2-Minute Vegan Soda Cake

Easy Vegan Soda Cake

The Spruce

Prep: 2 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 27 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
174 Calories
2g Fat
38g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 174
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 319mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 92mg 7%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 22mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Forget measuring oil and cracking eggs with a cake mix—all you need to do is follow this two-minute foolproof low-fat and cholesterol-free vegan cake mix recipe. If you've got a cake mix and a bottle of soda, you've got a vegan cake in the oven in just a couple of minutes. As long as your cake mix is vegan, of course. Duncan Hines brand is usually vegan, but be sure to read the label. Egg-free and dairy-free vegan cake just doesn't get any quicker than this.

Note that you will need 10 ounces of cola for this recipe, whereas most bottles and cans come in 12-ounce portions. Open up the can or bottle, take a couple of sips, and you'll be at close to 10 ounces.

Looking for another vegan cake recipe? There are dozens more of vegan cake recipes to try. Or, if you need more ideas for what vegans can do with a box of cake mix, try Halloween or Thanksgiving-perfect vegan pumpkin cake mix cookie, made using vegan spice cake mix and pumpkin. Try out basic vegan cake mix cookies, or impress your friends with a vegan pineapple upside-down "dump" cake.

You won't believe how quick and how easy this cake recipe is.


  • 1 box vegan cake mix, any flavor

  • 10 ounces cola, any flavor, (not diet)

  • Cooking spray

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Vegan soda cake ingredients
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  2. In a bowl, mix together cake mix and cola.

    Mix together cake mix and soda
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  3. Pour into greased cake pan.

    Pour soda cake mixture into pan
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  4. Bake according to directions on the box.

    Bake soda cake ingredients in oven
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  5. That's it. Enjoy.


  • For a chocolate cake, use a dark soda, like Coke or Pepsi. For a yellow cake or spice cake, use a light soda like Sprite or 7UP.
  • In our experience, this cake tends to be a little bit softer and crumblier than other vegan cake recipes. It's not a problem, but it does mean that this cake should not be used for a multilayered cake. It's best as a single layer or a sheet cake.
  • Similarly, be very gentle when frosting this cake, as it is a bit delicate. Use a liquid glaze that you can pour or drizzle over the top (rather than spread), or just omit the frosting altogether and sprinkle confectioners' sugar on top of your vegan cake. 
  • When it comes to looking for a vegan cake mix to use, Duncan Hines is your friend. You should always read the label to be sure, as companies often change their recipes or have different regional varieties, but many Duncan Hines cake mixes are vegan, including the Devil's Food cake mix and Classic Yellow cake mix.
  • Duncan Hines White Cake, Dark Chocolate Fudge, and Spice Cake are usually vegan, and each would work well in this recipe.