Recipe 1: Soda CakeWhat you'll need:
- 1 box of cake mix
- 1 can (12oz) of DIET soda
- a pan and an oven
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There are two different "recipes" for this. Whatever you decide to do or experiment with, remember to use diet soda. We did a devils food cake mix and diet coke, but I've also read that if you want to do a lighter cake you can use diet sprite or 7-up.
All you have to do is mix the soda and the cake mix, and then pour it into a pan. My mom had brought up cupcakes for my birthday, so I had a disposable pan left over. Heat the oven and bake according to the directions on the back, watching it closely as the time approaches (ours was done a few minutes early, but each oven is different).
As you can see, we certainly enjoyed it!! Grab some frosting and enjoy!
Recipe 2: Microwave cakesWhat you'll need:
- 1 box angel food cake (required!!)
- 1 box of whatever cake mix you'd like
- tablespoon measure (or a plastic teaspoon: 3 teaspoons equals 1 tablespoon)
- a microwavable mug
What if you don't have an oven handy, or really just want enough dessert for one? This is definitely the recipe for you!! Plus, its even easier than all the other mug brownie recipes because it has so few ingredients.
The angel food cake is required, but the other cake is completely your choice. I used German Chocolate Cake (a family favorite). It's yummy, but next time I would pick a more intensely flavored variety, like devils food.
Put the 2 mixes in a bag and mix them well to combine. Then add 3 tablespoons of mix and 2 tablespoons of water in a mug. Mix this well, getting rid of all the clumps (it may be kinda foamy, that's fine). Microwave on high for 1 minute, and you've got yourself dessert!
I know we all love the dining hall food, but nothing beats the satisfaction of baking something yourself, even if it is just in the microwave. Treat yourself to sweet study break, and happy (food) crafting!!