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    Unhappy Question about cake with soda only

    Has anyone tried this recipe? I made it and I have a pie instead of a cake. It didn't rise at all.

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    I've made it and it rose just the same as a normal cake.

    To check .... did you ?????
    * use a double layer cake mix?
    * add nothing but one can of soda?
    * mixed, and baked according to the time and temperature on the box?
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    The recipe I have says you have to use diet soda.

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    I have made this cake quite often. I used regular and diet sodas. I even used the flavored sparkling water at Wal-Mart since it is sugar free and it wont give you gross colors. Are you located in a high altitude area? Did you use only 12 oz of soda and one regular box of cake mix? Was the soda fresh (i.e. not flat)? Did you bake the cake in an odd shaped pan (usually wont effect things but you never know).

    some of my favorite flavors to make were to use the strawberry flavored carbonated water and mix it with the chocolate cake or a strawberry cake mix. Also the cherry Dr Pepper is excellent with the chocolate cake. Kiwi Strawberry carbonated water with the strawberry cake or even the white cake mix is good. ALL the flavors with a white cake is nice (I especially liked the Peach flavored water with the white cake mix). And ginger ale with a spice cake is interesting as well.

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    okay, i have been playing with this recipe and this is the best one I've ever made
    1-one box of chocolate cake mix
    2-one egg
    3-one whole banana smashed
    4-one can of chocolate soda
    5-lite chocolate gauche use fat free 1/2 + 1/2 to make use 1 cup of chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of 1/2 + 1/2
    look up how to make ganache and follow use this recipe
    make the cake like always, it's goooood!!!!!!!!
    let me know if anyone makes it. Oh! it's father's day make it then

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    Quote Originally Posted by tesspug View Post
    The recipe I have says you have to use diet soda.
    It doesn't matter if you use diet or regular.
    Often times this is seen as a "diet" recipe ... thus why the sugar free soda suggestion.

    It works fine with either sugar free or regular with sugar soda.

    Any flavour of cake mix and soda is possible ... it's really a matter of what you want!
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    I have made this cake lots of times with regular and diet soda, comes out perfect everytime, just add soda to cake mix, nothing else. I would give it another try, something could of been wrong witht he soda

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    I have made it numerous times and we love it. I use all different flavors of soda with different cake mixes. Was your cake mix outdated? I found one in the back of my cupboard that was REALLY,REALLY outdated and it didn't rise. YOu can also make the cake with a can of pumpkin. It makes a heavier cake somewhat like a pound cake. Our favorite for the pumpkin is a yellow cake and I add cinnamon, nutmeg and a little clove or allspice to make a spice cake. Also good in chocolate cake mix. I am getting hungry just thinking about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duckydo View Post
    I have made this cake lots of times with regular and diet soda, comes out perfect everytime, just add soda to cake mix, nothing else. I would give it another try, something could of been wrong witht he soda
    I have never heard of this....can't wait to try it...12 oz. soda only??? and one cake mix...
    Retired and living in NE Michigan

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaR View Post
    I have never heard of this....can't wait to try it...12 oz. soda only??? and one cake mix...
    Yes ... one can of soda (10 oz. here in Canada ... are the USA one's 12 oz.?) and one layer cake mix.
    That's it ... that's all!

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    I was wanting to make this, but not sure if it would turn out .. now I have to make it ! I am so very curious ..
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    I just made this yesterday....with chocolate fudge cake mix and a diet soda. Turned out just fine and quite yummy. I am thinking the amount of time spent mixing it might make a difference. I did it just as the instructions on the cake box suggested......lots of beating....

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    I used regular white cake mix and 12 oz. of Weight Watchers cherry flavored cola. I cooked it in a bundt pan and nothing, flat as a pancake. Maybe it was the silicone pan I cooked it in?

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    I've never tried this but the girls in Weight Watcher's were telling me about it. I just wanted to add my 2 cents and would think the problem is the cake mix, if it's outdated the baking soda/powder may not be good. Anyways, I love the recipe ideas on here and it alway inspires me to try something new.

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    I have eaten this cake and it was very good (chocolate with Coke) My friend says the soda must be room temperature
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    it could be the silicone pan as they do not transfer the heat like metal or glass pans and sometimes the baked goods doesn't rise or cook all the way thru.

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    sorry about the bad "english" - baked goods don't rise as they should.

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    I use silicone pans for baking, but have never found a significant difference in how they bake but I have never made a cake with a mix so couldn't guess what went wrong.

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