Easy Vegan Soda Cake Mix Cake Recipe

Easy Vegan Soda Cake

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Ratings (64)
  • Total: 27 mins
  • Prep: 2 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: one cake (serves 12)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
137 Calories
0g Fat
32g Carbs
2g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Faster than cake mix? 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 minutes. as long as your cake mix is vegan of course -just read the label. Egg-free and dairy-free vegan cake just doesn't get any quicker than this.

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

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


  • 1 box cake mix (ny flavor; Duncan Hines brand is usually vegan, otherwise read ingredients)
  • 10 ounces of cola (any flavor, not diet)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather ingredients.

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

    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. Enjoy!

That's it! You won't believe how quick and how easy this cake recipe is!

Recipe Tips

  • 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 7-up.

  • In my 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 multi-layer 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 powdered 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, White Cake and Dark Chocolate Fudge and Spice Cake are usually vegan and each would work well in this recipe.