Dec 1, 2008

Diet Soda Cake





That's right, not a typo. I believe it was the smart folks at Weight Watchers who figured out you can make any box cake low in points, simply by replacing the oil and eggs with diet soda. Sounds strange and I have always been curious about this. Today I decided to give it a shot.

I used Stewart's Diet Cream Soda with a Betty Crocker Super Moist Cake Mix. I also used two egg whites to make the cake fluffier. Wow, what a delicious low fat, low point cake. I topped mine with some fat free whipped cream. Here's the recipe. Making cupcakes is probably your best option for better portion control and lower points. Keep in mind, 2 cupcakes would be 5 points. Points might vary depending on the brand of cake mix.

Diet Soda Cake
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 12 pieces Serving Size: 1 slice Old Points: 4 pts Points+: 5 pts

Diet Soda Cupcakes
Servings: 24 Serving Size: 1 cupcake Old Points: 2 pts Points+: 2 pts
  • 1 dry box cake, any flavor
  • 10 oz diet soda, any flavor
  • 2 egg whites
  • Baking spray
Preheat oven according to box directions. Spray 9 x 13 pan.

Beat cake mix, diet soda and egg whites. Pour into pan.

Bake as directed on box, or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted.

Let cake cool about 10 minutes before cutting. Cut into 12 pieces. Top with fat free whipped cream if you wish.

190 comments :

  1. You made that look so pretty! I have never tried that recipe - I like the cupcake idea!

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    1. i used diet coke once and then someone told me that aspertame, which is found in diet sodas, the chemical changes when it's heated, so from now on i just use regular soda and cake mix and everyone has said they love the cupcakes because they are so moist.

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    2. Yes, this is true! I am studying food science and while aspartame is generally acknowledged as "safe" to a certain degree in the food industry, the compound is not considered suitable for baking as it is very unstable at high temperatures. Above about 86 degrees Farenheit, it breaks down into aspartate (an amino acid) phenylalanine (another amino acid) and methanol (alcohol, the kind found in beer, vodka, etc). While this breakdown naturally occurs in the small intestine upon metabolism of aspartame, having this breakdown occur in food prior to consumption defeats the purpose of using it as a sweetener -- methanol, aspartate and phenylalanine don't taste sweet! So while you won't get sick from heating aspartame or using it in baking, your final product will not taste sweeter, as intended.

      There should be enough sugar in the cake mix to make the cake taste sweet enough without the effect of aspartame, so if you are looking to cut calories, I would recommend using seltzer water. It's essentially the same as using the diet soda, except without any added ingredients or flavors.

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  2. Yummy that looks so good Gina, and yes I thought it was a typo, lol! Happy Tuesday.

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  3. I made this for my hubby's bday party. It was very good and got great reviews. It does not rise as much as a reg cake, and it is a little denser. I also made it a 'poke cake', poke holes in the cake w/ a fork and pour sugar free pudding over it, then chill. Was yummy!
    Gabbie

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  4. Hi, I love the look of this cake (and your blog) but I was wondering if you knew what a UK equivalent of the Diet Soda would be?

    Thanks,

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  5. Rosie, that would be 300ml of diet soda. 1 oz= 30ml here in the states.

    Why would 12 cupcakes be a different point value than 12 cut cake pieces though? That doesn't make sense.

    so far, I've loved checking out your blog....good recipes to try.

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  6. Hi Jess,
    According to most cake mix directions, 1 box of cake yields 24 cupcakes. So the points for each cupcake would be half.

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  7. This works like magic. A lot of people can't tell the difference between this and a full fat cake.

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  8. I cant wait to try this,any suggestions for cake and soda combo ?

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  9. I personally like using Stewart's Diet Cream Soda because it has a vanilla taste that you would normally bake with. You can really experiment though, Cherry Coke with chocolate cake, Orange Soda with white cake, Sprite with white cake.

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  10. I believe "Poke Cake" uses JELLO gelatin - NOT pudding!!

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    1. It depends on the kind you make. If you make an Oreo poke cake you use pudding not jello.

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  11. Could you use this with a homemade cake recipe?

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  12. Could you use this with an actual cake recipe?

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  13. Yes you can make these into cupcakes. I personally have not, let me know how they come out.

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  14. so would 2 cupcakes be 3.5 points then?

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  15. I made these cupcakes today, I used Betty Crocker Super Moist Choc Fudge cake mix and Vess Diet Cream Soda.. they are amazing!

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  16. I made this today. I can't believe how good it is! I topped it with fat free Cool Whip. So good!!!

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  17. Oh my yum!! These are so good. I'm wondering if you could use crystal light instead of soda? Does it require the carbonation or is it just the amount of liquid? I think I may try that.

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  18. @Kim, not sure?? I think the carbonation might have something to do with it.

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  19. I have a list of cake flavors/soda flavors that were passed around at the WW meeting I go to. Our favorite so far is the cherry coke zero with devils food cake... MMMM. I cut up some strawberries and let them emulcify (spelling) in some sweet and low for a few hours before I use them as garnish.

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  20. @Kristine, I haven't tried that combo yet! Sounds good, I'll have to give it a try next time I have a sweet tooth.

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  21. My friend uses 1/2 of the box cake mix and 1/2 of the soda so she doesn't have too much temptation even though they are lower in calories. Uses a 9x9" pan. Sounds like a good idea to me.

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    1. Well, she could make the whole recipe and either freeze them or treat the people @ her work, church, neighbors, family, ect..

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  22. For a lemon "cake" sensation, try layering 4 reduced-fat Nabisco vanilla wafers with 1/2 container (3 oz) of Dannon Light and Fit Lemon Chiffon yogurt in to a small ramekin and refrigerate it, covered, overnight. I believe it's 1.5 pts. Peach is great, too!

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  23. I'll have to try that, great idea! Thanks for the lemon "cake" recipe!

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  24. I can't wait to try this one. Who would have thought Diet Soda. I like the cream soda flavor so i'm gonna try this one. Thanks for all of your great recipes. It makes counting points so much easier.

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  25. Gina, i made the cupcakes instead. They just came out of the oven. I used Betty Crocker white deluxe cake mix, 2 egg whites, diet A&W Rootbeer and 1 tsp vanilla.

    Frosting will be ff cream cheese, 2 tsp sugar, 1 tsp vanilla and 1/2 c pumpkin left over from Thanksgiving. Points per cupcake with frosting (about 1 tablespoon 2 points. I hope the frosting tastes ok with the pumpkin. Something different I guess.

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  26. I love pumpkin cream cheese frosting. I'm sure it was good!

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  27. I just discovered your website, and I am so excited to try some of your recipes! I just tried this recipe, but I left out the eggs and used a full 12oz can of diet coke due to that my son is allergic to egg whites. It is so moist and yummy! I really love it! I had never heard of doing this, so thank you so much for sharing!

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  28. You're welcome! Hard to believe it works the first time you make it!!

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  29. why are the cupcakes only 1.75 points as opposed to 3.5 for the cake

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  30. Because the cake is 12 servings, the cupcakes are smaller, you get 24.

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  31. Loved this cake. It was very moist. I just used what I had on hand though and the combination was not very good. I used yellow cake and diet cherry pepsi. Not good...I used only one egg white and the cake was still very fluffy. Amazing how moist it was. The pepsi would be good if it would have been chocolate cake. I can't wait to try the cream soda next time.
    Thanks, Carla

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  32. Youre welcome. Not bad for fat free using simple ingredients!

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  33. hi gina..i wanted to try this recipe.when u say diet soda, could i use coca cola light ? am in italy and the names differ :( love ur site !! just started WW and your site helps me so much :) hats off to you ♥

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  34. how funny! yes, that would work fine! glad you are visiting all the way from Italy! The world is so small with the internet, isn't it!

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  35. hi Gina, thanks for ur reply. didn't think i would get a reply so soon =) yeah..almost 10 years in Italy now, but am an Indian! The world is small!! u got that right ;)have a nice day..

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  36. Ha! It really is! I love Indian food! Can you find it in Italy?

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  37. mmm! I made this with Duncan Hines Extra Moist "Yellow" cake mix and Diet 7up. The only hard part is not eating the entire batch!!

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  38. I just made a yellow cake with diet Orange Crush and it is delicious. Love the suggestions!

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  39. the possibilities are endless!

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  40. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMAZING!!!!!
    I made cupcakes and just did the cake mix with 1 full can of deit soda and they were light and fluffy and MMMmmmm soooo good!!!!
    You can imagine the look on peoples faces at work when they heard it was made with diet soda but it didn't take long for them to fall in love with them. Everyone was throwing ideas around on mix/soda combinations.
    They're cheap, easy to make and well worth the points!!!!!!!!!

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  41. Red velvet cake mix with cream soda is a great combination! Still amazes me that they work!

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  42. Yeah, we do find indian restaurants here..but not a lot though. I prepare them at home :o) !! LOVE YOUR SITE !! way to go Gina !!!! t

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  43. I just made these with devils food cake mix and a diet ginger ale.
    Knock-your-hat-off-Awesome!
    I will post my adaptation this week and link to you.
    thanks~ Sandi

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  44. I just made this tonight...but didn't let it cool enough so it was a little crumbly. But very very yummy. I used Devils Food Cake & Diet Dr. Pepper (cause that's what I had). Topped with a drizzle of Hershey's Chocolate Sauce. YUM!

    They mentioned this recipe at this weeks meeting but they omit the eggs. I liked the idea that the egg whites make it a rise a bit more. This one is a keeper.

    Thanks again for sharing your recipes...love everything I've tried.

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  45. Yeah, you don't need the egg whites, but I like them to make the cake fluffier. It really doesn't effect the points.

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  46. OMG! I totally LooOoved this recipe!
    Is completely great! Thnks for posting it!
    I made cupcakes yesterday & I must admit, i thought they'll taste bad; but, I actually loved them! delicioous recipe.. plus, i would add 1/4 cup of sifted cocoa for an extra yummy-flavor! LOL

    Loving all your recipes♥
    Anna

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  47. I have a Butter Pecan cake cooking right now for Mother's Day. I hope it's good! I am making the low-fat cream cheese frosting to top it! Can you tell I am excited to taste it!

    Thanks for this great recipe Gina :-)

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  48. I'm making this today for my boyfriends 21st birthday. We're both on WW but still wanted a cake for him. I'll be making spice cake with low fat cream cheese frosting. Can't wait to try it!! I'll be surprising him at work with the cupcakes for him and his coworkers!

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  49. Do you know of these cupcakes would freeze well? I really don't need to eat 24! ha

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    1. I have frozen some and they turned out just fine, but i didn't use egg whites in my recipe. I don't know if that would make a difference. Also, I use 1 1/2 cups of soda instead of using egg whites. The results are the same.

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  50. Good question! I'm not sure! I usually give them away or make them when I have a party.

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  51. Hey there! I don't like cream soda or cherry coke very much. Does the cake taste much like it if you use those flavors? Or are they subtle hints?

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  52. @Kay, it's a subtle hint of flavor but you could use any diet soda you like, Dr Pepper, Sprite, you name it.

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  53. Anyone tried lemon cake mix with diet orange Sunkist? Thats what I have on hand and think I will give it a try.

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  54. made this with diet cream soda and chocolate cake mix, i put almost the whole batter in to just 12 cup cakes, very big! it actually made 13 cupcakes so when i divided the points my big cupcakes were 3 points each. it was good, but i would probably only make this for a party or if people were coming over, i only made 12 cupcakes and we have 9 left that i have no idea what do do with, ill probably eat 2 more but still!

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  55. I give them away to my neighbors and friends. They love me for it!

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  56. I have made these before with out the eggs. Just soda and cake mix. It is moister so bake time needs to be watched. Over all my whole family loved it. This is the ONLY way to make cake. Cream Soda and White or Vanilla Cake is really good. Dr Pepper and Chocolate is for the chocolate lovers. Thanks for your web page.

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  57. My aunt made one of these...except she used club soda instead of the diet soda because of the chemicals that are emitted when you heat sugar substitutes. It was extremely delicious...she topped it with the light whipped cream and some fresh sliced strawberries. Soooooo good!

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  58. Seltzer! What a great idea!

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  59. I just made this cake with chocolate and diet Dr. Pepper and it taste great. It's on the dry side any ideas on how to make this cake a little bit moist? I cooked it for 18 minutes. Would cooking less help?

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  60. @Amy, yes, maybe cooking it for less time. It's not going to be as moist as if you used all the oil or butter that normally go into the cake so keep that in mind.

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  61. Every time I make a cake like this I only put the diet soda in, no egg whites and I have never had a problem with it not being fluffy or dry. The only thing you need to watch out for is to store it in the refrigerator because it mildews quickly if you don't.

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  62. I did this for my Daughters birthday party and no one could tell the difference :)

    :)

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  63. I made this with Chocolate Devil's Food and Diet 7Up. It is awesome and I love cake. I think next time I might try the Diet Ginger Ale that sounds wonderful. Thanks again!

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  64. does the 3.5 points count the fat free whip cream? i think ff whip cream is like a half a point per serving...(not positive!)

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  65. Has anyone tried making this cake in layers?

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  66. Brittney G.7/20/10, 6:46 PM

    Thank you so much for this recipe! I make it all the time to rave reviews...no one can tell its low fat! Its fantastic!

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  67. Love this recipe! I also heard you can mix FF Cool whip and sugar free instant pudding for a low point frosting!

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  68. Hi Gina,

    I recently found yout blog and am enjoying all th wonderful possibilities for tasty meals :)

    I have a question regarding the cake. I don't like the aftertaste of artificial sweeteners, is it noticeable in the cake?

    Thanks for being so generous with your recipes :)

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  69. Gina - sister you just MADE MY DAY, i am going to die of happiness, I do love me a little cake and have not had any since I started weight watchers! step aside people, cake here I come!

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  70. @Sharon - I'm not really sure, I guess it depends which soda you use.

    @Gail- Just don't eat too many pieces!!

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  71. Making this tonight for a party tomorrow--going to try red velvet with diet cream soda and then, making your cream cheese frosting. Yum! Can't wait!

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  72. They stuck horribly to the cupcake liners. I even sprayed them with PAM. Any ideas?

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  73. have you ever tried the pumpkin cupcakes like this? 1 can of pumpkin and either spice cake mix or yellow cake? There is a whole list of ways to do it and what to add I am trying the yellow cake mix with 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg and 1/4 tsp each of cloves and and ginger. I added 2 egg whites just to "fluff" it up a bit. Going to make those with your cream cheese frosting today! They are only 2 pts each 3 with the frosting!

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  74. This is the first recipe I've tried of Gina's. Since it's just my husband and I , we weighed and used half of a strawberry cake mix. We used 5 oz of diet cream soda (store brand) and 1 egg white. It made 11 cupcakes, so we rounded it up to 2 points each. Topped it off with fat free cool whip. This was a delicious dessert! My mom is on Weight Watchers and my dad is diabetic, so this is a perfect treat for all of us! Thank you so much!

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  75. Gina,

    Just found this in response to your Pumpkin Muffin WW Recipe...

    # 1 (18 ounce) box spice cake mix
    # 15 ounces pumpkin
    # 1 cup water

    Found it on Food.com

    These sound great, I'm gonna try them soon!! Many people reduced the water to 1/2-3/4 cup and added an egg white to make fluffier/less moist like a regular cupcake...

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  76. Thanks! I might have to try these tonight! :)

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  77. We use Cherry Coke Zero with the Chocolate Cake. It's delicious when you top with lowfat chocolate whipped cream

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  78. This was great. I used white cake with sprite zero and then poured suger free jello over it, when it is chilled top with fat free whip cream. The whole fam loved...

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  79. Hi Gina!
    Do you know the new points plus value for this desert? My husband has been begging me to make it again, but am unsure of the points! Thanks!

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  80. I just made a triple fudge cake (2 layers-1 box made on a large sheet pan and split in half) with a diet cherry dr pepper and 2 egg whites and made icing from fat free strawberry cream cheese and splenda and am putting strawberry slices in the middle layer with the icing. It was a little hard to ice the top so on the edges where some pulled loose I just added a layer of sliced strawberries. It ended up looking and tasting wonderful!

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  81. Hi,
    Do you know if this could be made with gluten free cake mix? They come in the same sort of box mixes (Betty Crocker), but I don't know if it makes any difference being that it is the gluten free variety. Thank you :)

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  82. I'm not sure, I haven't tried it. Let us know if you try it!

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  83. By using a sugar free cake mix, does it decrease the points?

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  84. I have a silly question, is the nutritional value on the cake before, the mix? or the cake made with eggs/oil. Just trying to confirm the right points.

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  85. Gina! This recipe rocks. I made the cupcakes and topped them with fresh strawberries and fat free whipped cream for a great Valentines day dessert for me and the hubby! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing recipes.

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  86. I have made 3 variations of this and it is just fabulous! The ones I have made:
    1. Chocolate cake mix with Diet Coke
    2. Red Velvet cake mix with Diet Cream Soda
    3. Yellow cake mix with Sprite Zero
    ..all amazing! I am having too much fun coming up with combos! I have noticed I can cook the cake for 20 minutes on 350degrees and it turns out fine- I find it cooks up way faster than what the box says!

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  87. Gina, I'm not familiar with ww points, but am counting calories. Do you know how many calories per slice/cupcake? Thanks!

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  88. Devils Food Cake Mix with Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper. It is wonderful! I love the little taste of cherry in them. Thanks Gina!

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  89. Tried this over the weekend with Red Velvet Cake and diet cream soda. Instead of the eggs I put a package of sugar free instant Jello pudding - White Chocolate... VERY good too!

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  90. hi Gina,
    I just made this cake, and although it tasted very good (nothing lacking in terms of taste from the regular version), the texture was not great. it was kind of dry and sandy/grainy. I don't know whether I beat the mixture for too long, over baked it, should have put more cream soda. suggestions?
    thanks!
    CR

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  91. Andi I'm sure the pudding added a lot of extra moisture!

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  92. I'm not on WW, but like healthier dessert recipes to satisfy my sweet tooth. I was nervous at first to make this, but it came out great! I used a red velvet cake mix and diet Pepsi, then topped it off with a thin layer of low-fat cream cheese frosting (your recipe), which is rich enough so that I only wanted a small slice.
    I've started my own little recipes and crafts blog, and am adding this to it. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  93. How many points would it be if you use a sugar-free cake mix?

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  94. This recipe just ROCKS!!! i baked 24 cupcakes (betty crocker's super moist milk chocolate mix + 1 can of zero cola) at 85 calories per cupcake & i had the hardest time taking only 1!!! I also tried the vanilla mix + zero sprite & it tasted like bits of heaven :):):) Oh & they freeze well too :) i had to freeze half of the batch so i don't end up eating the whole lot!! Thanks WW & Gina! :)

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  95. does anyone know the nutrtional info on these??? I LOVE this recipe, want to keep making them, but I am not on WW anymore..I have switched to my fitness pal... nutrition info would help, Ms. Gina... thanks for all that you do!!!

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  96. It really depends on the cake mix you use, it would change slightly depending on the brand.

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  97. Gina -- i made this recipe. used betty crocker yellow cake and diet pepsi (its all i had!) it tasted terrible! the texture was very light and crumbly, it fell apart just getting it out the pan! And there is a strong after taste of the aspartame - yuck. is this normal? i'm afraid to try again. should I use a specific combo and brand of cake and sodapop??

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  98. I made these today for my husband using a strawberry cake mix and Sprite Zero. They were awesome! We topped half with fat free Cool Whip, and the other half with a frosting made from Greek yogurt. My husband can't decide which he likes best, but he swears there's no way we're supposed to eat these on WW! :) Thanks for sharing, we can't wait to try this with other cake/soda combos!

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  99. Anonymous, since the flavor of the soda is present in the cake, I like to use cream soda or something that would compliment the cake mix. I like using a moist cake mix like Dunkin Hines.

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  100. Gina, I followed your recipe for cupcakes and they were great! Note to users: Only bake for 16 minutes, as they cook much quicker. Also, be sure to let them totally cool and then refrigerate, otherwise they'll completely fall apart. For some added flavor and sophistication, I added about a tsp. of cinnamon and a sprinkling of cayenne pepper to half the batch - wow! The spice brings out the flavor of the chocolate and gives quite a pleasing surprise!

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  101. I see you have the points for WW but can you tell me the calories for the cupcakes, they sound wonderful.

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  102. i make these, but i don't use eggs. i just use diet pop and cake mix. they come out pretty good. then for a topping i use low fat cool whip and sugar free jello. my favorite so far was diet black cherry pop, and lime jello. i made them at christmas time :)

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  103. Hi! I stumbled across your site when I was looking for this recipe online-- have made it many times before but couldn't remember how much diet soda to put in it. Anyway, I make this every year for the July 4th holiday to take to a friend's BBQ. I use a white or yellow cake mix, Diet sprite or 7UP, I use egg beaters instead of the egg whites, and I mix in a cup of fresh fruit (usually some type of berry- but I have also tried bananas). For the holiday, I ice the cake with fat free Cool Whip and make an American flag on the top with fresh blueberries and strawberries. The first time I brought this to the annual BBQ, my friend's daughter ate 3 HUGE pieces and said it was the best cake she had ever tasted!! People love it every time I make it.

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    1. I used two c blueberries for muffins (cupcake size) and it was too much of a good thing:( bottom of cupcake paper was soggy upon cooling from fruit settling... they still tasted good, but I would recommend using only one cup fruit.

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  104. I made mini-muffins tonight using a lemon cake mix and zero Sprite. I added fresh blueberries and sprinkled powdered sugar on the top so they weren't so sticky on top. The recipe made 60 muffins (less than 1 point/muffing) and they are yummy. I've made them before and they freeze beautifully.

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  105. I made them with a Sugar Free chocolate cake mix, Diet A&W root beer and some root beer extract. I made cupcakes so I would not be tempted to cut a bigger piece. Did not get 24 out of it, but still counted 2 points. My Dad was even able to have one for my nieces birthday party and he really liked them, he is not supposed to have sugar. Next up is a White cake mix with Diet orange pop, hoping it will be like a Dreamsicle. Thank you for your recipes. It has helped me in my journey of losing 32 pounds so far.

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  106. Hi, I have not made my cake yet, but I was wondering: I have Chocolate cake and Diet Root Beer, is that going to make it taste much different then the Diet Creme?

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  107. This was the easiest thing I've EVER made! I used diet A&W root beer and chocolate fudge cake mix. Came out great!

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  108. LOVE THIS RECIPE!! Can't wait to make it this weekend! Thank you so much for your blog! You are a genious!

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  109. gina I used this recipe to make red velvet cupcakes, which turned out amazing! thanks!

    I was curious, would diet soda work to bake cookies?

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  110. OK, I've been a WW for well over a year and this was one of the first recipes to get on my radar. I am FINALLY getting around to try it tonight...yellow cake with Diet Sunkist. If the batter is any indication, it's going to be great :)

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  111. Tried this today and it was great! I used devils food cake mix and Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper and it was yummy. When the cupcakes were just a couple of minutes from being done, I took them out of the oven and put half of a large marshmallow on each one. The marshmallows get soft and puffy while the cupcakes finish baking and then when you pull it out of the oven just gently smoosh them down with your fingers--instant frosting! Half of a marshmallow is no points, but if you eat more than one cupcake, you'd probably need to add a point to the total.

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  112. Hi Gina!
    I just made this and it was wonderful! I used Diet Pepsi and a Betty Crocker Super Moist Chocolate Fudge mix, and it turned out so light and fluffy (I overmixed a bit ;) ), it really tasted just like regular cake!

    I'm really loving your website! I've made several recipes and they've been fantastic! I gained 55lbs with my first child last year, and I still need to lose that weight...I think your site is going to really help me! :)

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  113. Just made cupcakes using DH Lemon Supreme and Coconut flavored La Croix sparkling water. I also added egg replacer for the egg whites since my son is allergic to eggs. The batter tasted great...can't wait to try a cupcake! Thank you so much for your great recipes.

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  114. I have made this cake several times and it always comes out great. I have used pineapple cake mix with diet Orange soda and a lemon cake with diet lemom lime soda. My husbands favorite is chocolate cake with diet cherry cola.

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  115. make this today with a yellow cake and diet rootbeer. it was good.

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  116. I made this for a get together this weekend and it was a hit!!!! I used a chocolate fudge cake mix and diet Dr pepper and then made the cream cheese frosting. Soo good! Super moist and just the right amount of chocolate! And the best part, no one could tell it was diet! Will be making this again and again! Thanks so much!

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  117. I just made this recipe with Lemon Supreme cake mix and Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash. TO DIE FOR!! I have only been able to find that flavor of soda around the holidays, so I always stock up when I can find it. YUM!

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  118. do you know what the points difference would be using a regular soda instead of diet?

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  119. what are the carbs for the cupcakes? I have 2 diabetic children and would love to try this but I need to understand the carb value :)

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  120. ya know what since its a cake mix its I would go by the mix carbs .. sorry just thought of that LOL

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  121. Oh I cant wait to try this!!! Can you tell me how many calories are in it?

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  122. I just made these with white rainbow bit mix and sprite zero, they turned out awesome and my kids and husband like them too. Thanks

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  123. Gina do you know if any changes need to be made for higher elevation baking? Most box mixes tell you to add flour and increase the water, but not sure if I would still do this? Any thoughts?
    I'm looking forward to making one this weekend for a girlfriends birthday party! :)

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  124. Does anyone have any idea what the actual calories would be for this? I use Loseit! instead of WW Points system.

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  125. Have you tried using the liquid egg whites yet? Wonder how much of that you'll need? Any suggestions? Thank you for sharing

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  126. wonder if this owuld work for like cinnamon muffins or brownies, hmmmm

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  127. I have been making diet soda cakes for years. Lemon with Diet Sprite, Chocolate with Diet Coke, Butter Pecan with Diet Rootbeer, Vanilla with Diet Cream Soda, Red Velvet with Diet Coke. I always add egg whites, but recently began adding a package of dry fat free sugar free pudding SO good. Great texture.

    P.S. They freeze perfectly.

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  128. Another idea.....pineapple cake mix with Diet orange soda.

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  129. How do you make the WW cream cheese frosting? Thanks

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  130. Made this and baked for 30 minutes per the package instrutions, which was TOO LONG. It still tasted nice but it was a little dry. Added beaten whites-only egg beaters.
    Also, this goes off fast - within two days even in fridge.

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  131. Made this last night for my bro's B-day. Everyone loved the cake, couldn't believe how it was made. And I felt no guilt eating 2 pieces! Used choc. cake and diet cream soda also, will be a new standard in my house.

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  132. Just made these with chocolate cake and diet cherry soda! Even a little red food coloring for Valentines Day! They are fabulous! I topped mine with whip cream and a raspberry for garnish!

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  133. HI Gina,
    I made diet sprite with yellow cake for my daughter because she has egg allergies. Just diet sprite and cake mix. I felt bad for her when they would have a party at school and could not have cake or cupcakes because of the eggs. Sooo I desided to be the designated cup cake maker and the kids and adults love the cake. I also try to make them "cute" and decorate them with the seasons.

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  134. OH EM GEE. I have made this before with chocolate cake and diet cream soda, but I just made it with a marble cake and diet cream soda and it was AMAZING. It doesn't even need the cool while that I usually throw on top. Holy moly, that's good.

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  135. I've always made this but with out eggs. Just the cake mix & diet soda. Then I would top it with fat free cool whip. It use to be 3 pts on the old weight watchers points. What would it be with out the eggs?

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  136. I made cupcakes today for a group and used sugar free devil's food cake mix with diet black cherry soda. I topped it with a swirl of whipped cream and a fresh raspberry. Beautiful! It was like black forest cupcakes but low fat and not super sweet. They loved them! Even the kids ate more than one!

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  137. I am trying a strawberry cake mix and adding strawberry carbon water to it....Also made a frosting with WW cream cheese 1 cup powder sugar and 2 tablespoon vanilla, the i added red food coloring to it. I will let you guys know how it turns out using the carbon water. But if it comes out anything like the mix taste it is going to be awesome!!!!!

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  138. This looks amazing? Is there a calorie count for this versus points? for cake & cupcakes?

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  139. To people who have previously made this cake: Is the taste of aspartame detectable in the cake after baking?

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  140. Do you think this will rise enough to make a layer cake? Or would u recommend making 2 boxes?

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  141. Can you give the calorie break down for the cake/cupcakes? Thanks, I don't do Ww but pay attention to calorie counts.

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  142. I really wanted to make the red velvet with cream soda but they did not have diet cream soda at the store, only regular. I can still use that right?

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  143. So, I made the cupcakes tonight with Devils food mix and a can of Diet Dr. Pepper. 2 points...
    AND... I came up with a ONE point frosting..
    Use one container of sugar free Cool Whip and one box of whatever sugar free instant pudding mix. Blend until smooth..SO good!

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  144. I made this tonight with Devils Food Cake and Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper and my mother and I LOVED it! Thank you Gina! I have made a few of your recipes and we love them. :)

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  145. I just made cupcakes with a sugar free cake mix, diet root beer and 2 egg whites. Unbelievably good!

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  146. YUM! I am so excited to make this with different variations!! I just tried lemon cake with Diet 7 Up. They are cooling now. I can't wait to top with low fat whipped topping and possibly cookie crumbs (Girl Scout Lemon Savannah Smiles). It will be a nice dessert to have this week on a diet :)

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  147. Made this with white cake mix and diet Cranberry sierra Mist. I also put in a box of pistashio pudding. I was surprised it was so good! But the cake fell in the middle when I took it out of the oven at 16 minutes to check it :(

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  148. ~~ I just made this recipe with choc cake mix and diet cream soda. It's in the oven as I type... Can't wait... Gonna get different flavors and mix it up a bit...

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  149. I made this recipe today and its awesome. I used Betty Crocker lemon cake with Diet Sierra Mist.

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  150. gina do you have the calorie count for this recipe??

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  151. Gina, just wanted to let you and your readers know that I did this with a gluten free cake mix and it turned out perfectly!! I thought there might be a difference, but it was moist and fluffy and perfectly safe for my best friend. Thank you!

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  152. I am going to make mini-cupcakes with diet Dr. Pepper and Betty Crocker super moist chocolate cake. Thanks for the inspiration! I am guessing they'll be about 1pp each or so.

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  153. Calories?

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  154. Omg Gina!!! These are delicious!!! I made mine with sugar free devil's food cake mix and diet rite cherry cola zero. Mine were 2 points each and only 2 points for another one!!! Guessing the sugar free mix is why:) thank you for all your wonderful recipes!!! Never disappointed!!!

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  155. How many calories for 1 cupcake??

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  156. I use seltzer water or flavored seltzer water. A lot of the La Croix flavors are great with white cake. The coconut seltzer water is pretty good in brownies. Diet Dr. Pepper or Diet Cherry Coke are also good in brownies.

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  157. You rock! Want to make cupcakes for a work morning tea tomorrow but also wish to indulge. I can. Hurrah!

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  158. I'm assuming this is for the 18.25 oz box of cake mix... Does anyone know how to adjust for the newer (smaller) box of Betty Crocker 15.25 oz? I think in the future I'm going to use Duncan Hines because most recipes call for 18.25 oz boxes but in the meantime I'm not sure if I should just use less diet soda or if it doesn't really matter. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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  159. O...m....g - red velvet with Polar diet cream soda with the cream cheese icing - I think I just died and went to chocolate heaven!!! So moist, so flavorful - I never knew lifestyle changing could be this fulfilling!!

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  160. i make this with no eggs and a bit more soda, maybe 16 oz. it comes out really moist and light and fluffy. the only drawback is that it doesn't hold together well, so i break it up and layer it trifle-style with low fat cool whip. lemon cake with diet sprite is a great one for summer, especially chilled in the fridge!

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  161. I just made these yesterday. Only difference, I used Duncan Hines Moist Lemon cake mix and 1 1/2 cup Diet 7-Up. Added a little lemon zest and it made 18 cup-cakes. We did not ice them, and they came out to 113 calories each. Sorry...I'm not doing WW and don't know the Pt.count. Just low in fat, and hit our sweet tooth just right !

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  162. what is ft free whipped crem exactly...and where cn I get me some of that? :-) Please reply!

    tess

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  163. Love this cake! I used a sugar free devils food cake...it ended up only being 125 cals per serving! How awesome! Chocolate and cake and low cal / low fat! Gotta love it! Thank you!!!

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  164. Tess.....I use Cool Whip Free. It is in the grocery section with the regular Cool Whip

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  165. Had this cake at Granddaughter's birthday party yesterday. It was great.
    Had anyone tried using a brownie mix?

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  166. Does anyone have the calorie, carb and fat count in this?

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  167. Can you please list the calories for this?

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  168. In the oven I have a devils food cake that I mixed a can of rasberry selter water, 2 egg whites and 1t pure almond extract. For the frosting, I think I will take cook whip add some cocoa, vanilla and suagr free rasberry jello! YUMMM!(I made 20 cupcakes) Will post how they taste!

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  169. Examine the counts from your boxed cake mix (which will vary depending on the cake and the brand), examine the Nutrition Facts on the can of diet beverage, and do a lil math... It's pretty simple!
    If the cake mix is 12 servings and the coke is one serving, divide what's on your soda can by 12 and add that to the nutrition fact label information for 1 serving of cake. If you are making 24 cupcakes, you'll just divide your calculation by 2! :) Math isn't hard, but this does coming from a Math Lover!!

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  170. I left out something important, so in addition to my previous post about calculating Nutrition Facts, pay attention to read data from the label that say.. In package or in mix (however its labeled). Do not go buy the prepared values bc those values take into account the oil and eggs.

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  171. Lemon supreme with Diet MT Dew - OMG>>>>>>> was it good and they raised up really nice

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  172. Chocolate Fudge with Diet Black Cherry....Holy Cordial Cherries!

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  173. I am going to make red velvet with Coca Cola Zero - two things I have on hand. Glad to see comments from others that it is a good combo! Loved reading all the comments, and am so glad to have found this recipe! Thanks for calculating all the points, and going to all the effort for us! :O)
    Sara

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  174. I made them, and they were so delicious! Thanks again for the recipe!

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  175. Gina, I've made this cake & also a greek yogurt(1 cup) & devil food cake mix cake with only the 2 ingredients. No Eggs required & the husband loved it. Bake @ 350 & follow box times.

    Also I've made for company a peach/mango dump cake. Using 1 pg of frozen peaches & 1 pg of frozen mangos defrosted. Layer bottom of 9x13 pan with the fruit & mix in 1/2 tsp of cinnamon & 1 packet of Splender pour yellow cake mix on top. I topped it with a few pats of Smart Balance butter & sprinkled some brown sugar on top. Baked @ 350 for about 35 minutes. Will be similar to a cobbler. I served it with low fat vanilla ice cream on top & my guests asked to take some home for breakfast. My husband keeps asking when I'm going to make it again. BTW, THank you for all your hard work you put into this website & all the great recipes.

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  176. Pillsbury just came out with some awesome new boxed cake mix flavors... I saw pink lemonade, orangesicle, and key lime. Just tried this recipe with the pink lemonade cake mix and sprite zero and it is fantastic!

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  177. I finally tried diet soda cake for my birthday and it was incredible! I made 2 cakes- one was red velvet cake with diet A&W cream soda, the other diet chocolate fudge soda with devil's food cake. The choc cake mix was only 15.25oz instead of the standard 18.25oz the recipe calls for so I used 10oz of soda rather than 12. And for the frosting I mixed half and half vanilla frosting (store bought) with sugar free vanilla Jell-o pudding cups. About a half cup frosting to about 1.5 pudding cups per cake. I also baked the cakes each for less time than the box specified- only needed approximately 20-25 minutes per cake. I'll never make cakes the old way again!

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  178. I also didn't use egg whites, just the 18.25oz cake mix box with 12oz diet soda was perfect.

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  179. I loved this recipe. We used a milk chocolate box cake mix and a diet pepsi. I cut the pieces and added some cool whip lite on top when we ate our servings and sprinkled just a sp. of mini chocolate chips on top. Plenty sweet for us and my hubby said even without icing it was great! It was very fluffily and light. My picky daughter who is 14 had no idea a soda was in the mix, she hates soda. Thanks!

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  180. I had two medium over ripe bananas and I thought I would try this using Betty
    Crocker Butter Pecan cake mix and just carbonated water from my soda stream because I don't like to cook with aspartame. Mashed bananas added 12 oz carbonated water and then beat the cake mix in. Made 24 cupcakes. They taste buttery and are so moist. I put them through the recipe builder for weight watchers and they are 2 points each.

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  181. can you use a tube pan to make this recipe?

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