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These two-ingredient cupcakes are easy to make and taste amazing!  Just mix cake mix with your favorite SANPELLEGRINO® Momenti flavor for a delicious dessert

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Two-Ingredient Cupcakes

Did you know that you can make cupcakes with just cake mix and soda water?  Well, you can and I’m excited to share this super simple and delicious treat with you today.

Connor loves helping me bake so I love finding easy recipes that he can help with and this is definitely one of those recipes.  He actually made the cupcakes all by himself because they are that simple.  And, I’ll be 100% honest – I was a little worried that just adding soda water wouldn’t actually work but I’m here to say that it does and the cupcakes are delicious.

Not only is this an awesome recipe for kids but they taste amazing because we used SANPELLEGRINO® Momenti.  I’m a sucker for sparkling fruit water so I was so excited to find SANPELLEGRINO® Momenti at my local Walmart.  This new low calorie, sparkling fruit drink combines real juice with carbonated water making it a healthier option to soda.  Now I can sip on my new favorite drink while baking with it.

Two-Ingredient Cupcakes made with cake mix and sparkling water.

How to Make Two-Ingredient Cupcakes

So, now that you’re craving cupcakes, let’s whip up a batch.  And, when I say this is an easy recipe – I mean super easy!

Cake mix and sparkling water make the easiest two-ingredient cupcakes.

First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Add cake mix to a large mixing bowl.  Then slowly add in 1 1/2 cups SANPELLEGRINO® Momenti to the bowl.  It will bubble up a little but that’s okay.  Just mix together with a large spoon.

Cake mix and sparkling water are combined to make two-ingredient cupcakes.

Once ingredients are well combined, fill each cupcake liner about 3/4 of the way with batter and bake for 15-17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.  Let cool before adding your favorite icing.

two-ingredient cupcakes

Cupcake Mix-in Ideas

After making these cupcakes I realized that they would taste amazing with chopped up peaches.  We used SANPELLEGRINO® Momenti Clementine & Peach in our recipe so fresh peaches would be the perfect addition to this easy cupcake recipe.  Here are a few more creative cupcake mix-in that would go great with these 2 Ingredient cupcakes:

  • Fresh fruit like strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries
  • Don’t just add sprinkles to the icing.  Mix it right into the batter.
  • You can never go wrong with chocolate chips
  • Chopped nuts or poppy seeds
  • Shredded carrots or grated zucchini would be good too if you want to sneak some veggies into your child’s treats.

So, now that I’ve shared my secret ingredient for making delicious cupcakes, it’s time for you to head to Walmart and pick up a box of cake mix and SANPELLEGRINO® Momenti so you can enjoy a light and refreshing drink while making these easy 2 ingredient cupcakes.  In fact, you can make it even easier by ordering everything online at and either picking it up or have it sent right to your home.

You just can’t beat a refreshing drink that only has 35 calories with no added sugar.  This new sparkling fruit drink is available in 3 exciting flavors:

  • Clementine & Peach
  • Pomegranate & Blackcurrant
  • Lemon & Red Raspberry

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two-ingredient cupcakes


Two-Ingredient Cupcakes

These two-ingredient cupcakes are easy to make and taste amazing!  Just mix cake mix with your favorite sparkling water for a delicious dessert.

  • Author: Kara
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 22-24 cupcakes 1x


  • 1 box of cake mix
  • 1 1/2 cups sparkling water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
  2. Add cake mix to a large mixing bowl.  Slowly pour sparkling water over cake mix and mix until well combined.
  3. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 of the way with batter and bake for 15-17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  4. Let cool before adding your favorite icing.

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