Soda Pop In Cake?

Baking By kupcakekingdom Updated 31 Jul 2010 , 6:19pm by Babs1964

kupcakekingdom Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 6:46pm
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I recently heard that some cake bakers use soda in their cakes to substitute other ingredients. Does anyone know how this works and what can be substituted? icon_biggrin.gif

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Pacific Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 6:55pm
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Yes you can sub sugar free pop for the liquid as it gives great flavours. So far I have used Cream Soda, Root Beer, and Organge.

tracey1970 Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 7:24pm
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I have made a Coke cake - the recipe is on the Coke website. It's a very dense cake but tasty. The primary liquid ingredient is Coke.

kansaslaura Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 7:44pm
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That's a trick to lower calories and fat in a cake as well--I think I first heard of that at Weight Watchers.

grandmaruth Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 8:30pm
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Just to be sure...it replaces only the water and oil? Not the eggs?

mamawrobin Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 9:27pm
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I use Sprite in my lemon cake. Not to save calories though.

KHalstead Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 9:31pm
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I've made a lemon cake w/ just a can of diet sprite.....no other liquids, oil, or eggs added....just one 12 oz. can of sprite zero and that's it! It baked up perfectly and tasted delicious!!

jlkallred Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 9:52pm
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Check out the forum, Help! Gourmet Flavors???? They talk about using all sorts of liquids in the recipes....

Lcubed82 Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 9:54pm
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This is highly touted by my Weight Watchers leader- mix plus 12oz diet soda. I've never tried it, but those who have love it.

MalibuBakinBarbie Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 9:54pm
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I have used Dr. Pepper (cherry flavored cola) in a chocolate cake. Dee-lish! icon_razz.gif

DeezTreatz Posted 31 Jul 2010 , 2:07am
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Would creme soda make the cake pink? And same with grape soda?
And taste like the pop i'm using? Mmmm lol

kansaslaura Posted 31 Jul 2010 , 3:21am
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Originally Posted by Deezdelights

Would creme soda make the cake pink? And same with grape soda?
And taste like the pop i'm using? Mmmm lol




It all depends on the combination of cake mix and soda flavor you use. I've made one using a white cake and an orange soda.. yum!

And yep.. it's just a can of soda and a cake mix--NOTHING else.

DeezTreatz Posted 31 Jul 2010 , 4:07am
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ahhmazing! I'll try it with a white cake mix!
Figures I have every mix but white! They had a sale. icon_razz.gif

I think I might have to do this tomorrow!
Do I bake it for the same time as I normally would?

kansaslaura Posted 31 Jul 2010 , 7:46am
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It's been a long time since I made one, but you probably bake it as usual. I'd think I'd check it about 10 min sooner just to be on the safe side.. since no oil or eggs.

MichaelTV Posted 31 Jul 2010 , 1:27pm
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I am a ballet dancer and the girls are always trying to cut back on something. So they make a fresca cake one cake mix one fresca- mix,bake,done actually cant tell at all taste just like box cake

DeezTreatz Posted 31 Jul 2010 , 6:04pm
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This would be good for vegans as well - make an non-dairy icing!
I keep reading about strawberry pop - I don't think Canada sells this.
So creme soda will have to do - and some strawberries with vanilla icing..

MMm

Babs1964 Posted 31 Jul 2010 , 6:19pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Deezdelights

This would be good for vegans as well - make an non-dairy icing!
I keep reading about strawberry pop - I don't think Canada sells this.
So creme soda will have to do - and some strawberries with vanilla icing..

MMm



I wonder if there is still any Pic-a-Pop places left they used to have strawberry I think. I know Co-op brand drinks sell Black Cherry, think I'll have to try this!

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