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Sprite Cake

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If you’ve never had it before, Sprite cake is a recipe you will revisit time and time again. It’s easy to make and has a delicious flavor. It’s perfect for any occasion!

From birthday parties to Sunday lunches, Sprite cake is a delicious way to end any meal. It brings just the right amount of sweetness to the table.

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Lucky for you, it only takes a few ingredients to make this cake. Enjoy the ease of baking this scrumptious pastry from scratch.

Sprite does the job of several traditional cake ingredients, simplifying the recipe. It’s so simple, you can commit it to memory!

Start preheating the oven, as this cake will be ready in a jiffy!

Sprite Cake

Sprite cake is a yellow cake that is just begging to be frosted. While it’s baking, whip up your favorite frosting recipe.

The result is a delightfully spongy and moist cake you can serve to your friends and family.

The flavor of Sprite soda is so mild, you can’t even tell you took a shortcut!

The lemon extract blends well with the lemon-lime soda to produce a cake that has a flavor all its own. This is perfect for summer gatherings!

There is nothing more satisfying than making a baked good from scratch. Send your cake mixes walking with this go-to recipe.

Transform any meal into a celebration with a slice of this delicious cake.

From winning the big game to one of life’s big moments, this cake is ready to party with you.

Ingredients

Now that you know how remarkable this recipe is, let’s look at the ingredients that make it all happen. With only seven ingredients, you may have all of them on hand.

Butter: Every good dessert needs some butter in it. The ingredient helps keep the cake moist during the baking process. You can’t have too much butter!

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Sugar: What every baked good is known for. Sugar brings the sweetness that makes this recipe a treat! Be sure to use the scoop and sweep method for accurate measuring!

Lemon Extract:  The perfect complement for the lemon-lime soda, everyone’s favorite citrus flavor is boldly represented! Add this to the cake for a little extra zing!

Vanilla Extract: Vanilla is a must in almost every recipe. It’s the ultimate flavor enhancer and brings that little extra something every dessert needs.

Eggs: All of those yolks give this cake the light and fluffy texture you are craving. With all that protein, is this cake a healthy food?

Flour: It wouldn’t be a cake without it! This baking staple provides the structure for this delicious dessert.

Sprite: This recipe’s namesake, Sprite is the key ingredient to this cake’s success. It replaces traditional leavening agents such as baking powder or baking soda.

Tips for the Best Cake

The success of this cake lies in the first step. The eggs and butter need to be well-creamed to achieve a leavened cake.

Serving a crowd? Try making cupcakes! They’re easy to serve and everyone loves having a personal cupcake to enjoy.

A cupcake bar will spruce up any event! Prepare these cupcakes ahead of time and allow your guests to decorate their dessert from a selection of toppings.

This cake bakes best in a 9×13 inch pan. This way, the cake is not too tall, but not too thin, allowing for a nice even bake all the way through.

If you happen to have leftovers, which is highly unlikely, they can be stored on the counter in an air-tight container for 5 days.

While baking the cake, you’ll know it is done when a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake is clean, without any batter stuck to it.

For an even simpler recipe, you could use a box of cake mix instead of the other ingredients. Just the mix and soda and you’re ready to go!

A recipe this simple is hard to mess up. Even the most beginner of bakers can pull this off. By using a boxed cake mix, this recipe is a breeze!

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Can I Use Other Types of Soda?

You can definitely use other types of soda! It will just change the flavor. In some cases, this may be a good thing.

Different sodas pair well with different cake mixes. You could try a chocolate cake mix with Dr. Pepper or cherry cola for a rich dessert experience.

Some other options would be root beer and chocolate cake mix, or this version with a different kind of lemon-lime soda! You could try ginger ale or 7-Up.

How Do I Top This Sprite Cake?

The possibilities are endless! Keep it simple with a light glaze or bulk this dessert up with some buttercream.

Try poking holes in the cake and pouring a can of sweetened condensed milk on top for a dulce de leche twist.

Or add a cute dollop of whipped cream to the top of each slice.

There’s no shame in a good old-fashioned tub of store-bought frosting. Slather on a layer, and you’ll have a cake that’s ready for any celebration.

Whether you leave it plain or jazz it up with one of the above toppings, you’ll enjoy every bite of your Sprite cake.

Sprite Cake

Servings

24

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

1

hour 

30

minutes
Calories

275

kcal

Ingredients

  • Cake
  • 1 1/2 cups butter

  • 3 cups sugar

  • 1 teaspoon lemon

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 5 eggs

  • 3 cups flour

  • 1 cup Sprite (or 1 cup 7-Up)

  • Glaze
  • 3 1/4 cups powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1/4 cup cold sprite (or 7-up)

Directions

  • Cake
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Generously flour and grease a 9×13 cake pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the lemon and vanilla extracts and mix well. Add the eggs, one at a time and mix well. Alternate between adding flour and sprite (or 7 Up) until they are completely mixed in.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared 9×13 cake pan. Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Icing
  • While the cake is baking, prepare the glaze. Using an electrix mixer, combine the powdered sugar, vanilla, lemon juice, and sprite. Beat until smooth.
  • When you remove the cake from the oven, allow it to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Turn cake over onto a plate. Drizzle with glaze. Enjoy!
Sprite Cake

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