Delightfully Diet Ginger Ale Lemon Cake

Ginger Ale Lemon Cake

Sometimes I dread going to birthday celebrations. I always know there are going to be really delicious but entirely too calorie laden foods, drinks galore and – of course – birthday cake.

So whenever I can, I try and take control. I am the one hosting the party and I have control of the menu. So when we celebrated my dad’s birthday last week I made sure that everyone came over to my house and I served all of the foods I felt good about eating.

Including cake!

That’s right… a cake that I can enjoy without guilt. Plus it’s super easy to make and very, very tasty! The guests had no idea and kept talking about how moist it was. How? By using a few simple ingredients…

Ginger Ale Lemon Cake ingredients

Ginger Ale Lemon Cake

  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • 12 ounces ginger ale
  • frosting of choice

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix together the lemon cake mix and ginger ale until combined. Pour into prepared pans and bake for 25-28 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean.

Let rest for 5 minutes in the pan and then cool completely on a wire rack. Then decorate as desired!

Ginger Ale Lemon Cake fill pans

I love how versatile this cake is! You don’t have to just stick with ginger ale and lemon box cake. There are tons of cake mix/soda combos you can try! And I normally make this soda cake with diet soda to make it even more figure friendly.

But since I was serving it to others who aren’t watching their figures I didn’t want to trick them too much!

Ginger Ale Lemon Cake birthday smiles

What About Frosting?

While I used store bought frosting for my cake per my dad’s request, here are a few great calorie friendly frostings to use!

My Choice – Cool Whip Free mixed with 1 package fat free sugar free jello pudding mix (flavor depends on cake flavor)

And a few others I’ve found:

Greek Yogurt Frosting

Sugar Free Powdered Sugar Glaze


Ginger Ale Lemon Cake empty cake platter

What’s your favorite cake flavor?

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  1. Sounds like a great way to eat a healthier cake!

  2. Yum this looks delicious! I like chocolate cake best 🙂

  3. Mmmmm, my favorite is carrot cake.

  4. What a great looking and delicious sounding cake.

  5. This looks delicious. I’ve heard of diet coke in cake but not ginger ale. I will try and see how it goes!!

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