Friday, August 12, 2016

Soda Cake by Cindy Flores Martinez

For a while now, I’ve seen recipes going around on the internet for Soda Cake in which you mix a can of soda and a box of cake mix to make a cake. It sounded too good to be true, but I decided to try it, and I took pictures so that I could share the results with you.

I have to admit, I was skeptical when I first saw the Soda Cake recipe. I’ve tried so many recipes that use substitutes, and they usually turn out awful. I thought there was no way a cake would turn out okay with just a can of soda and not the other ingredients that the directions call for.

For my experiment, I chose a box of lemon cake mix and ginger ale. I decided to use half the mix from the box because I didn’t want to have a whole cake lying around, especially if it wasn’t edible. I also used half the amount of ginger ale.

Original Ingredients
1 box lemon cake mix
12 ounce can ginger ale

After emptying the cake mix in a bowl, I poured the soda over it, and it started fizzing up a storm. When it settled down, I stirred the mixture until it resembled cake batter and then poured it into a glass pan with non-stick spray.

Afterwards, I placed it in the oven, which was preheated, and baked it for 28 minutes according to the directions on the box. By the way, I read that 15 minutes works best for some ovens.

The end result surprised me. It was a cake, and it was delicious. I liked it better than the regular kind. And I discovered that people have been baking cakes like this for years. I’m glad I finally caught on.

Have you tried baking a Soda Cake? What’s your favorite flavor? I hear the orange flavor is the best. I plan to try it one of these days, after I bake the other half of the cake mix that I still have left over.

Cindy Flores Martinez is an Amazon bestselling Spanish romance author. She writes sweet romantic comedy and inspirational romance. She has an MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Screenwriting. Her debut novel, Mail-Order Groom, started out as a screenplay and movie project, which she shopped around Hollywood, New York, and other parts of the world. You can learn more about her at


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    1. You definitely have to try it. It's delicious. And there are so many different flavor combinations suggested online. I found someone who used root beer and vanilla cake mix to create a root beer float flavor.

  2. Soda cake is also a popular weight watcher recipe. Just use any can of diet soda.

    1. I forgot to mention that in the blog post. I read that too. Using a can of diet soda cuts down on the calories even more.

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    1. I thought the same thing when I first heard about it. I am so glad I found this way of making a cake.