I once had an infamous great-aunt. She was known in our church for a number of reasons, most of which are irrelevant to this story. Nonetheless, her Coca-cola Cake is worth mentioning. She had mastered the art of making a gooey, fudge-y chocolate cake that no one could mimic, and everyone looked forward to church potlucks so that they could get a taste of that dark goodness.
I had completely forgotten about that childhood treat until I began preparing for today’s Labor Day potluck at church. I love cooking for people, and I could easily spend a fortune preparing decadent desserts for those around me. However, I set myself a budget of only $2 for today. Call me frugal. Call me cheap. (I am both). But, I believed that I could make a sweet dessert for less than $2. And I did it.
This 2-ingredient, $2 soda cake is not nearly as difficult as Aunt Ann’s Coca-cola cake. Yet, it is airy, light, and sweet–perfect for an end-of summer dessert. Enjoy experimenting with different cake + soda combinations.
Potluck Pop Cake
- 1 box cake mix (I used lemon) ($1.24)
- 1 12-ounce can soda (I used Ginger Ale) ($.65)
- Combine both ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
- Bake as directed on box.
- Eat and enjoy!
Total: $1.89 for 24 servings ($.08 per serving)
What foods are your relatives known for?
What cake + soda combinations would you want to try?