Easy 2-Ingredient 7-Up Cupcakes

24 Servings
25 min

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy formula and cupcake recipe when you’re too busy to bake or for the lazy days of summer!

My name is Mary and I’m a lazy baker. I’m happy to use a short cut for a cake or cupcakes, especially during the lazy days of summer!

These cupcakes couldn’t be easier, made with just two ingredients~ a 12 ounce can of soda and a boxed cake mix! A handy formula to know when eggs and oil are valuable commodities during a pandemic and with fewer shopping trips.

I used a Duncan Hines Lemon Supreme Cake Mix and a can of 7-Up for additional lemon flavor. For less mess and easy scooping which makes for uniform cupcake size, use an ice cream or batter scoop.

Just cake mix and a can of lemon-lime soda. . . no oil, eggs or water needed for these cupcakes. You can use a diet soda or flavored carbonated water to save additional calories, reducing the fat and sugar in these cupcakes if you prefer. Top with homemade frosting of your choice and no one will be the wiser!

You can satisfy your sweet tooth with endless combinations of cake mix and soda or flavored carbonated water when you’re too busy to bake or ingredients are in short supply.


  • Use a chocolate cake mix + cola, root beer, or cherry cola
  • White or yellow cake mix + lemon-lime soda, ginger ale, or flavored carbonated water
  • Spice cake or Carrot cake mix + ginger ale
  • Red Velvet cake mix + cola or cherry cola

Easy 2-Ingredient 7-Up Cupcakes

Recipe details

  • 24  Servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 25 min
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Ingredients


  • 1 box Duncan Hines Lemon Supreme Cake Mix
  • 12 ounce can of 7-Up

Instructions


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Follow the directions on the box for mixing (minus the other ingredients).
Blend cake mix and can of soda in a large bowl at low speed until moistened (about 30 seconds). Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Use a ice cream scoop to scoop batter or pour batter in muffin tin lined with cupcake papers, filling batter 2/3 full and bake immediately.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 18 – 23 minutes or until cupcakes test done with a toothpick. Remove cupcakes to wire rack to cool completely before frosting with your favorite recipe.

Tips

  • You can satisfy your sweet tooth with endless combinations of cake mix and soda or flavored carbonated water when you’re too busy to bake or ingredients are in short supply. Use a chocolate cake mix + cola, root beer, or cherry cola White or yellow cake mix + lemon-lime soda, ginger ale, or flavored carbonated water Spice cake or Carrot cake mix + ginger ale Red Velvet cake mix + cola or cherry cola Spice cake or Carrot cake mix + ginger ale Red Velvet cake mix + cola or cherry cola

Mary @ Home is Where the Boat Is
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Comments

  • Gayle Gayle on Aug 21, 2020

    These cakes are so yummmmy!!!!!!!

  • Cris Cris on Aug 21, 2020

    Can you use Diet soda?

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    • Pete Pete on Mar 08, 2021

      Go read the original post again. You’ll find the answer to your question

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