Sprite Cake

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!

devils food sprite cake

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!

sprite cake

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!

how to make sprite cakemaking cake with no eggs

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!

eggless cakeeggfree 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!

chocolate fudge sprite cake egglessegg free chocolate fudge 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!

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I’ve been told that this works with Coke and Dr Pepper but I have only tried with Sprite!

21 comments

  1. Okay I'm sold, I need to try this for sure! And it looks so quick & easy, that's my kind of recipe haha!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  2. Interesting insight experiment(I agree it's worth trying, it was a fairy cake mix that got us started domestically(I'm a grocer's daughter like the iron lady); Iwas only a wee primary kiddo that love to bake / cook & create so it would be going back to my roots& memory lane(ideal for xmas)!

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    1. I didn't expect it to work at all! xx

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  3. I'd never have thought of using Sprite or anything like that for cake but I'm definitely trying this, it looks delicious! xx

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    1. It's so weird but totally works! xx

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  4. I will definitely give this a go! I'm not much of a baker but this sounds easy! Thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas :) xx

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  5. wot?? never heard of this before. I need to try this recipe, looks so yummy…. I was actually looking for ideas for a boxing day menu - Thank you! :) xx

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  6. So random! I love this, and may give it a go very soon! x

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    1. It really is so random, but honestly it is great! xx

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  7. Oh my goodness no way! This is pure genius...what a brilliant idea, it looks amazing!

    Katie x
    http://www.missenchanting.co.uk/

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    1. I wish I could say that I was the genius that came up with the idea ;) xx

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  8. Who discovers stuff like this? That's crazy! I need to try it! Xo

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    1. I don't know, but I'm glad they did! haha xx

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  9. Oh wow, this sounds amazing!

    But seriously, who ever went - I know what's a good idea, Sprite in a cake! Absolutely bonkers, but it looks amazing x

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  10. Amazing! I will be trying this immediately! x

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