2-Ingredient Soda Cupcakes

This recipe has been around for a long time, I think. However, I only recently discovered it, and made it just a few weeks ago. All I can say is, it’s a keeper. While there are plenty of combinations to try out, diet soda works just as well as regular, and cuts at least 100 calories out of the batch!

2-Ingredient Soda Cupcakes (E, N, D?, GF?)
makes 12-14 cupcakes

1 box cake mix (any flavor!)
1 12-oz soda (any flavor, regular or diet!)
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350* (or whatever the cake mix box says to do). Line a muffin tin with baking cups, and set aside.
  2. Put cake mix into a large bowl.
  3. Dust the chocolate chips with a bit of the cake mix, so they do not sink to the bottom while baking. Add to the cake mix.
  4. Pour in soda, and mix.
  5. Pour about 1/4 cup batter into each muffin tin, so the batter goes about 2/3 the way up the tin.
  6. Apologize to your puppy who desperately wants to play, and promise her you will while the cupcakes are baking.
  7. Bake in oven for about 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
  8. Allow to cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Frost, if desired.
  10. Enjoy!

– The combination I used was chocolate cake and Diet Coke. Other combinations I’m looking forward to trying are: lemon cake + Sprite, Funfetti + Sprite, and/or chocolate cake + Dr. Pepper!
– I haven’t tried this recipe using regular soda, so I couldn’t tell you whether or not it makes a difference. My guess is that the taste would be slightly sweeter, but I found absolutely nothing wrong with my “diet” cupcakes!
– By using dairy-free and/or gluten-free cake mix, this recipe can cater to many different allergies 🙂




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  3. Paige Croken · · Reply

    Do you use the hand mixer?

    1. Nope! Just a whisk! If it gets too thick I’ll switch to a spatula. 🙂

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