Sunday, January 11, 2009


Have you ever heard of the Diet soda cake? It's any flavor cake you like, mixed with 1 can of diet soda. This is the white cake, mixed with diet 7 - up. No eggs, no oil. So the fat content is very low. The next time I make the white version, I'm going to try using diet cherry 7-up. When I first heard about it, I wondered how the cake would bake up with only diet soda as the binder, but it bakes up beautifully and is SO moist. The chocolate version is good too. I make that one with diet coke and top it with fresh raspberries and light cool whip. The possibilities are endless. Use your imagination. This cake is good for those that have an allergy to eggs too. I have to say though that the original version of the diet soda cake is just that - cake mix and diet soda. The addition of the SF jello and the berries was something I did for us.

1 pkg White Cake Mix
1 (12 oz) can Diet Lemon Lime soda
1 small box, sugar free strawberry jello
Fresh Strawberries (sliced)
Cool Whip - Sugar Free (or light cool whip)


Mix together cake mix and lemon lime soda.

Coat 9x13 pan with cooking spray.

Pour cake mix into pan.
Bake at 350* for 20 - 30 minutes, until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Using a meat fork, poke holes all over in the cake.
In a separate mixing bowl, combine the sugar free jello with 2 cups boiling water. Stir to combine until jello is completely dissolved. Slowly pour over the top of the cake, letting the jello sink into the holes in the cake.
Refrigerate until jello is set. Or if you want a "speedy set" put it in the freezer for 30 - 45 min.
Top with whipped cream and strawberries.
Makes about 15 servings.

Number of Servings: 15

Calories: 159
WW points value: 3 pts


bopeep said...

I think I will have to try this one.
Prayers, Bo

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

This looks and sounds SO yummy! I will have to make this one soon!

Thanks so very much for providing so many low-fat, low-sugar recipes lately! I'm sure there are many others besides me who are looking for low-cal recipes since the New Year started and many of us are on diets.

I tried a new green bean recipe today. Will try and post it on my blog later this week.

Thanks again!


Cathryn said...

Wow, this sounds so good. But I have a question... I cannot drink diet soda. Can you use regular and it work the same? This looks so very very good. I'll have to try it. I would appreciate you letting me know about the soda though. Blessings ~ Cathryn

Starr said...

You're welcome Marilyn! I know a LOT of people who are trying to lose weight right now - and I hope these recipes are a help to them.

And Cathryn - I'm sure you could use regular soda in the cake, and it would still come out the same. It just wouldn't be low sugar anymore.

His grace is sufficient. said...

Thanks for posting the recipes. I have tried the diet soda cake. It is delicious. I was amazed that it worked. I have used the peanut butter cookie recipe for yrs. When a friend first told me about it, I really questioned her. But they are delicious als. Both recipes are easy to remember.

Thanks again,

Erin said...

Wow - I've never heard of that! I've got to give it a try! Thanks for visiting the Sisters' Cafe! :)

Abby said...

Yes! I've had this! It's so cool that you can make different cakes with different drinks.

Flame said...

This is one of my favorite desserts. You really can have a lot of fun with it. It also is not nearly as sweet as regular cake because it doesn't have all the frosting.