This Lemon Lime Soda Cake is light, fluffy and probably the easiest cake recipe you'll ever make. You only need 3 things to make this easy dessert, and it's perfect for summer picnics, potlucks and parties!
Whether you're watching your weight or just looking for a light summer dessert, you can't go wrong with this incredibly easy lemon lime cake. There's no eggs or oil -- just cake mix and Sprite. Seriously! And friends, this cake is completely delicious!
And now for the big question of the day: When you're talking about your favorite carbonated beverage, do you say soda or pop? Inquiring minds want to know.
My parents grew up in Pittsburgh, so we always said pop. Here is Arizona, they say soda. So, I say pop, and the kids say soda -- fun times!
Maybe I should have called this a lemon lime soda pop cake, but that sounds kind of awkward. So, we can just call it a soda cake, instead. The incredible thing about this cake is that it's made with just a can, or bottle, of Sprite and a box of cake mix -- that's it!
I first heard of this 2-ingredient cake when I tasted it at a potluck a few years ago. I've been wanting to make it myself for the longest time, and I finally got around to it last weekend. All I have to say is what the heck took me so long?!
How to make lemon lime soda cake
Now for the hard part, so pay attention, you guys. Just kidding. Honestly, you hardly need a recipe for this lemon lime cake!
All you need to make this 2-ingredient cake is cake mix and Sprite, and all you do to make it is mix the 2 ingredients together -- in a bowl, that is.
The batter foams up like a science experiment, but once you mix it together, it calms down.
The cake takes about 30 minutes to bake. Mine took barely 30 minutes, so be sure to start testing it at about 25 minutes.
When the the cake is completely cool, you frost it with whipped topping, aka Cool Whip. I sprinkled some lemon and lime zest over the top for extra color and flavor, but this part is optional.
Pop the cake back into the fridge until you're ready to eat, and that's all, folks! Good stuff!
Can I use diet soda pop?
Absolutely. That's actually a Weight Watchers recipe, and you can use light whipped topping, as well.
Can I use 7-Up instead of Sprite?
Definitely! Any lemon lime soda works in this recipe, including generic soda.
Recipe for Lemon Lime Soda Cake
Lemon Lime Soda Cake
- 1 box lemon cake mix
- 1 12-ounce bottle lemon lime soda pop
- 1 8-ounce container whipped topping, like Cool Whip
- lemon and lime zest (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Grease a 13 X 9 baking dish
- In a mixing bowl, pour lemon lime soda into cake mix, and mix until smooth and well combined
- Pour batter into greased baking dish, and bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean
- Remove from oven, allow to cool completely, then top with whipped topping and lemon and lime zest, if desired
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
My family absolutely loved this easy lemon lime soda cake. The Hubs couldn't stop saying how good it was! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
I just made this it’s great , thank you
You're welcome! I'm glad you liked it!
Going to make this now... For the future, can you add a box of instant pudding to these 2 ingredients without adding any other ingredients?
I have never tried adding anything else, so I can't really say.
Just made this lemon cake, couldn't have been any easier! I put it in a bundt cake pan .. I hope it turns out! I'm going to rate this 5 stars because of the ease of this to make!
I'll let u know how it turns out!
Hope you enjoyed the recipe! It is VERY easy. 🙂
This was so delicious and easy! I put blueberry's in it and it tasted great. Thank you!
Thank you for taking the time to comment -- so glad you liked the cake!
Did you make the cake as on the box and substitute the soda for the water??
No, you just mix the soda with the cake mix. That's it! 🙂
Can I use lemon pound cake instead of lemon cake
I haven't tried it, but you should be able to.
How many free style points will this be?
I'm not sure exactly -- It depends if you use regular or diet soda. You can easily find the points online, and I would hate to give the wrong info. 🙂
Miz Helen says
Your post has been featured on Full Plate Thursday. Thanks so much for sharing with us and enjoy your new Red Plate!
Thank you so much, Miz Helen!
Patricia @ Grab a Plate says
What a great way to bake a cake! This is a gorgeous cake, at that! I would love a GIANT piece!
I've never made soda cake! What a great idea!
I say soda and this soda cake sounds fantastic!
Jacque Hastert says
I will have to give this a try. It looks fantastic!
Miz Helen says
I love this cake and can't wait to make it! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday for the party this week. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling says
I've heard of this but have never tried it! SO easy!!!
Allyson Zea says
I;ve never tried soda cake before, but this looks like a good one to start with!
Katerina @ diethood .com says
WOW!! I LOVE everything about this cake!! Its fantastic!
Thanks so much, Katerina. I need to make it again! 🙂
Dorothy at Shockinglydelish says
I love a light and airy cake! Diet pop is a great way to reduce sugar too!
It's very light and almost better the next day! 🙂