Refreshing recipes using diet soda

Diet soda isn’t just for drinking. The 2 ingredient Cake recipe is an oldie but a goodie.

Diet Coke Sloppy Joes

1 lb. extra lean ground beef

1 medium onion, finely chopped

1-1/2 Tbsp. flour

1 c. diet cola

2/3 c. ketchup

1 Tbsp. vinegar

1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

2 tsp. dry mustard

3 Tbsp. brown sugar

Brown ground beef and onion in a large skillet; drain well. Stir in remaining ingredients as listed; mix well. Simmer for 30 minutes, uncovered so it will thicken.

2 Ingredient Cake

1 box of any cake mix

1 can diet soda — any kind

Put dry cake mix in large mixing bowl, add a full can of any soda and stir. Add to cake pan and bake as directed on cake mix box … Enjoy! Makes the most moist cake every! This recipe does not work well for cupcakes or cake that will be decorated. It is very moist and does not stand up well to decoration.

Sunny Lemon Cake

1 box moist lemon cake mix

1 egg plus 2 egg whites

12 oz. Sierra Mist Free

12 oz. container Cool Whip, thawed

Juice of 1 lemon

Yellow food coloring

Use mixer at low speed to mix together cake mix, soda and eggs; increase speed to medium for 3 mins. Scrape sides of bowl.

Bake in prepared 9- by 13-inch pan at 350 degrees for 29-35 mins. Cool completely.

Combine lemon juice, cool whip and food coloring. Serve with fresh or thawed from frozen berries. Refrigerate to store.