May 18, 2014

Skinny Mountain Dew Cake with Whipped Topping and Strawberries

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I am not even kidding when I say this cake is so DANG good!

It could quite possibly be one of the lightest cakes I have ever eaten.  If you served this cake to someone, they would have no clue it's a skinny cake.

There are only FOUR total ingredients - A cake mix, a can of soda, light whipped topping and strawberries.  That's it.
The cake is made with a cake mix and a can of soda.  No oil and no eggs, just soda.  It creates the softest, lightest cake and I am blown away by the result.

I love Diet Mountain Dew and that is what I used, but you can't actually taste the soda in the finished cake.  If you are against diet sodas, regular works great too.  Or if you don't drink caffeine,  Sprite is another great option.
This is the perfect light cake for Summer and think of all the different versions you can make by switching up the flavor of cake mix and soda.  You will be seeing more versions of this on Eat Cake For Dinner, so be prepared :)  
Skinny Mountain Dew Cake
From: Jenn@eatcakefordinner
(Printable Recipe) or (Printable with Picture)

1 (15.25 oz.) yellow cake mix
1 (12 oz.) can Diet Mountain Dew, room temperature 
1 (8 oz.) container light whipped topping, thawed
16 oz. strawberries, hulled and chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9x13-inch cake pan; set aside.  In a large bowl, combine the cake mix and can of soda.  The soda will foam up a bit.  Whisk together until just combined.  Do not overmix.  Pour into cake pan and spread out evenly.  Bake for 30 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool completely.  Serve with whipped topping and chopped strawberries.  

Jenn's Notes:  The cake is so soft and it cuts cleanest when using a serrated knife.  Regular soda can be substituted for diet or a different flavor can be substituted for Mountain Dew.  I have also tried this cake with vanilla frosting and the whipped topping is a much better option for this light cake. 


  1. Such a cool idea, Jenn! Love how simple this is to make too.

  2. Such a wonderful recipe! And, so easy! =)
    Pinned to my Dessert board.

  3. I keep seeing these cakes and it is so cool! Yours looks delicious and I definitely need to try this soon.

    1. I can't believe it took me so long to try it, because it is delicious. You need to try it out ASAP!

  4. I love recipes like this! And I'm currently sipping on a diet mountain dew so I think I'd dig the cake.

  5. This looks awesome! I love the idea of lightening up a cake with soda, and never thought to use my favorite, Dt. Mountain Dew! :) This will definitely be a must try in the near future.

  6. Mmmmm....I wonder how cherry coke and chocolate cake might work?!

  7. Your photos are GORGEOUS!!! Love this cake!

  8. It is my birthday today. My son will be making this cake for soon as he gets up :)

    1. Ha ha - sounds good to me! Happy Birthday :)

  9. I've never made a soda can cake, but I bet it's super moist and delicious! Love this flavor combo!!

  10. Love this cake Jenn! Such a fun idea! Pinned and shared on Facebook :)

  11. I'm from North Carolina and grew up on Cheerwine. I now drink the diet version and still love it!! I bet that and chocolate cake would be good!! However, I'll keep the Diet Mountain Dew in mind. My brother-in-law loves that drink so I bet he would enjoy that cake best. Thank you for sharing this and I am Pinning it!!

  12. Seriously the best cake that I have ever made :)

  13. sounds great and I love Mt dew!!

  14. Getting ready to make this cake and was wondering if this would work well as a bundt cake! Can't see why it wouldn't but wanted to ask if you had ever made the cake this way! Going to use real Mt. Dew instead of the diet Mt. Dew. I do not like the bitter taste of any diet drink! :0) Can't wait to try this! I love, love, love your recipes!

    1. Hey Pam, I worry that the cake wouldn't come out of the bundt pan very well, since it is so light and fluffy? If you do try it, make sure to grease and flour the pan very very well. Please let me know if it does work, because I would love to try it that way as well. I have tried this cake with regular Baja Blast Mountain Dew and it was delicious. Thanks :)

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