Diet Soda Cake

Total Time:
45 min
10 min
35 min

12 servings

  • 1 (18.25-ounce) box moist-style cake mix
  • 1 (12-ounce) can diet soda

Cook's Note: Try this with yellow cake mix and diet cream soda!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk thoroughly and transfer to a baking pan sprayed with nonstick spray; bake in the oven until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. (Refer to cake-mix box for pan size and approximate bake time.)

PER SERVING (1 piece, 1/12th of cake): 171 calories, 3.5g fat, 301mg sodium, 34g carbs, <0.5g fiber, 19g sugars, 1.5g protein

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    Great idea...but you should use real soda or club soda/seltzer water so that you don't get all the artificial sweeteners. You could also use soda with real sugar, not high fructose corn syrup. It would kind of defeat the purpose of it being low calorie, but you could do that for special -special occasions ;)
    agreed! artificial sweeteners do awful things to your body.
    Just saw Sunny Anderson do this on Rachael Ray. Looked delish! Long ago someone made this and I now recall it was do good! Has anyone tried this with Bob's Mill gluten free chocolate cake mix?
    I use 1/4 cup applesauce as a bonding and moisture agent in the mix. If you don't add something else to it, the cake is very messy & crumbly. I use regular 7Up, instead of diet.
    Okay so my mom told me about this cake and i must say...i love eat raw cake batter (i know its a no-no) but when i made it with the diet soda it tasted just as good raw as it did with eggs and oil...i am in love!!!! 
    p.s. I did betty crockers super moist yellow cake + sprite zero
    i know! i could eat raw cake batter all day...even though i'm not supposed to!
    This is extremely unsafe! 
    Diet soda/artificial sweeteners should NOT be heated up. The aspartame can start to turn into formaldehyde and slowly poison and KILL you! 
    Those of you thinking about trying this, please don't!
    I&#39;ve been seeing this Diet Soda Cake all over the internet lately. I am currently doing Weight Watchers, with a good amount of success, but miss sweets. So I decided to try this out. Instead of diet soda, I used seltzer water to avoid the aspartame. I should also say that I am not a huge fan of boxed cake mixes and have never much cared for their flavor. That being said, I was pleasantly surprised by the texture of the cake, which came out very light and fluffy. But the taste is just not good. It tastes really artificial and I could barely finish one cupcake. I&#39;m still intrigued by the idea, though, and might try using seltzer water in a from scratch cake.
    Seltzer would taste like alkasltzer. Uck!!!
    Sounds like a pretty good idea! I try to avoid artificial sweeteners, too. Bob Kluver: I think she meant that it tasted artificial because it's BOXED CAKE MIX, which has so much more artificial stuff than real cake!
    I first find out about this at Weight Watchers about 25 years ago.
    This cake was tasty and I reduced the amount of soda because my cake mix package was a little smaller. I mixed devil's food cake and Dr. Pepper 10.
    Tried this today using chocolate cake mix and diet coke, Great taste, very light. I noticed that the recipe calls for a box of cake mix 18.25oz. I did notice not all cake mixes were 18.25 oz. This may be the reason one posters cake cut messy.
     I will never make a cake using eggs and oil again.
    Excellent flavor and texture, but my cake cut very messy. I think I will bake the cake in individual mini loaf pans next time, to avoid the messy slicing. I used yellow cake mix with peach flavored Fresca. Delicious! Served it with a little powdered sugar, fat-free whipped topping and jarred sliced peaches.
    Sounds really yummy!
    I have been eating this type of cake for years, it is wonderful and easy. My favorite is strawberry cake mix with diet strawberry soda, Vanilla cake mix with diet orange soda and Lemon cake mix with lemon-lime soda with a lemon glaze.
    OMG!!! agree, I will not make a cake with oil and eggs again. I used a diet red rasberry soda with chocolate cake mix. My family raved about it and have no idea it is a swap out version. I'm not telling.
    Amazing! I used club soda with a white cake mix--DELICIOUS!! I may never make a cake with oil and eggs again!!
    Very good and moist. I try it with Strawberry Cake Mix and Diet Lemon-Lime Soda. I'll definitely do it again.
    I"ve only made the pumpkin & choc. cake. I am to excited to try the other receipes. Great discovery.
    Love this cake. My favorite is yellow cake mix with diet lemon-lime soda & I grate lemon zest right into the mix. Delicious!
    The first time I made this was for my son's birthday in addition to a blueberry pie that he always wants. He doesn't like high calorie cake and won't eat it if it has icing on it. There were 6 adults and 3 children to taste test the cake and everyone declared it a winner. It was tasty, moist and everyone was amazed that it was only 2 ingredients. I used a box of Devils Food Cake mix and a can of diet root beer because that is all I had and no icing. We could taste the root beer in the cake and we liked that. More flavor.
     Everyone went home saying they were going to try baking one of these with their own combinations.
     I do plan on trying other combinations,too. Unfortunately, I have found that it is impossible to find diet cream soda in my area. Maybe I'll get my husband to look for some on his next trip to Houston or see if my son can find some in Dallas.
    go to your local grocery store and buy it in the two liter..that is what i had to do just to get some sprite zero... 
    I have been making this for years. I always used a can of seltzer and it came out very sweet with no after taste. I usually dust it with powdered sugar and serve with berries drizzled with balsamic vinegar, yum 
    I'm glad to see Hungry Girl show off this easy recipe, and I appreciated her tip on the show about using club soda instead. I've been making Diet Soda Cake for years; I don't remember the last time I made a boxed cake mix using eggs and oil. The soda method is too easy. My favorite combo is diet cola and chocolate cake mix, or diet orange soda with lemon cake mix; it is good plain, or with a dab of whipped topping. I can't wait to try club soda and see how it turns out; it might be nice avoid the sugar substitutes.
    I've been doing this for the last couple of years (chocolate cake with diet Dr. Pepper is my favorite! and cannot honestly tell the difference in texture between the soda version and the package directions. If you have to have frosting, add a few drops of almond extract to some lite Cool Whip and spread on top. Another great one to try is strawberry cake mix (I think Pillsbury makes it with diet Sprite or 7-up.
    I made this cake and it was so quick and easy, very tasty as well. I found it moist despite not having any eggs or oil. I used chocolate fudge diet soda. I'm making another one of Hungry Girl's cakes tonight, this one gets mixed with canned pumpkin, so far that one smells awesome!
    Nice. Never thought to add zero calories to the cake mix! No egg, no oil, no flavorings. Just calorie free soda.
     I like that each piece comes to about 170 calories. I'm doing Nutrisystem and they provide for two desserts per day. Each dessert is about 170 calories per piece. But each dessert also costs about 2.25 a piece!
     With this cake, I can make twelve dessert sized snacks at 170 calorie a piece. And eat these instead of the Nutrisystems. It's Very cost saving.
     Another benefit about this cake is that I have never come across a FASTER recipe for making a cake then this one. This cake should have been called...Bake-Me-a-Cake-As-Fast-As-You- Can
    It tastes just like a yellow cake should. It doesn't rise like it would if you baked it with all the other ingredients. I will definitely try it again!
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