I found several versions of cake or cupcakes with pop as an ingredient online but, given the ingredients, I suspect this Betty Crocker version is the original: https://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/two-ingredient-soda-pop-cupcakes/3cbb154a-60b4-4250-bc2a-70909d1b924a. And with only two ingredients, it doesn’t get much simpler.
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Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Chocolate Cola Cupcakes
However, some of the reviews said the resulting cupcakes were dry and crumbly and it was hard to get the paper liners off. When I read the back of the box, I realized that the liquid from the pop that was going in was a lesser volume than the liquid being left out (eggs, oil, water). So I put two of the eggs back in when I tried the recipe and the result was moist and luscious. And since I was baking them in a silicon muffin mould, sticking wasn’t really a problem, though I did have to make them in three batches since my mould only has six wells.
1 box Betty Crocker chocolate cake mix (the size that makes a 13 x 9 cake)
1 ½ cups cola (generic is fine)
Combine ingredients in a large bowl and whisk until smooth. Pour a scant 1/3 cup of batter into each well of the silicon muffin mould.
Bake according to directions on the cake mix box, using the longer time. Let cool slightly before removing from mould. I find running my cake tester (a very thin wire) or a toothpick around the edge of each cupcake before turning out makes them more likely to come out in one piece.