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Lemon Lime Soda Cake or Sprite Cake recipe is made with boxed cake mix and a can of soda pop. This 2 ingredient cake is an easy dessert everyone loves!

slice of Sprite cake with cool whip frosting on a plate

Whether you’re watching your weight or just looking for a light summer dessert, you can’t go wrong with this incredibly easy Sprite cake recipe.

My refreshing lemon lime cake is bursting with lemon-lime flavor and is a super light moist cake with a very fluffy texture. It’s probably the easiest cake recipe you’ll ever make.

You only need 3 things to make this easy dessert, and it’s perfect dessert for summer picnics, potlucks and parties anytime!

This easy cake recipe is made without eggs and without oil — just cake mix and Sprite or any lemon-lime soda. Seriously!

Ingredients for Lemon Lime Soda Cake

You can find these simple ingredients in your local grocery stores.

  • Box Cake Mix — I used lemon cake mix, but white cake mix, vanilla cake mix or yellow cake mix works.
  • Sprite — Or any lemon lime soda. Sierra Mist or Mountain Dew works too. You need 12 ounces.
  • Cool Whip — for frosting, but any light frosting or whipped cream will work. Avoid a thick, heavy frosting since the cake is super light.

How to Make Sprite Cake

Now for the hard part, so pay attention, you guys. Just kidding. Honestly, you hardly need a recipe for this lemon lime cake!

Just pour the dry cake mix into a large bowl or large mixing bowl.

Then, pour the can of Sprite into the mixing bowl.

The batter foams up like a science experiment or magic trick, but once you mix it together, it calms down.

lemon cake mix with sprite soda in bowl

Mix the soda and cake mix together until well combined. You can use an electric mixer or a spoon.

Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl so the batter is well blended.

mix cake mix and sprite in mixing bowl with electric mixer

Then, pour batter into a prepared cake pan. You’ll want to grease the pan well with non stick spray.

smooth cake batter in baking pan with spatula

Bake Time

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 done, the center of the cake should be firm and spring back when touched and a toothpick inserted into the center should be clean.

lemon lime soda cake with whipped topping on plate

Let the cake cool at room temperature for about 30 minutes. When the the cake is completely cool, you frost it with whipped topping, aka Cool Whip. I sprinkled some lemon zest 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!

How to Store Lemon Lime Soda Cake

Refrigerate leftover cake in an airtight container or cover the cake pan with plastic wrap. It keeps fresh for about 4 days. You can make the cake ahead of time, and frost it before you are ready to serve.

Recipe Tips

You need 12 ounces of Sprite for this recipe. You may need more than 1 can of soda if you have mini cans. If you have a larger bottle of lemon lime soda, measure out 12 ounces.

Use non stick cooking spray or butter to grease the cake pan. Since there is no oil in the cake, this light fluffy cake tends to stick to the pan.

Make sure Cool Whip is thawed completely before frosting the cake.

lemon lime soda cake

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.

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5 from 18 votes

Sprite Cake Recipe (Lemon Lime Soda Cake)

By: Dee
Lemon Lime Soda Cake or Sprite Cake recipe is made with boxed cake mix and a can of soda pop. This 2 ingredient cake is an easy dessert everyone loves!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
cooling time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • 1 12-ounce bottle Sprite or lemon lime soda pop
  • 1 8-ounce container Cool Whip, thawed
  • lemon and lime zest (optional)
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  • 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 25-30 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


Recipe was made using Pillsbury Moist Supreme lemon cake mix and Sprite.
Test the cake at 25 minutes to see if done. When center of cake springs back when lightly touched and toothpick comes out clean, it is done.
You can use any white or yellow cake mix and any lemon-lime soda.


Calories: 159kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 0.01mg, Sodium: 314mg, Potassium: 20mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 19g, Vitamin A: 0.1IU, Calcium: 91mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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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!

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.

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Recipe first published in 2018 and updated in 2023.

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  1. Dēborah M. says:

    This 2 ingredient cake recipe was so easy to make. I made cupcakes instead and they were very delicious. Thanks for sharing recipe! I give this recipe 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐5 stars

  2. CM says:

    I am so looking forward to making this! I just started my WW journey and I remembered seeing this recipe. I personally would love to see more WW recipes, but I know that is not your main focus. I am also trying to feed my boys, so it’s a delicate balance. Anyway, I do enjoy all your recipes and thank you for sharing 🙂

    1. Dee says:

      I’m in the process of updating older recipes. I have a few that are WW friendly and several that are naturally low carb. Hopefully, this will help a little. Best of luck on your WW journey!

  3. shannon says:

    I followed recipe completely and mine did not rise very much. Especially in the middle. Any advice would be appreciated.

    1. Dee says:

      I have never had this happen. Maybe the soda was old or the cake mix was expired?

  4. Dede says:

    Tried this last night! Wonderful flavors and very light for a summer dessert! Kids are already asking to have it again!5 stars

  5. Lindsay says:

    I can’t wait to make this! The cake mix I found calls for oil, do I need to add that as well or just the lemon cake mix and sprite?

    1. Dee says:

      Just the lemon cake mix and sprite — It’s amazing!

  6. Tracy says:

    I just made this it’s great , thank you5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      You’re welcome! I’m glad you liked it!

  7. Maxine says:

    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?

    1. Dee says:

      I have never tried adding anything else, so I can’t really say.

  8. Sunshine says:

    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!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Hope you enjoyed the recipe! It is VERY easy. 🙂

    2. Rose says:

      This was so delicious and easy! I put blueberry’s in it and it tasted great. Thank you!

      1. Dee says:

        Thank you for taking the time to comment — so glad you liked the cake!

      2. Shirley says:

        Did you make the cake as on the box and substitute the soda for the water??

      3. Dee says:

        No, you just mix the soda with the cake mix. That’s it! 🙂

  9. Norma says:

    Can I use lemon pound cake instead of lemon cake

    1. Dee says:

      I haven’t tried it, but you should be able to.

  10. DEBBIE says:

    How many free style points will this be?

    1. Dee says:

      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. 🙂