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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Kitchen Tip Tuesday: No oil or eggs?

We are not a 'sweet' family. As far as indulges go, in our home we prefer salty and crunchy. But, every now and then, a sweet cake does sound good.

Too be honest, I am not sure how this tip originated. I just heard it from my mom who heard it from hers, I'm sure. Nonetheless, it works!

To the point...ever buy a dark cake mix and realize you don't have any eggs or not enough oil? No problem...grab a can of Diet Coke! Literally, a can of Diet Coke can completely replace the eggs and oil.

You can bet we have done this with any boxed cake I have made since learning this. The cake still turns out moist and delish, and you can not taste the difference.

Pour the cake mix in a bowl and add the Diet Coke (12 oz.). The only difference between this and the regular method is this seems to be foamy.

Pour in the pan and bake as normal.

Allow to cool and ice the cake.


For some inspiration on flavor combos where you can taste a hint of the soda..
Add Diet Sprite to lemon cake. (Don't use 7-Up)
Add Diet Root Beer to white or vanilla cake.
Add Diet Orange soda to white, orange or vanilla cake.

Use your imagination!

A few technicalities, a can of regular coke works just as well, but we always have Diet Coke in our home, so it just gets first dibs. And it does not have to be name brand soda.

Hope this helps you out one day.

For more tips to help out in the kitchen, hop on over to Tammy's blog!


SarahHub said...

I would have never guessed this! We're always out of eggs for some reason, so I'll try it soon! Thanks for the tip!

Whitney said...

Love this idea! One of my favorites =)

Lindsey said...

What a great idea, I need to try this!

SassyTimes said...

You can pop it in the microwave too! We used to make these "coke cakes" at work all the time when we got a sweet craving. We used Diet Coke...I believe it's actually a Weight Watchers recipe.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I would've never guessed!

melinda@mamabearscubhouse said...

wow! you just blew my mind! i had no idea! thanks

vickie said...

I never knew that --seems like I do run out of things right when I need them
thanks for tip

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

I've heard of that before...from who? Who knows!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog.