Picture the scene: you’re having immense cake cravings and have a packet of cake mix just pleading to be baked but you’re out of eggs and oil / your best friend is allergic to eggs / you just can’t be bothered with all the faff. Oh well, no cake for you…
…Wait a minute, do you have a can of Sprite in your fridge? Or maybe Coke or even Dr Pepper? Then you can make a Sprite cake like this!
I don’t usually use packet mixes when baking as I prefer to make cakes from scratch, but when someone from one my my “mummy” groups mentioned Sprite cake, I was so intrigued that I just had to try it out.
All you need is your choice of cake mix (I chose Betty Crocker Devil’s Food Cake), a can of Sprite (or 330ml if your corner shop only sells bottles like mine!), and some icing if you so desire. The instructions on the cake mix will say that you need some eggs, oil and water but you don’t; the Sprite replaces ALL of these ingredients!
Tip the cake mix into a mixing bowl and pour in your Sprite. At first it looks pretty grim, but once you start stirring it looks just like normal cake batter. So far, it looks like cake!
Pour the batter into your baking tins – I like to use three so that my cake has more layers, but you can just use two like the cake mix packet suggests. Then bake according to the packet instructions. Yep, it’s looking very much like cake!
Once the cake has cooled, assemble the layers with your choice of filling and absolutely smother your cake in icing. I used Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge Icing for both the filling and topping. Ta-dah! You have made yourself a cake!
“So it looks like cake but does it taste like cake, Sian?” I hear you cry. Oh my goodness, YES! It is the yummiest, moistest cake I have had in a long time but is also so light and fluffy. It’s divine. And that’s why I had to tell you about it. You NEED to give this a go!
I’ve been told that this works with Coke and Dr Pepper but I have only tried with Sprite!