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All The Cakes You Can Make With Just A Box Of Cake Mix And A Bottle Of Soda

27/08/2014 9:00 PM AEST | Updated 01/09/2014 2:59 AM AEST

It would appear that no cake recipe is as easy to follow as the one printed on the back of a cake mix box.

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Eggs, butter (or oil), water. Heat, beat, bake. Easy as cake from a box pie.

But there is something easier, dear cake-lovers. Swap all but the cake mix for a bottle of soda. As Youtuber Mind Over Munch instructs in her video, stir 12 ounces of a carbonated beverage into your prepackaged cake flour, plop the mixture into a pan and bake it in the oven as directed on the box. There you have it: Cake.

We're all for baking complicated cakes -- the kind that take precise measuring, delicate flavor pairings and fine-tuned focus. But this soda-plus-cake recipe can be justified: It does wonders for the time-pressed, cake-driven baker. And for a bit of bonus, the soda will cut the fat from the cake and, if you choose a low-calorie or diet beverage, the calories, too.

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This particular recipe, which combines a Betty Crocker Super Moist White cake mix and 12 ounces of peach mango-flavored, no-calorie soda, contains 160 calories and 3 grams of fat per slice. The original recipe on the box contains 228 calories and 10 grams of fat. Not a bad reduction.

And the fruity vanilla flavored cake is only the start to the exciting taste combinations. The possibilities are endless, so we've racked our brain for some more artesianal soda-cake pairings to try. Here's what we came up with:

French Vanilla Cake Mix + Orange Soda = Creamsicle Cake

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French Vanilla Cake Mix + Grape Soda = Purple Cow Cake

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Strawberry Cake Mix + Vanilla Cream Soda = Strawberry Shortcake

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Spice Cake Mix + Ginger Ale = Ginger Spice Cake

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Dark Chocolate Cake Mix + Root Beer = Chocolate Root Beer Float

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Cherry Chip Cake Mix + Dr. Pepper Cherry = Very Cherry Cherry Chip Cake

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Devil's Food Cake Mix + Diet Coke = Sinless Devil's Food Cake

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Lemon Cake Mix + Sprite = Zesty Lemon Cake

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Do note: If you're the type who refuses to eat cake without frosting, please, by all means, add frosting.

*Frosting Recipes*

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