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I love Fanta Orange soda for so many reasons. One, of course, is that it tastes amazing. Another though is that I can give it to my kids without guilt. You see, I don’t allow my children to have caffeinated soda so the always caffeine-free Fanta sodas are a huge hit in my house. We recently headed to Walmart for some Halloween shopping and I decided to grab some Fanta while there.
I was so glad to see the Halloween display at our store. We had so many delicious choices of Fanta to choose from (both regular and “zero” varieties). My kids love Strawberry soda and we haven’t ever bought it for home so they insisted we get that flavor! Not only that, but there were some valuable coupons right on the bottles at the display.
I always like to keep plenty of water on hand too though. We drink water all the time and the kids like to have bottles to bring to sports practices and games. I will be bringing water with us on Hallween night too. So, it was off to find Dasani water! See below what fun we had with that!
I knew, when deciding what kind of recipe to make with Fanta soda, that it had to be quick, easy, and inexpensive. I started thinking about this as we walked around, getting things like the Dasani Water, last minute costume needs, and a pumpkin for the front porch.
It came to me when we walked down the cake mix aisle! I was going to make an angel food cake with our Orange Fanta. Sounds good, right? My kids had never had angel food cake and my husband and I both love it. It seemed like the perfect idea and fit my requirements… it is quick to prepare, easy to do, and inexpensive (costs less than $5).
All you need is an Angel Food cake mix and Fanta Orange soda. Truly, that’s it! You will want to pour the soda out and let it sit for a few hours before mixing with the cake mix to avoid the fizz taking over the recipe.
Mix your two ingredients together and pour into an angel food cake pan (or loaf pan). Cook according to the directions on the package. When it comes out, you are going to put it over a glass bottle and let it cool. I decided to go one step further and add a Fanta Orange Glaze to the top. Again, this is only 2 ingredients! You will find the full recipe at the bottom of this post.
When the cake has fully cooled, you can pour the glaze over the top, letting it drizzle down the sides. YUM!
The kids wanted a piece of cake immediately but I had to make them wait a bit (so as not to eat before bed). Instead, I decided to make their first experience with angel food cake a fun one. Remember those Dasani bottles and Fanta mini-cans we bought? They make a great addition to our Halloween fun!
The Fanta mini-cans are really cute all on their own. They have adorable Halloween designs on them so I placed them on our tray without changing anything.
I thought it would be fun to dress up the bottles as ghosts! A coffee filter is the perfect size for mini-bottles. Simply cut a line in both directions in the middle of the filter and then place over the top of the water bottle. Add some googly eyes and you are finished! Kids will love the mini-ghosts!
Here is the full Fanta Orange Recipe for you!
- Angel Food cake mix
- Orange Fanta soda, 1¼ cups for cake, 3 tbs for glaze
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- Pour 1¼ cups of soda out in cup at least 1 hour before needing to use. This will decrease the amount of carbonation.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- After letting soda sit, pour angel food cake mix into bowl. Gently pour soda into mixture and stir well.
- Pour into angel food cake pan. (can use loaf pan as well).
- Decrease oven temperature to 325 degrees and place angel food pan on bottom shelf of oven.
- Cook according to directions (around 40 minutes, until golden brown and cracks aren't sticky).
- Place over glass bottle upside down until cool.
- Once cool, combine the powdered sugar and 3 tbs of orange soda together.
- Mix well.
- Place orange angel food cake on plate. Pour the glaze on top letting it drizzle down the sides.