Friday, January 21, 2011

Lemon Pecan Butter Cake - 4 points

One of my very favorite bloggers left a comment on my last post about cake made with soda and cake mix. Now, this happens to be one of my favorite low point dessert recipes, and I have been craving cake. Happily, I have occasion to bake. Tomorrow there is a reception at church for one of our wonderful pastors, Carlos, who is leaving us. I changed my plans from scalloped potatoes to cake! I don't think that anyone will notice that I took out a piece, photographed it, stole a sliver of it, and then cleverly replaced it;)

Lemon Pecan Butter Cake - 4 points
1 can diet lemon/lime soda
1 box butter pecan cake mix
1 tub fat free whipped topping

1. Stir cake mix and soda together in a medium mixing bowl until combined.
2. Follow baking directions on box.
3. Allow cake to cool completely before "frosting" with whipped topping.
4. Yields 16, 4 point servings

The great comment that inspired me mentioned "vanilla cake mix with ginger ale, chocolate cake with root beer".  I haven't tried vanilla and diet ginger ale, but that sounds fabulous. Chocolate cake with diet root beer ties for my first place favorite. Here are mix/soda combinations I have tried and loved:

Strawberry cake mix with diet lemon lime soda (my friend Leslie introduced me to this - she rocks)
Chocolate cake mix with Diet Dr. Pepper, diet root beer, or diet cola
Spice cake mix with diet ginger ale
Carrot cake mix with diet ginger ale
White cake mix with soda water (if you just want the cake flavor)
If you have other flavor ideas, please share. I want to try one with a diet orange soda, but haven't decided what to use as my cake mix.

I have a snow day, by the way. Look at my poor little gnome.


  1. I have never had a cake with soda in it... it looks really tasty.

  2. Mmmm...this looks great! Wish I had a piece right now! :)

  3. This looks wonderful. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  4. That cake looks and sounds incredibly yummy!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the kind comment! :)

  5. i've never heard of soda in a cake before, but that sounds wildly awesome! thanks for the blog comment! :)


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