This easy Orange Crush Soda Pop Cake is made with just 3 ingredients and is perfect when you need a light dessert for summer. Take it to parties, picnics, potlucks and cookouts, and watch it disappear!
Not too long ago, I made a super easy lemon lime soda cake, and my family absolutely loved it. To be honest, my kids will eat just about any kind of cake -- they're not picky like that! But this particular cake, which was made with just a can of Sprite and a box of cake mix, was so light and fluffy that everybody raved about it.
Actually, the Hubs loved it -- I mean, he really loved it, and he couldn't stop talking about it! And ever since the last little crumb of that delicious cake was eaten, the Hubs has been after me to make a cake with Orange Crush soda and a box of cake mix. So, it's the same basic cake recipe, only the flavor of pop is different.
How to Make Orange Crush Soda Pop Cake with just Cake Mix and Soda
Just like the lemon lime soda cake, this 3 ingredient Orange Crush cake is incredibly easy to make and. It's fun, too -- almost like a mini science experiment.
All you do is mix a can of Orange Crush soda pop with a box of white or yellow cake mix. Then, you sit back and watch it fizz like crazy. Even my older kids were impressed!
Just mix the soda and the cake mix, and then spread the batter in a greased baking dish, and bake it. You can use any type of frosting you want, but I like using whipped topping (Cool Whip) because it keeps the cake nice and light.
When I made the lemon lime soda cake, I sprinkled lemon and lime zest over the top. This just adds an extra pop of color. So with this cake, I added some fresh orange zest for extra color and a little bit more orange flavor.
And before I served this cake, I added some canned mandarin orange slices over the top. Isn't it pretty?! There's not a ton of orange flavor, but it's just enough.
This Orange Crush cake is still nice and light and very fluffy. It's especially perfect as a summer dessert, but you can enjoy it all year long if you want! And you can use any brand of orange soda -- we just happened to buy this one.
Recipe for Orange Crush Soda Pop Cake
Orange Crush Soda Pop Cake
- 1 16.25-ounce box white cake mix
- 1 12-ounce can orange soda pop
- 1 8-ounce tub whipped topping, like Cool Whip, thawed
- orange zest and mandarin oranges for garnish, optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Grease a 13 X 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray
- In a large mixing bowl mix the cake mix with the can of soda pop until smooth and well combined
- Pour batter into prepared baking dish, and bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean in center
- Remove from oven, let cool completely, and frost with whipped topping. Add orange zest and mandarin orange slices for garnish, if desired
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
I hope you enjoy this easy Orange Crush soda pop cake as much as we do!
could this recipe be used to make cupcakes?
Yes -- We have made cupcakes before with this recipe.
Betsy Leggett says
Soda warm or cold? I made one tonight but it didn't rise real well.
I've used both warm and cold, and it turns out the same. The cake won't be as high as other types of cake, but it still should rise.
I made this for my dads birthday and I can't cook for my life but it turned out great, I was very light and yummy
I'm so happy to hear that! Thanks!
Do you still add all the ingredients to the cake mix?
You just add the orange soda to the cake mix -- nothing else.
Wanda Evans says
I am making your cake for the first time to take to a church senior meeting. It sounds so good and easy.
I hope everyone liked it, Wanda!
Chris Greenia says
I'm going to make your cake recipe. I'm going to turn it into a poke cake with orange jello. I will let you know how it turns out. My mouth is already watering. 😃
Let me know how it goes as a poke cake! 🙂
Miz Helen says
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Thank you so much, Miz Helen! 🙂
wow! I need this cake on my menu this week!
Melanie Clark says
Can this cake be made into a double layer cake
I have never tried adding another layer, but if you are using 2 cake pans, it should be fine.
Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie says
This looks so good! Love the flavors you have!
Jacque Hastert says
My kids would eat the whole pan in one sitting!
My kids would try this if I let them! 😉
Katerina @ diethood .com says
I LOVE how easy and delicious this cake is!! A must make!!
Thanks, Katerina. You need to try it! 🙂
Dorothy at Shockinglydelish says
I have made this with the lemon lime soda. I bet the orange adds a delicious flavor twist!
It does, Dorothy! It's hard to believe this cake is so easy. 🙂
I Heart Naptime says
Looks simple and delicious...my kids would love this!