They learn so much — fractions, measurements, how to follow a recipe. (And of course self-control because they have to wait until the food is cooked so they can eat it!)
I have a recipe that is super, super easy to make. (It only has 2 ingredients.)
And, it is a hit for tween and teen-aged grandchildren to make. The recipe is called Soda Pop Cake.
Yes, you read right! Soda pop is one of the 2 ingredients used in this cake. That’s why it is so fun for kids to make.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 box of cake mix
1 12 ounce can of soda pop
That’s all! Just these two ingredients. Simple, huh?
To make the cake, empty the dry mix into a bowl. Then, dump the pop in.
Mix it really good.
Pour the batter into a well-greased and floured 9 X 13 inch cake pan.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes.
Let the cake cool and then frost it. I used a Coconut Pecan frosting.
Serve with Vanilla Bean ice cream. (I love Vanilla Bean ice cream. You could use whatever flavor floats your boat. For me, it’s Vanilla Bean. At least with German Chocolate cake.)
Now let me tell you what I learned from making this recipe.
The cake came out flat. Usually, cakes have a lovely rounded top. Not this cake. Flat, flat, flat. Which is okay, I guess. It just looks a little funny being flat. But the flatness didn’t affect the flavor at all.
This cake doesn’t stick together very well. I think that is because there aren’t any eggs in it. I couldn’t get a nice clean cut piece of cake. (Which really doesn’t matter — unless you’re trying to get a picture of a piece of the cake to show on your blog . . .)
The cake is VERY moist. Which is good. Much, much better than a dried out cake!
You really couldn’t taste the flavor of the Dr. Pepper. You could oh so very slightly taste it in the batter. That is if you thought hard enough you could imagine that you tasted the soda pop.
So, I’m thinking that the pop doesn’t add much to the flavor. Was that because the German chocolate flavor overpowered the pop flavor? Could be.
Maybe, if you had a yellow or white cake, you might be able to taste the flavor of the pop. I’ll have to make another one with a white cake mix to see!
Next time you have your grandchildren over, have them make this cake. They will be delighted by the unusual recipe and will have making — and eating — it!