Using Pop to Bake a Cake: Four Great Ideas

Glass root beer bottle beside vanilla cake with white frosting

What if we told you you don't need eggs, oil, baking soda, or baking powder to produce a world-class cake? You'd probably think we've been spending too much time hiking above 14,000 feet in the Rockies. But it's true. And as surprising as that is for many people to learn, what's even more surprising is that they can replace all those cake ingredients with one thing: natural soda pop from the Rocky Mountain Soda Company.

You see, your favorite soda is not only delicious and refreshing, but it's also a chemical smorgasbord whose carbonation can act as a very effective leavening agent and whose flavorings can either bolster the taste of your chosen cake mix or provide a delicious culinary counterpoint.

Below are four of our Rocky Mountain Soda flavors that go spectacularly well with cake mix. Make sure to try one or more of them out next time you're baking a cake for a birthday party, graduation, anniversary, or holiday.

Grand Teton Grape

Using our vegan Grand Teton Grape soda pop in your next cake will have people looking at you from across the room in a way they normally reserve for when they see rock stars at an adjacent table at a restaurant. Our pleasant, fruity Grand Teton Grape contains just the right amount of fizz to make your cake rise to majestic heights.

If you really want the flavor of your cake to tickle the tastebuds of your party guests, mix the grape soda with a yellow or plain white cake mix and make sure the frosting is particularly thick and creamy. The only downside here is that mixing our grape soda with light-colored cake mix may give the finished product a grayish tone. But you can mitigate this effect by simply adding a little food coloring to the mix to create a more agreeable look.

All-Natural Colorado Cola

The Chocolate Cola Cake has become something of a nationwide phenomenon. Exactly how that happened is not entirely clear but it likely has to do with the fact that you can get a can or bottle of cola just about anywhere. That and the fact that chocolate and cola go together like apples and cinnamon. By chance, cola also happens to do a particularly great job of creating lift in the cake.

When you add our Colorado Cola natural soda to your chocolate cake batter you're taking your Chocolate Cola Cake to previously unexplored regions of gastronomic pleasure. How you choose to 'finish' your cake is up to you. Some folks will add marshmallows to the mix. Others will add chopped pecans to the frosting mix. But no matter how you embellish it, it's bound to be a dessert recipe you return to over and over.

Loveland Lemon-Limeade

If you love lemon cake you're going to do cartwheels over lemon cake made with our Loveland Lemon-Limeade soda. Its mild, satisfying flavor enhances the lemon flavoring in the cake mix to produce an extraordinary lemony treat that, when topped with a luscious frosting, perfectly balances the tart and sweet components.

What's particularly great about a lemon cake made with Rocky Mountain Soda Loveland Lemon-Limeade is that it has just the right amount of carbonation to produce a tall, fluffy cake. If you've got a sweet tooth a mile long you can even add some blueberry or strawberry jam to the center of one of your layers to create a gluten-free flavor rush your guests will not soon forget.

Rocky Mountain Root Beer

Our Rocky Mountain Root Beer has a bold, robust taste that stays with you in the best sense. Combining it with German Chocolate Cake mix produces a taste sensation that has to be experienced to be believed. To complete the epicurean experience slather plenty of plain vanilla frosting on the cake and top with fresh strawberries.

If intense chocolate flavor is not your cup of cocoa try using our Rocky Mountain Root Beer with spice cake mix. The creamy, lively character of our soda pop plays off of the spices in the cake mix and elevates the overall flavor of the finished product in a way that's both surprising and deeply satisfying.

Turn Your Next Cake Into an Experience with Rocky Mountain Soda

Pairing our kosher, vegan soft drinks that contain no GMOs with your favorite cake mix will open your eyes and make your taste buds dance in a way they haven't since you first ate ice cream. Create your ideal soda cake by ordering our Rocky Mountain soda through our website. Or use our Store Locator to find a retailer near you.