For those who realize at the last minute that you have to bake something for a party, school event, work potluck, or family get-together, the One Pot Chef David Chilcott of Australia has a really easy, two-ingredient recipe for cupcakes. All you need is a cake mix, a can of soda, paper cups, and either marshmallows or icing.
For the cupcakes themselves, you simply mix the cake mix and 1 1/2 cups of soda together. Chilcott recommends a mild-flavored cake mix since the flavor of the cupcakes comes from the soda. He does point out that you can get creative with your combinations. If you mix a chocolate cake with a cherry cola, you can have a cherry cordial flavor going on with your cupcakes.
Once the batter is ready, spoon it into the paper cups in your muffin tin and place the tin into an oven that has been preheated to 350 degrees. Let them cook for 20 to 25 minutes. If you want a really easy icing, Chilcott used marshmallows for the top. About 2 minutes before the cupcakes were finished, he placed a single marshmallow on the top and placed them back in the oven. If you prefer real icing, then once the cakes are cool, feel free to spread your favorite flavor icing on the top.
These amazing cupcakes aren’t the only easy recipes that Chilcott has come up with. He has a site called the One Pot Chef that is full of all kinds of easy recipes that are ideal for people with busy lives who want to eat well but don’t have the time to spend all day in the kitchen. According to Chilcott’s Facebook page, he has been doing cooking videos since 2007, so he has quite a library to choose from.
The next time you find yourself in a pinch or maybe just suffering from a craving for something sweet, try out this super simple recipe. The cleanup is a matter of a spoon and bowl, and the time is about 30 minutes including the baking time. Baking can’t get a whole lot simpler than this.
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