Recipe: Easy Soda Cupcakes


Sometimes we need to bake desserts in a pinch. Maybe you have a last-minute party to attend, or you want to surprise family or coworkers with a little treat. If you have a box of cake mix and a can of soda on hand, you are well on your way! Making soda cupcakes is ridiculously easy. You can experiment with different cake and soda flavors, too. A good general rule is to use clear soda with yellow cake mixes, and dark soda (like cola and root beer) with chocolate cake mixes.


  • 1 box cake mix, any flavor
  • 1 can room temperature soda, any flavor


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°
  2. Line muffin pan with liners.
  3. In a medium bowl combine your soda and cake mix, stirring with a whisk until most of the lumps are gone.
  4. Fill each liner ½-2/3 full of batter.
  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes until cupcakes are springy and toothpicks comes out clean.
  6. Let cool completely before frosting.


You can use any flavor combination you would like. Coke or Dr. Pepper would be great in a chocolate cake mix. Orange Soda, Mountain Dew, Sprite, Root Beer would all be fun to try too.


This recipe was borrowed from