Let’s get something straight; we love homemade cake. We have several recipes for homemade cake, including our favorite chocolate and white cakes. And we encourage everyone who likes baking to try them. Even people who don’t like baking should try them, so they can see how easy baking really can be. But sometimes, and for some people, spending a couple hours baking a cake just isn’t worth it all the time.
We have more important things to do. Or we realized at the last minute we needed to bring something for church. Or any number of reasons we just don’t feel like taking the time to bake a cake completely from scratch.
Enter the two ingredient cake.
We are not claiming that this cake is as delicious as homemade ones. It isn’t. And it would be very sad if all our work making cake from scratch didn’t matter. It does!
But, if you add a delicious frosting or a bunch of whipped cream…it’s still quite good. And there are some events that don’t require you to spend the time necessary to make the most amazing cake ever. Good is good enough. In those cases, make this cake!
This is also a great starter cake for kids. A box of mix, a can of soda, and a supervisor to make sure they don’t burn themselves on the oven. As they get older, you can graduate them to 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies.
Directions for your two ingredient Cake:
- Lemon Cake Mix
- 12 oz. can of lemon-lime soda (diet works)
- whipped cream for topping
- pour lemon-lime soda into a lemon cake mix.
- stir well. It will be frothy.
- pour into greased 9 by 13 pan
- bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or so.
- I top this with some whipping cream and sliced lemons.
- Tip: add lemon zest into the cake mix to feel more fancy.