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« on: June 28, 2008 08:32:21 PM »

So I found a kick-butt recipe for Mountain Dew cupcakes (http://www.allthingscupcake.com/2007/12/05/mountain-dew-cupcakes/). I wanted to make them for a friend's birthday/beginning of the school year fun time. However, I am in college and I really can't keep all the ingredients around because I don't bake terribly often and I can't afford all the ingredients/don't want them to go to waste and I don't have mixers, etc.

So cake mix, right? I can manage to keep the veg oil and eggs on hand and I'll buy small containers of lemon and lime juice to pump up the flavor.  Do I just simply replace the water in the cake mix instructions with soda? Do I still use the vegetable oil..or the eggs? Anybody have any tips or experiences to share about baking with soda?
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2008 08:59:26 AM »

Me and my friends made this all the time during this past year at college.  We were all freshman and we really didn't realize just how much is costs to cook/bake on a regular basis.  We always made these cakes-usually chocolate with diet coke or diet pepsi.  You don't need to add any veg oil or eggs, just the cake mix from the box and a can of soda.  Bake it according to the directions and you're done! Have fun, mountain dew cupcakes sound DELICIOUS  Smiley

« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2008 11:37:07 PM »

I second cardiganweather, all you need is soda and mix. It's popular w/ weight watchers (thats where I heard about it) because you can use diet soda and only have the calories and such from the mix. My favorite have been coke and chocolate, white cake and orange soda and root beer and spice cake. This method does make for a super moist cake, have fun!

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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2008 05:03:34 PM »

I love making cup cakes with white cake mix & any of the flavored sparkling waters.

I also like to add a bit of canned fruit (drained) or canned pie filling. I put a bit of the batter in add some fruit & a bit more bater.  My fav is Chocolte cake mix, with black chrry flavored water & black cherry pie filling.

« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2008 08:29:26 AM »

Thanks everyone!
I tried it last night with diet Mountain Dew and some lime juice (forgot to get lemons too!). It came out kind of odd. I think it's because I used diet soda. Diet Mountain Dew tastes a little odd and has less of the normal bold flavor. My mom liked them though  because she said with the frosting (which also had lime juice) they weren't too sweet, but just right. They definitely did come out light and fluffy, though! If I do it again I'll probably use regular soda. And maybe one day I'll even try the from scratch recipe.

I want to try what LeesaLove and Sune42 said though...root beer and spice cake yum! And Black cherry chocolate cake!
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2008 07:59:03 PM »

ive had cake made with mix and a can of soda at a bunch of tupperware parties.  This reminded me of another cake my granny made the other day.  Just get a angel food cake mix and a can of cherry pie filling and mix together and bake.  It was really good.
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2008 01:37:17 PM »

I made spice cake mix with root beer. That was very good. Made cup cakes & just dusted with a mix of powdered sugar & cinnamon. They were very good.

I think Ginger bread with orange might be good too.

My nephews t ball team sells baked goods after each game. I made white cake mix with siarra mist, & a papakge of lime jello. I frosted them with just a little swirl of green tinted vanilla frosting & toped with a sprinkle of green sanding sugar. there colors are green & white. I tihnk the parants would KILL me if I fed the kids mt. dew.

« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2008 07:26:20 PM »

Just last night I made this type of thing - I used a white cake mix and a raspberry dt rite can of soda - Mix 'em together and blend w/a mixer for 2 min (and bake acc to the box or until a toothpick comes out clean) for the moistest, fluffiest, yummiest cake - we topped it w/whipped cream and at it w/a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  YUM!!  I've also done another method w/chocolate cake mix or a brownie mix and a can of pumpkin (I usually add water too so it's not quite so thick) - and you DON'T taste the pumpkin at ALL but it is the moistest most amazing cake (we do cupcakes and top w/ice cream or whipped cream - you can warm them up before topping them too and they're so gooey and amazing) - Absolutely divine...

Next I wanna do a white cake mix w/a dt orange soda for a creamscicle type cake...MMM...

« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2008 07:46:18 PM »

mmmmm all of these suggestions osund so yummy. luckily my friends are as adventurous as i am so we're going to try again. i might use the real from scratch mt. dew recipe. but i really want to try devils food cake with dr. pepper and cherry pie filling. And I still want to try the spice cake with root beer.

iamblessed, my mom uses pumpkin in a lot of her cakes too! SO yummy. But if she REALLY doesn't want the pumpkin taste, she uses baby food prunes instead of her oil and eggs. this is also REALLY good. you would never know there were prunes in our cakes!
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2008 07:49:15 PM »

Cool!!  I am totally going to try this as we have TONS of baby food prunes in our cupboard!!!  YEAH!!  (Why the baby food makers think babies will like prunes, and why parents like me buy them, is beyond me, but yea.)
Thanks for that tip!!

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