Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 35 mins

This cake is so moist and delicious just a dusting of powdered sugar will suffice, but butter cream frosting would be a fabulous option.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (15 1/2 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 12 cup Pepsi
  • 12 cup applesauce


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl mix all ingredients with a hand mixer on low for 30 seconds, scrape bowl.
  3. On medium speed mix for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  4. Pour into a 9x13" greased pan.
  5. Bake for 30-40 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Cool completely, then dust with powdered sugar or frost as desired.
Most Helpful

This was awesome! I made my own gf cake mix and got 24 terrific muffins out of it - so moist and yummy. Great idea to use ketchup and pepsi in it - I'd never dreamed of doing that, but the result is a unique flavour. Maybe it depends on the cocoa you use - or personal taste - but other than the previous reviewer I found it chocolatey enough.
Thanks for sharing!

Mia in Germany March 12, 2013

I love to make and bake cakes. Because I live at high altitude I have to add a little more flour and bake longer. I was interested in the ingredients. This was very moist. The flavor was good but
subtle. It tasted like a very moist applesauce cake. I have made tomato soup cakes and mexican chocolate cakes and I would increase the dry cocoa and ketchup and add cinnamon to the mix. Very clever recipe. I think the flavor would pop if these ingredients were used and increased. Thank you.

Montana Heart Song March 02, 2013