on top.
It's crazy, but true! The leavening agents work to give the cake a rise, and the soda is the needed liquid!
You can use any flavor of cake mixes. Try a spice cake mix with ginger ale or chocolate cake mix with cherry cola. Choose your favorite flavor combo!
You don't have to use a flavored soda. Club soda water works just fine, too. You could even use diet soda! A dark soda like Coke or Diet Coke will change the color a little more than ginger ale. The flavor of the soda definitely affects the flavor of the cake.
You could add fruit to these cupcakes to give them even more flavor. It's best to add thawed or fresh fruit as the baking time is so short. You could also add a couple of tablespoons of fruit preserves to add more sweetness, especially if you're using soda water.
More Delicious Cupcakes
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Cake Mix with Soda Cupcakes
- cupcake pan
- 18 cupcake liners
- Bendable straws in pretty colors
- 1 box white cake mix
- 1 can red cream soda
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- ½ C stick unsalted butter
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350º
- In a large bowl, combine cake mix and cream soda with an electric mixer on low speed until you have a smooth cake batter.
- Pour batter into a lined cupcake tin ¾ of the way full.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Remove cupcakes and allow them to cool at least 30 minutes before frosting.
- Put all the frosting ingredients into a bowl.
- Mix on medium speed until smooth.
- If it seems runny, place in the freezer for about 15 minutes.
- Frost cupcakes as you usually would, or use a decorating kit for really beautiful desserts.
- Cut colorful bendable straws in half and stick one in each cupcake. So cute!
This recipe was first seen on Food, Fun & Faraway Places on April 18, 2016 and was updated on August 13, 2021.