Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Diet Soda Mystery Cake Recipe

I just found this WEIRD recipe from, a newsletter I subscribe to.
Diet Soda Mystery Cake

Just take a box of cake mix, and INSTEAD of adding the eggs, oil, water, etc., that the box tells you to add, just mix with 1 can of diet soda, and then bake according to box directions (or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean). That's it!
You can do the same with brownie mix as well. Diet cream soda and diet lemon-lime soda both work GREAT with yellow and white cakes, as do fruity diet sodas like black cherry and orange.

Turkey Recipe

Here is a turkey recipe that also includes the use of popcorn as a stuffing -- imagine that. When I found this recipe, I thought it was perfect for people like me, who just are not sure how to tell when poultry is thoroughly cooked, but not dried out. Give this a try.

1- 15 lb. turkey
1 cup melted butter
1 cup stuffing (Pepperidge Farm is best)
1 cup uncooked popcorn (any brand)
Salt/pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.. Brush turkey well with melted butter salt, and pepper. Fill cavity with stuffing and popcorn. Place in baking pan with the neck end toward the back of the oven.

Listen for the popping sounds. When the oven door blows open and the bird flies across the room, it's done.


Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sally
That is an odd recipe??? hmmmmm...I've seen that turkey one before and can you imagine someone unknowingly, well very unknowingly giving THAT a try..whew!
Thank you for the morning smile..
Have a nice day

Anonymous said...

Morning sweet Sallyness! Hey, I think I saw that guy yesterday. Maybe Santi Claus will bring him som bigger underoos so he can cover up his brokeness!! lol
Now that recipe isn't for real, is it? ha!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

bj said...

HAAAA HAA BWAHHHHH HAAAAA....SNORT...HAAAAA, SLOBER, HAHAHAHAHAH....THIS IS TOOO FUNNY, SWEET SALLY. I was intent on reading it, thinking, hey, a new way to cook our turkey...when i got to the bottom, i spit coffee all over my screen!!! you silly girl, you!! You have a way of just making my day!!!!
love ya, bj

sara said...

LOL!!! So I was seriously reading the recipe and thinking "wow, popcorn, this might be great"....ya, I should have known!!! :)

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Unknown said...

Hi Sally,
The diet soda trick is one I learned at Weight Watchers...since I haven't been in a while I'd forgotten...thanks for the reminder!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

LOL! This sounds like something I would do!

Thanks for the smile,

Sheila :-D

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh Sally, you are too funny girl ! I had forgotten this joke.
You and your family have a blessed day tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

LOL at the cartoon and turkey/popcorn recipe!

I have had Coca Cola cake but I don't know about using colas generally in cakes.

Killlashandra said...

I don't know about the diet soda part, but I have made box cake recipes with strawberry soda rather than water and they do taste awfully yummy and just like strawberry. Goes over well for cupcakes too. :)

Needled Mom said...

Very cute! I have visions of that turkey that are NOT pleasant.

Interesting cake/brownie recipe. It sounds way too healthy.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Neabear said...

I also thought hmmm...interesting about the turkey recipe until I got the end. Silly! Thanks for the laugh. I do wonder if anyone would think it was real and try that. That would probably be a hoot! I wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

hahahah ...deep breath...hahaha
you almost hd me there!! thanks for the laugh!! Happy Thanksgiving, tomorrow!!

Joyfulsister said...

LOL..*U* R 2 this post is Funny!!!
Thanks Sally for letting me know I won a book lol I'm so glad I entered!!
I sent you my addy, I tried to look for your email but I could not find it. Sometimes it goes in the junk mail , but I could not find it there either. Please check your junk mail incase my email goes there lol..

Thanks sistah
Happy Thanksgiving!!

Hugz Lorie

Coloradolady said...

Oh, you had me on the turkey recipe...LOL

That was a good one.

Have a great day!

artis1111 said...

Does it work with reg. soda?I just like to eat cake dough anyway! That is another 5 lbs. Hope you and yours have joy and peace,and lots of LOVE..♥♥♥♥♥Kathy

Linda said...

I like the diet soda idea for cake and brownies. I'll have to give that a try. I've seen the popcorn in the turkey before yet it still made me simile.

I have been MIA this week. I was hoping to finish a baby quilt I'm working on to give to my son tomorrow, but that's not going to happen. Today I've been prepping everything for tomorrow and also baking the pies. Tomorrow I'll just have to put the casseroles and turkey in the oven and make the hot rolls and mashed potatoes and gravy.

Hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving!!!

Anonymous said...

That diet soda cake really iS weird. Let us know how it turns out if you try it.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Cathy said...

lol, at BJ's comment ~
I wonder if the diet drink recipes are for real. I don't like the taste myself. You give us a laugh, Sally. I will try to check your post tomorrow. :o)

Gabriela said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

~ Gabriela ~

Shimmy Mom said...

That is a weird recipe. But then I like fun ones. Does it have to be diet soda, regular soda won't work? I'll have to give them a try.
Have a great Thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

Sally. I do love your secret for knowing when the turkey is done. Keep a net handy to catch the flying bird. LOL.

The diet soda thing, I don't know???

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving for you and your family.


nikkicrumpet said...

LOL...the turkey recipe gave me a chuckle. I hope you and yours have a fabulous Thanksgiving!

Darlene said...

HAHAHA that last line of the turkey recipe is great!!! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

These two recipes are totally amazing. You should even re-post them a couple of days before next Thanksgiving. I hope you had a blessed day.

Raxx - A day in the life said...

OK Miss Sally, should I take the diet soda recipe sercoulsly, I really want to try it!

Anonymous said...

That diet soda recipe is nothing new around here. They turn out great, though a little more dense than a regular boxed cake mix. Very moist. As a matter of fact, my husband just bought an orange cake mix and diet orange soda. Use your imagination for several different variations!