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January 14, 2011 3:57 PM
I recently heard that you can mix diet soda into cake mix in place of eggs and oil. Has anybody tried this? How does it taste and how do you know the calorie content?
  3574600
January 14, 2011 4:02 PM
It is better than the regular way. The only problem that I found is that it can make the cake too moist to make a layer cake but I tried this years ago and have never made it the regular way again. Now they have icing made with splenda which helps save even more calories.
  3747461
January 14, 2011 4:04 PM
OMG! Tell me more about this! Do you mean you use a box of cake mix and instead of oil and egg you add a can of soda?

Increds!!
January 14, 2011 4:05 PM
I've never tried it, but I posted this awhile back:

I came across this link and thought some of you may appreciate it as much as I do. I'm a vegetarian and although I will eat certain foods with eggs cooked in them, I will NOT personally make anything that requires eggs. Now, I can still make it, but use the egg substitute. SO excited!!


http://chefinyou.com/egg-substitutes-cooking



I kept up with the calories by entering everythng like a brand new recipe
  2824055
January 14, 2011 4:05 PM
Apparently there are more than a dozen different cake mix and soda combinations available on the net.
  2797244
January 14, 2011 4:05 PM
I also love it! We make cupcakes that way all the time. The kids never know the difference. I make a meringue icing with the Ideal sugar to cut the calories and fat way down. Just google any meringue icing recipe and change the sugars out. Its very good. :) It still has a lot of carbs but it helps.
  2122512
January 14, 2011 4:07 PM
I have done it and I think they taste the same. If you are making a white or vanilla cake use a light colored diet soda if you are making a chocolate cake use a dark colored diet soda.
  2256335
January 14, 2011 4:10 PM
I tried the strawberry cake with diet sprite. The calorie content can be figuered by multiplying per serving calories times the number of servings in the box of mix because the diet soda has 0. For instance my chocolate says 1/12 of package is 170 calories. 170 x 12 servings = 2040. So if you fixed the cake and cut it into 12 pcs you would have 170 calories each slice But if you made cupcakes out of the whole box and you had 24 cupcakes you would only have 85 calories because 2040 divided by 24 is 85. You could also have bigger slices but your calories would have to be figured for that also. I am trying this chocolate one tomorrow with diet coke in it. You can do Orange or strawberry with diet sprite or chocolate with diet coke. The strawberry was great. You can spray the baking pan with spray with no calories and then no eggs or oil needed just diet drink, 1 can or 12 oz
  2793411
January 14, 2011 4:15 PM
My best friend does it all the time..she uses diet soda to save extra calories. it's always moist and delicious..you can never tell!! =D
January 14, 2011 4:21 PM
Woo-hoo!! Can't wait to try it. Do you know of any cake mixes made with splenda instead of sugar? That would decrease the calories even more. I think I want to try pineapple cake mix with diet sprite first then make a bunch of little cupcakes that I can freeze and eat whenever I want. Thank you everybody for your thoughts and ideas! flowerforyou
  3574600
January 14, 2011 5:07 PM
I'm actually making some tomorrow...diet coke chocolate cupcakes and a great peanut butter icing recipe. I can't wait to try it. I've made the cupcakes before, but not the icing!!
January 14, 2011 5:18 PM
Here is another variation that my boss used to make at work. She used chocolate cake with diet cherry coke and mixed some diced cherries into the batter before baking. We've also made orange and strawberry versions of this and it's FANTASTIC!! The WW version of this calls for 3 TBSP of applesauce in the mix but I've never done that with this recipe and it works fine.

Diet Soda Jello Cake
12 Servings

1 (18 1/4 ounce) box cake mix (any flavor)
1 (1/3 ounce) box sugar-free jello (any flavor)
1 (12 ounce) can diet soda
8 ounces fat-free whipped topping (typically half of the container)

Directions:
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 3 1/4 hrs

1 Mix cake mix with diet soda, mix until well blended.
2 Pour batter into desired pan (I use 13x9).
3 Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes until done.
4 Cool cake and then poke holes in cake with knife or fork approximately one inch apart.
5 Prepare jello as directed (typically this uses 2 cups of water, 1 boiling 1 cold).
6 Pour jello over cake evenly.
7 Place cake in refrigerator for 1-2 hours until cooled.
8 Frost with cool-whip and enjoy!
  2487253
January 14, 2011 6:22 PM
Ooh the jello cake sounds yummy!!!
  3574600
January 14, 2011 6:24 PM
I have done it and loved it! You figure the calories with the dry mix calories (on box) and diet pop (0). I've used diet cherry 7-up with a confetti mix and diet coke with a chocolate cake. It is great!
January 14, 2011 6:25 PM
QUOTE:

I tried the strawberry cake with diet sprite. The calorie content can be figuered by multiplying per serving calories times the number of servings in the box of mix because the diet soda has 0. For instance my chocolate says 1/12 of package is 170 calories. 170 x 12 servings = 2040. So if you fixed the cake and cut it into 12 pcs you would have 170 calories each slice But if you made cupcakes out of the whole box and you had 24 cupcakes you would only have 85 calories because 2040 divided by 24 is 85. You could also have bigger slices but your calories would have to be figured for that also. I am trying this chocolate one tomorrow with diet coke in it. You can do Orange or strawberry with diet sprite or chocolate with diet coke. The strawberry was great. You can spray the baking pan with spray with no calories and then no eggs or oil needed just diet drink, 1 can or 12 oz


It may even be less than that because if it says "as prepared" it is including the oil and
eggs in the nutritional info!
Edited by javamom On January 14, 2011 6:25 PM
January 14, 2011 6:31 PM
QUOTE:

I tried the strawberry cake with diet sprite. The calorie content can be figuered by multiplying per serving calories times the number of servings in the box of mix because the diet soda has 0. For instance my chocolate says 1/12 of package is 170 calories. 170 x 12 servings = 2040. So if you fixed the cake and cut it into 12 pcs you would have 170 calories each slice But if you made cupcakes out of the whole box and you had 24 cupcakes you would only have 85 calories because 2040 divided by 24 is 85. You could also have bigger slices but your calories would have to be figured for that also. I am trying this chocolate one tomorrow with diet coke in it. You can do Orange or strawberry with diet sprite or chocolate with diet coke. The strawberry was great. You can spray the baking pan with spray with no calories and then no eggs or oil needed just diet drink, 1 can or 12 oz


Thank you so much for all of the useful information!
  3574600
January 14, 2011 6:46 PM
yummy... a Must try. ESPECIALLY Chocolate cake!
  3518537
January 14, 2011 6:50 PM
Love it! A good combination is chocolate with Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper or diet cheerwine!
  2934413
January 15, 2011 8:01 AM
Yesterday I made Devil's Food & Diet Rootbeer Cupcakes. They were pretty tasty! Although they don't REALLY taste like Rootbeer. Nice and moist inside...I opted to use 2 egg whites as recommended by a website I found. Helps keep the cake intact.
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January 15, 2011 8:39 AM
It def works, but I actually like the texture better using applesauce instead of soda. It's just your preference, but either way it's a great substitution. I just like to feel like I'm getting some fruit, lol. :)

They do make reduced sugar icing, but you can also use sugar free cool whip on top of a cupcake and it tastes amazing.
  1019382
January 15, 2011 8:47 AM
I have used diet soda in the recipe before and I thought it was pretty good.

My husband made brownies with strawberry yogurt instead of oil the other night and they were great! Maybe yogurt would do better than diet soda.
January 15, 2011 9:39 AM
Bump!
  2169633
January 15, 2011 9:49 AM
I love cakes! Really do! I will try this recipe and then post here the pictures! :) Thanks! glasses
  3094700
January 15, 2011 9:49 AM
I love cakes! Really do! I will try this recipe and then post here the pictures! :) Thanks! glasses
  3094700
January 15, 2011 6:26 PM
QUOTE:

Yesterday I made Devil's Food & Diet Rootbeer Cupcakes. They were pretty tasty! Although they don't REALLY taste like Rootbeer. Nice and moist inside...I opted to use 2 egg whites as recommended by a website I found. Helps keep the cake intact.


Nice tip!! Thanks!
  2122512

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