Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Diet Coke Cupcakes

This will be my last post for a week. John and I are going on vacation- but I promise to return with yummy recipes soon!

If you have ever done Weight Watchers you know about Diet Coke Cupcakes. I have been hearing about these mysterious things for years now but never made them because honestly, it sounds gross! Soda+Cake Mix= Not good. However, I was very wrong! I decided to make them for my end of the year class party because one of my students can't have egg and therefore has NEVER had a cupcake before in his life. I couldn't handle that fact and needed this poor 7 year old to try a cupcake immediately. They were really good. The kids had no idea they were different. Neither did John- so I guess they are pretty close to the real deal!

1 box of cake mix
1 can of diet soda

1- Combine the two ingredients.
2- Stir until thoroughly combined.
3- Fill cupcake liners 3/4 of the way.
4- Bake approximately 15-20 minutes.

** 2 points per cupcake without icing


  1. I use to make these alot but haven't lately. I think it's time to make them again!

  2. I've got to try the magic of diet coke in cake mix cupcakes! These look great!

  3. Hi! Stephanie, how does the cupcake taste? I didn't know soda drink can make cake.

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  5. "Two points per cupcake without icing." Yes, but what about with icing? And what if the icing is the only part you'll eat (like my kids)? Oh, the variables! :)

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  6. Another great "magic" recipe is to mix one can of pumpkin puree with a boxed cake mix. Any flavor works, but my favs are spice cake or dark chocolate. These are incredibly moist, and have a little more nutritional value than the soda ones. (I like the soda ones too--try diet cherry Dr. Pepper with a spice cake mix!)

  7. I have to say Ive never heard of such a thing! WOW!

  8. Do u have to add the cake mix ingredients? may try this later :D :D x

  9. does it only work with chocolate flavored cake mixes?...

    1. Nope- any flavor! However with a vanilla/white/strawberry cake I'd use diet sprite!