Saturday, June 16, 2012

Pop (aka Soda) Cupcakes

I'm sure you've all heard of Diet Coke cupcakes where you mix a box of cake mix with a can of Diet Coke. I'm not crazy about Diet drinks or sweeteners in general. The last batch of muffins I made with Splenda went straight into the trash. But if you don't mind sweeteners, then go ahead and use diet drinks if you like.

What I decided to do here, is make a small batch of cupcakes using a regular carbonated beverage. I had a bottle of blood orange flavour, but you could mix and match any flavour of pop with any flavour of cake mix. Some popular combinations are Coke or root beer with chocolate cake mix, ginger ale with spice cake mix or sprite with white cake mix. As you can imagine, there are so many more combinations you could try.

These didn't rise very much but they were extremely moist! Maybe I'll use a little more cake mix next time to see what happens.

4 large cupcakes

1 cup boxed cake mix
1/2 cup of a carbonated drink
semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350F and spray your silicone muffin pan with cooking spray.

Mix all the ingredients together with a fork until well combined.

Divide the batter among 4 muffin cups and sprinkle on some chocolate chips. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Cool completely before serving. You can frost or serve with Cool Whip, but I left them plain.

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