My coworker Apryle invented these, and I promised I would make them for her.
This is a soda cake.
I made soda cupcakes once before (Orange Soda Cupcakes), so I was excited to try a new flavor combo.
Chocolate Fudge Cake + a can of Dr. Pepper. That’s it! (Literally – no eggs, water, oil, anything. Just a can of soda.)
Bake em up for 18-20 min at 350*.
For the Cherry Frosting:
1 lb powdered sugar
1 stick (1/2 cup) salted butter
3 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cherry extract
red food coloring
Mix all ingredients until smooth and fluffy. Pipe or spread onto cupcakes.
My brother’s review of Apryle’s cupcake:
“The cherry is almost too overwhelming, but it works with the chocolate cupcake. The Dr. Pepper taste is subtle but it’s definitely there.”
….and Apryle’s review:
“The cherry is really sweet and the Dr. Pepper is subtle, but it was really good!”
If you haven’t heard, you are about to have your mind blown!
With just a box of cake and a can of soda, you can make cake (or cupcakes)!! That’s it, no other ingredients necessary! Okay maybe you need more ingredients if you want frosting, but STILL, this is exciting!
I have seen it with Dr. Pepper, Coke, 7-up… but who loves orange soda? I love orange soda. I do I do I do-ooo! I grew up on it, and I am just fine – so please don’t judge me or my parents for raising me on the single most sugar-filled kind of soda out there – Sunkist! 🙂
I had a 2-liter instead of a can, so I just measured out 12 oz of orange soda and added it to my box cake powder, and mixed until it was combined. I decided to do cupcakes because they are easier to share… and I recently bought these cute little snowflake cupcake liners…
You can see the batter got a slight tint of orange. 🙂
For my frosting I used my regular buttercream recipe, but I substituted all of the milk and vanilla for orange soda. Most of the orange flavor in these came from the frosting. Yumm!
I added a little sugar to the top for a sparkle!
I had the hubby taste one for me so I could get a bitten-into picture.
The cupcake was sooo moist! Craziness I tell you, this soda non-sense. Can you image the possibilities?