Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Cake Technique

My husband was out of town on Father's Day, so I spent it at a potluck with a friend and her extended family. One of the desserts served was a spice cake. I commented on how good it was and asked the girl who made it (I don't even know her name) if she made it from scratch and she said "No, it's a box mix with Diet Coke." Diet Coke? What do you mean? She replaced the oil, eggs, and water with Diet Coke and it turned out great!

So here's the deal:
Substitute a can (or cup and a half) of diet soda for the wet ingredients for a cake mix (I'm not sure it works too well with butter recipes) and it turns out just as good as normal, without the added fat and cholesterol of oil and eggs. Use darker sodas (Coke, Dr. Pepper, etc.) for darker cakes like chocolate and lighter sodas (Sprite, Fresca, etc.) for lighter cakes like yellow.

I made this lemon cake with Sprite Zero.


Trent and Amelia said...

that is so good to know! I can't wait to try this recipe too (I think I say that about all of your recipes)

caitlinhart said...

that is so crazy! like seriously... what??? I love it!

Janae said...

I am going to try this. I have heard of it before. Ali, have you ever tried missing canned pumpkin with Brownie mix. It too replaces all the eggs and oils and makes them healthier for you. You can also mix pumpkin with chocolate cake mixes.