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Pink Cream Soda Cupcakes (Only 2 Ingredients!)

 Cupcakes using only 2 ingredients? All you need is a can of soda pop and a box of cake mix! This simple and delicious recipe hack will have you baking up all imaginable flavour combinations. 

Cream Soda Cupcakes

With grocery prices on the rise, we take advantage of flyer sales to stock up certain things. While I love baking cakes from scratch, cake mix comes in handy when I want to whip up a quick dessert. I love the versatility of cake mix. You can make a cake, as per the directions on the box, you can also turn cake mix into the yummiest cookies, as a crust for a decadent cheesecake, or you can add a can of soda pop, and make a delectable, fluffy 2-ingredient cake. Which is what I did with these beautiful cupcakes.

Cream Soda Cupcakes

I had a bit of cream soda left from a 2L bottle we had opened at the beginning of the week, so I decided to mix it with an angle food cake mix. You could use regular cake mix for these, I bet they'd be a bit better than the angel food cake ones I made. Though these weren't gross, they did become sticky the next day. When biting into the cupcakes, on the following day, they kind of compacted and were very chewy (although still crazy delicious!). The first day, they were light and airy, so I'm sure plain ole white cake mix would have been better. The frosting is out of this world. I loved how creamy and fluffy it became, as I beat the cream soda into it.

Cream Soda Cupcakes
Why is Cream Soda Pink in Canada?

I've always wondered why Canada had pink cream soda, while our neighbours in the U.S drink a clear version. When doing research for this post, I found out that our pink cream soda has more of a cotton candy flavour, where the clear/white cream soda has a vanilla flavour. There are a few versions of our sweet cotton candy cream soda in the U.S. but mostly you all enjoy the vanilla flavour. If you do live in the U.S. and can not find pink cream soda, add a few drops of red food colouring to your cupcakes to make them pink.

Can You Make Cake Using Cake Mix and Soda/Pop?

This simple hack, magic trick or recipes is brilliant. I'm not sure who first decided to try mixing soda with cake mix, but boy were they a smart cookie! The result is super fluffy, moist and flavourful cake; still as springy as a regular cake. How does it work? Well the leavening agents in the cake mix work regardless the absence of egg and oil. A can of soda is all the liquid you need to make this crazy good cake.


Cream Soda Cupcakes Cream Soda Cupcakes
Equipment needed for this recipe

  • 12 cup cupcake pan
  • paper liners
  • mixing bowls (2)
  • whisk
  • hand mixer
  • measuring cups for wet and dry
  • spatula
  • piping bag/large zip top bag
Pink Cream Soda Cupcakes

1 box cake mix (I used Angel Food Cake, but white would work better)
1 1/2 C (or 1 can) of Pink cream soda
1/3 C softened butter
3 C powdered sugar
1/4- 1/3 C cream soda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin, with paper liners. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix and 1 1/2 C soda. Fill liners to 2/3 full and bake according to directions on the back of the cake mix box. Let cool completely.

Once cupcakes are cool, prepare the frosting by beating the butter until fluffy and very pale in colour. Slowly add in the powdered sugar, 1/2 C at a time, beating well between each addition. Once all the powdered sugar has been added, add in remaining cream soda, one TBS at a time, until desired consistency is achieved. Beat for 5 minutes, to get a nice fluffy frosting. Scoop into a large piping bag, or zip top bag and pipe onto cooled cupcakes.


  1. Yummy!!! What a fantastic little treat this is, and so easy to make too. Thank you for sharing

  2. couldn't believe how fluffy and moist they were. thanks!

  3. this soda cupcake is easy and turned out fluffy

  4. What a great idea to use cream soda! Why have I never thought of that before??? My new favorite!

  5. This is a fantastic idea, I usually make cakes from scratch, but this is a brilliant idea...thanks for sharing

  6. This is such a good idea, I have never heard of soda cupcakes before!

  7. This looks delicious and sounds like it was a lot of fun to make. I’m from the US and haven’t tried cream soda at least not that I can remember. This sounds like a delicious way for me to try it though. - Kara

  8. So much childhood nostalgia! (Pink) cream soda was my favourite growing up. So cool to see it used in baking.

  9. This sounds so yummy for the family. Thank you for sharing. ☺️

    Pastor Natalie (ExamineThisMoment)

  10. So yummy and so sinfully good. Thank you for sharing, Giangi

  11. Such an easy way to make a special treat! I am in the United States, so I am thinking I could use our version of cream soda with a strawberry cake mix to make a strawberries and cream cupcake.

  12. These look perfect for kids’ parties. I’ll save this recipe to try.

  13. This is so easy!! Love little baking hacks like this :)

  14. These are beautiful and delicious! Thanks for the great recipe!

  15. It doesn't get easier than this, thanks for the fabulous idea!

  16. great small batch recipe . this cupcake was super airy too!

  17. so easy to make and delicious, I will make this again for a quick snack

  18. I love cream soda! Never thought about making a baked good out of this until I found your recipe. It turned out absolutely divine tasting and delicious!

  19. Great idea - I had no idea this could be done!

  20. Wow, these look yummy. Here in New Orleans we have Barq's Red Creme Soda and it is one of my favorite drinks although it has a ton of sugar, so I was wondering if you alter the added sugar based on your creme soda?

    1. I wouldn't alter anything in the recipe. The soda here is packed full of sugar as well 😊

  21. I absolutely love this idea and how simple they are. Very unique too. Thank you for this recipe!!


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