Mountain Dew Cake Recipe

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Mountain Dew is a beverage staple for many. While it’s not the healthiest thing to drink, we can probably all agree that it is delicious.

We recently stumbled upon a recipe for Mountain Dew Cake and knew it was something we had to make. With a few tweaks, this cake turned into one of the most delicious and moist cakes we’ve ever eaten. With only a handful of ingredients, including a boxed cake mix, this recipe couldn’t be easier. Simply stir together yellow cake mix, vanilla pudding mix, sour cream, eggs, oil and Mountain Dew. Then pour into a greased pan and bake! After the cake has cooled, drizzle with a Mountain Dew glaze and enjoy!

For those curious, sour cream is the magic ingredient in this cake. It helps hide any tastes that would give away the boxed cake mix. We’ve been using this trick for years and it works like a charm Give it a try!

I chose to bake mine in a bundt tin for the presentation factor. But, it can also be baked in a simple 9-inch by 13-inch casserole dish. Check out the recipe below!

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  • 15.25 oz. box Duncan Hines yellow cake mix
  • 3.4 oz. box instant vanilla pudding
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup + 5 Tbsp. Mountain Dew, divided
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • Green food coloring


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously grease cake pan with shortening and dust with flour. Set aside.

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer on low speed, mix until well combined, about 2 minutes. Pour the batter into prepared pan.

Bake 30-35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. Cool cake completely. (If using a bundt pan, allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack.)

Whisk together powdered sugar, 5 Tbsp. Mountain Dew and about 2 drops of food coloring. If icing is too thick, add more Mountain Dew. If too thin, add more powdered sugar. Once icing is smooth, pour over the cake. Enjoy!


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