2 ingredient root beer cake is a quick dessert you can throw together in no time at all! Just grab your favorite brand of soda, boxed cake mix and top with ice cream!
You’ve gotta’ try our root beer cake if you love easy dump cake recipes! We have made so many 2 ingredient soda cakes and love every one of them because they’re so simple to make. Drizzle some frosting on top or put a scoop of ice cream with it and you’ll have a cheap dessert with tons of flavor.
- We started this experiment with our 2 ingredient strawberry cake that came out so moist we just had to do it again!!
Soda cake or cupcakes are lower in calories, dairy free and egg free too. How can this be? I dunno it just works y’all. 😉
Get out a bowl, soda and your favorite cake mix and let’s get started shall we?
2 Ingredient Soda Cake
You can use boxed or this homemade chocolate cake mix, totally up to you. If you love batch cooking you might want to try this. Then you can divide it up into baggies and have it on hand for many months.
It is a cheaper way to go and saves you trips to the store when you want a quick easy dessert. This is what you’re going to need:
Root Beer Float Cake
- Large bowl
- Box of cake mix, your choice as far as that goes but we went with chocolate because why not?
- 1.5 cups of Root beer or really you can use any sort of soda.
- This bundt pan
That is really it. I mean you’ll probably want some vanilla ice cream and/or whipped cream on top of each piece when you serve it but it’s pretty easy. Alternatively you can whisk together powdered sugar and water for a simple glaze.
What ingredients make a cake more moist?
If it just isn’t coming out super tender for you, try adding 2 extra tablespoons of oil into your mixture. That should do the trick. Fewer eggs tend to produce a more dense and less fluffy creation too.
How can I substitute soda in a cake mix?
You just do, and it works! This trick is great for those who need an egg free cake recipe that tastes amazing. NO need for any of those if you just combine what’s in that clear baggie and some of your favorite soda pop.
Root Beer Bundt Cake
I used a bundt pan because I think that it just looks so pretty when it is done. Yes you could make this batter homemade, but why?
If you insist on doing it all yourself then you could use a chocolate cake recipe and use root beer extract, or add root beer flavored soda instead of water.
Just do the same thing incorporating everything into a mixing bowl, or use a stand mixer to make your cake batter. Pour into a cake pan and allow to cool completely before slicing. This will make the pieces come out easier.
I know people usually use a toothpick and say when the center comes out clean it is done, I like a bit less time. Instead I say to touch lightly in the center. When it springs back it is done.
If you really need to do the “toothpick thing” then take out once it comes out mostly clean with some crumbs on it. That means it will still be really moist inside. If you over-bake it just gets crumbly and dry.
Does cake mix and soda work?
Yep!! We have used this idea over and over again, it doesn’t matter what combination of the 2 you use. All of the ingredients needed to rise like baking powder etc..are in the boxed mix. All you’re missing is the moisture.
Complete instructions and exact amounts for each ingredient are below in the printable recipe card. Nutritional information available there too with calories, saturated fat, etc listed. It only takes into consideration ingredients listed.
Time needed: 35 minutes.
Root Beer Cake
Whisk together your box of cake mix and root beer soda until mixture is smooth. Use a hand or stand mixer for this.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray inside of bundt pan with non stick spray. Pour prepared cake mixture inside your bundt pan, or you could use a 13×9″ pan.
Now bake for approx. 35 minutes or until the middle begins to spring back when gently touched in the center.
Do NOT over-bake your cake. Remember the middle will not rise high like traditional cakes, that is okay. Just touch gently in center to see if it springs back, then it is done.
Allow to cool completely, then loosen sides from pan. Put cake plate on top of pan and quickly flip over. Remove bundt pan and remove.
You could also flip over, then flip back over on to a wire rack set atop a baking sheet. Melt a tub of chocolate frosting and pour that on top. Excess will drain off below.
Slice and serve with a scoop of ice cream on top, whipped cream and a cherry are fun too.
Looking for other great cake mix recipes? We have a bunch but you should try cake mix cookies next!
We have made other Fall goodies too like 2 ingredient pumpkin muffins and cake in a mug! Seriously, there are so many things you can make way beyond cake with this stuff.
One of our most popular creations was this 4 ingredient banana bread using spice cake mix.
How do you bake a cake with soda?
We’re here to show you the ingredients below. Use our combination or mix it up and see which ones are your favorite. Pineapple cake mix and soda is amazing with Cool Whip on top during the summertime too y’all.
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Root Beer Cake
- Whisk together your box of cake mix and root beer until mixture is smooth.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray inside of bundt pan with non stick spray.
- Pour cake mixture inside your bundt pan, or can use 13×9 pan.
- Bake for approx. 35 minutes or until middle begins to spring back when gently touched in the center.
- Do NOT overbake, middle will not rise like traditional cakes and that is okay. Just touch gently in center to see if it springs back, then it is done.
- Allow to cool, then loosen sides from pan and gently flip over on to a cake plate.
- Slice and serve with a scoop of ice cream on top….whipped cream and a cherry are fun too.
Monday 13th of June 2022
I was just wondering about how you get the 3 carbs per slice. There is more carbs than that in the box cake mix. My box of Devils Food shows 35 carbs and 2 fibers = 33 carbs per slice. I'm trying to cut my carbs down in order to bring down my A1C.
Monday 22nd of March 2021
Can I use a "ZERO" (sugar) soda ? Thank you Pat
The Typical Mom
Monday 22nd of March 2021
I would imagine it would work just as well, I have used diet Coke in a similar version and it was fine. ;)