These Soda-Flavored Cakes Are Turning Heads

If you've got a sweet tooth, you're in luck — these desserts combine two of the most popular treats around, soft drinks and cake. Discovered by snack-spotting Instagrammer @threesnackateers, these cakes from pastry company Café Valley Bakery are available in a range of soft drink flavors. They've got an Orange Crush-flavored cake, an A&W Root Beer float flavor, and a lemon-lime 7UP-flavored cake. 

@Threesnackateers spotted these cakes at Woodman's Market, the Janesville, Wisconsin-based grocery chain with locations throughout Wisconsin and Illinois. Shoppers in other parts of the country may be able to find these cakes too, though, since Café Valley Bakery sells its products at grocery stores around the United States — find your local retailer at their website. In the past, the bakery chain's products have also included Dr. Pepper-flavored soda cake (via Cision PR Newswire) and, for snackers who prefer a smaller pastry, single-serving lemon-lime 7UP Cake Bites (via Snack and Bakery).

Here's how to make it yourself

So you've checked your local grocery store, and they don't have any Café Valley Bakery soda-flavored cakes available. Don't worry — you can easily make soda-flavored cake at home. Plus, when you make it yourself, you won't be limited to just Orange Crush, 7UP, and A&W Root Beer. You can pick your favorite soft drink and cake-ify it with this easy 2-ingredient recipe from Taste of Home.

To make your soda-flavored cake, just prepare the cake batter from a box mix, beat in a 12-ounce can of your soda of choice, bake it (either as a cake or as cupcakes), frost it if you want to, and you're good to go. To get flavors like those of Café Valley, the recipe recommends mixing a vanilla cake batter with root beer for a root beer float cake, adding 7UP to lemon cake for a citrusy soda flavor, or adding Orange Crush to vanilla cake for a Creamsicle flavor.