Diet root beer yellow cake?

OK…so I have been experimenting with baking cakes lately. I love cake. It is one of my favorite foods. If I could live on cake and not turn out looking like the Pillsbury Doughboy, I would…in a heartbeat. I love the smell of cake. I love the texture of cake. I love the taste of cake. But, as you know eating healthy and cake don’t necessarily mix. Hence the experimenting.

This time around, I mixed a can of A & W diet root beer with a Pillsbury reduced-sugar classic yellow cake mix. As I am writing this, the cake is in the oven and the smell is almost, well, shall I say, orgasmic. Seriously, that is how much I love cake. Have you ever been to Cold Stone Creamery…they have cake batter ice cream there. It is heavenly. I would take that over some ooey gooey chocolatey delicious ice cream any day.

Anyway, I think this cake is going to taste a lot better than the diet Pepsi chocolate cake, which by the way, there are still a couple pieces left. I know the batter tasted great!

And just so you know, cake isn’t the only thing I have been eating lately. My gosh, have you tasted the summer fruits lately…blueberries, cherries, plums, canteloupe, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, watermelon….oh my, I also LOVE fruit. I actually found out this year that I love plums and I really love fresh blueberries. In fact, I had a cup of blueberries as a dessert after my lunch today. 

Well, the buzzer just went off. Time to go try some diet root beer cake….yum-yum!

6 thoughts on “Diet root beer yellow cake?

  1. since I don’t care for rootbeer, I’m not sure I would like this cake…but I don’t care for coffee either, but I love it in chocolate cake. I’ll be curious to hear how it turned out.


  2. The taste of the yellow cake mix comes out more than the taste of the root beer does, which was unlike the diet Pepsi cake. To me, I could really taste the pop in that one. With this cake, the actual flavor of the yellow cake mix comes out. I really liked it. One thing to keep in mind, the top and sides of the cake get like a little crust, but the inside stays quite moist, maybe almost doughy. Kind of. I really liked though and will definitely make it again!!!! If I make the chocolate one again, I will use a diet cherry Coke instead or maybe a diet Dr. Pepper.


  3. As a cake addict myself, this is awesome! I’m in WW too and this will definitely help with my cake affliction. I have missed it in the couple of months I’ve been doing WW 🙂


  4. OK, you, me and Amber – cade addicts in WW, we should start our own little community! You’ve reminded me of a recipe that was being raved about at a recent meeting:

    Pumpkin Brownies


    1 15oz can Pumpkin
    1 Devils food Chocolate Cake Mix
    A little water- maybe up to 2 tbsps


    Spray 13×9 Pan with oil spray
    Mix canned pumpkin into cake mix. Add a little water as needed- batter is suppose to be thick. Pour into greased pan & bake for about 30mins. When inserted, knife or toothpick should come out clean.
    You can spice this up by adding a tsp vanilla or chocolate chips or nuts- but make sure you add in the extra calories! 🙂

    Number of Servings: 16

    Nutritional Info
    Servings Per Recipe: 16
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories: 146.3
    Total Fat: 3.3 g
    Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
    Sodium: 226.1 mg
    Total Carbs: 28.0 g
    Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
    Protein: 1.6 g


  5. Thanks, Marcy. I have been meaning to try that one, but didn’t really have the recipe. Now I do! I think if you cut the pieces into 20, the points would go from 3 to 2. Just a thought. If you make it, let me know how it is. Thanks!


  6. 1. Don’t eat anything that is white. Think about most foods that are white and chances are you shouldn’t be eating it. Specifically, I’m talking about white bread, pasta, sugar, white rice, and most milk products. Healthy foods like cauliflower, chicken, turkey, fish are all exceptions to this rule. Based on Tio’s current eating habits, I didn’t think he was all too worried about cauliflower anyway.

    2. Only drink water, NOTHING else! How about coffee? Just to keep any possible withdrawal headaches at bay, one small cup of organic black coffee is ok. Can you add half and half?…Well is it white?

    3. Don’t eat anything with the word wheat in the ingredients list. What if it’s whole wheat? Look, if the word starts with W and ends in T and has the letters h-e-a in between, you can’t eat it.


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