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 (then freeze some so you don't eat them all at once). 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 thought the texture was good & moist without it.
Here are a few tips & twists to try:
Spice cake with 1/2 - 1 cup applesauce is delicious...
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)
Carrot cake with 12 oz diet Sprite
Choc.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.
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)
MORE VARIATIONS: Thank you Christopher on the Staff Site!
Orange cake with diet Mountain Dew
Cherry chip cake with A& W diet Cream soda
Diet lemon-lime & lemon cake mix
Angel or yellow cake with orange diet pop
Diet peach with white cake
Spice cake with diet lemon-lime pop
Diet ginger ale & white cake mix
Diet cherry soda 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 cake mix 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".
VARIATION FROM FOURSHELTONS (Staff Site) - Thank you!
1 cake mix
1/2 can diet soda
1 small can pumpkin
Adds some bulk - gives it a thicker texture if you like that and adds fiber!!
I do the same with the 'no pudge' or other reduced fat brownie recipes - I just dump in one can of pumpkin and nothing else and bake as directed.
cblessum on 8/6/2007