Baking with Hansen’s Natural Soda #HansensSoCal

That’s right – I baked with Hansen’s Natural Soda! I wanted to try something different so, one day, I looked for recipes involving soda. The most intriguing was that of baking brownies or cake with it. Would it still turn out okay? Would it taste overwhelming like soda? It was time for me to find out.

Brownie Recipe
1 box Brownie mix
1/2 can Hansen’s Natural Soda (or Diet Soda)

Frosting (optional)
1 cup Powdered sugar
2 Tbsp  Hansen’s Natural Soda (or Diet Soda)

Using a box of our favorite brownie mix, my daughter helped mix 1/2 a can of Hansen’s Kiwi Strawberry Soda with the powdered mix. We stirred until the batter was mixed well, poured it into a greased pan, and set it in the pre-heated oven. For the time and temperature, I used what was suggested on the box. I did need to add an extra 10 minutes of baking time to make sure the center was cooked through. Just for fun, some of the left over soda was combined with powdered sugar to make a layer of frosting. I put in a bit too much soda so the frosting was a bit liquidy and more powdered sugar had to be  added. Since I was using Strawberry Kiwi soda, I used a couple drops of food coloring just because.

Surprisingly, the brownies turned out quite well. They were chewy but solid. I did taste a bit of the soda flavor but it was minimal. The frosting (more like icing) made it too sweet for us as my family generally prefers their brownies plain. I’m not sure I’d make this on a regular basis but this was definitely an interesting experiment. The soda replaced the need of using eggs or oil, great for those that are allergic or trying to cut down. As for calories, Hansen’s offers a variety of Diet Sodas that can be used to cut those.

Hansen's Natural SodaI love that Hansen’s uses only natural ingredients and that their sodas are free of caffeine, preservatives, sodium, and high fructose corn syrup. California residents can get their fill at local grocery stores but their amazing varieties can also be ordered online at Amazon.com to be shipped nationwide.

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I have been asked to participate in a series of partnered posts for Hansen’s Natural Soda as a Social Media Correspondant. All opinions are my own.

About TerriAnn van Gosliga

TerriAnn van Gosliga is the main writer at Cookies & Clogs and Driving Mamas. Born & raised in the SF Bay Area but loves to travel. She's been married to her best friend for almost 14 years, homeschools her 13-year-old daughter, and has an accident-prone lab mix dog.

Comments

  1. crystle tellerday says:

    pomegranate

  2. Mandarin Lime, yum!

  3. pomegranate sounds great

  4. Raspberry sounds good!

  5. I’ve never had Hansens soda, pomegranate sounds amazing!!!

  6. I am excited to try the diet Mandarin Lime!

  7. Mandarin Orange is my favorite! I love that Hansens uses natural ingredients!

  8. Austin Baroudi says:

    I like the Vanilla Cola flavor.

  9. cherry vanilla creme :)

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  10. Richard Morris says:

    vanilla cola for me!

  11. Diet Kiwi Strawberry

  12. Pomegranate

  13. Shannon Baas says:

    black cherry.

  14. Ginger ale

  15. like to try Kiwi Strawberry Soda

  16. jose benavides says:

    my favorite is the vanilla cola

  17. Diet creamy root beer for me, please

  18. Diet Kiwi Strawberry

  19. mandarin lime would be good.

  20. Debra L. Guillen says:

    I have never tried Hansen before, but the pomegranate sounds good

  21. jessica edwards says:

    pom

  22. cherry vanilla creme

  23. I think I would like Raspberry the best. thanks
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  24. Diet creamy root beer sounds great!

  25. Russell Moore says:

    The mandarin orange is really good.

  26. the Vanilla Cola

  27. i think creamy root beet sounds good

  28. The creamy root beer or key lime twist sound delicious :)

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  29. carol gentry says:

    Root Beer or the cherry vanilla

  30. Creamy Root Beer

  31. Penny Snyder says:

    Mandarin Lime!! grammypenny@frontier.com

  32. black cherry

  33. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    I’d go with Diet Black Cherry

  34. Wow, I had Hansen’s all the time as a kid, but I haven’t had one in years! I think it was the Mandarin Lime I drank endlessly.

  35. Stephanie L. says:

    Diet Kiwi Strawberry sounds great!

  36. Hansen’s pomegranate soda sounds great :-)

  37. I think the Grapefruit sounds really yummy.

  38. ginger ale

  39. Heather Garcia says:

    Grapefruit

  40. Alexandra Clatterbuck says:

    I looooove Hansen’s Soda….Kiwi Strawberry is my fave!

  41. Mandarin Lime rules!

  42. susan varney says:

    i like the vanilla cola

  43. Cody Anderson says:

    Black Cherry

  44. Creamy root beer

  45. Jaime Mac says:

    Ginger ale

  46. Mandarin Lime sounds good!

  47. Elizabeth J says:

    Key lime twist

  48. Amity Johnson says:

    RASPBERRY

  49. Debra Hall says:

    the cherry vanilla cream

  50. Diane Baum says:

    raspberry please

  51. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I Have Never Had It, But Would Love To Try The Club Soda Flavor !:)

  52. Samantha Meyer says:

    The Mandarin Lime wounds good!

  53. Kayley F. says:

    Diet Kiwi Strawberry and Diet Cola

  54. Diet Kiwi Strawberry

  55. Creamy Root Beer

  56. cheryl bowman says:

    mandarin lime yum

  57. I have never tried this, but Diet black cherry sounds yummy

  58. I want Pomegranate.

  59. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    Natural cane soda is my favorite

  60. Karen Gonyea says:

    Mandarin Lime sounds great :)

  61. Nicole C. says:

    My favorite is the mandarin lime.

  62. Diet Black Cherry is my favorite.

  63. Jessica Rose says:

    Kiwi Strawberry!

  64. Jennifer C says:

    Creamy root beer

  65. Amanda K. says:

    I’d love to try their Ginger Ale!

  66. black cherry

  67. natalia ryjova says:

    I like pomegranate.

  68. Diet Black Cherry is my fave.

  69. my favorite is Mandarin Lime

  70. Creamy root beer

  71. Jennifer M. says:

    The creamy root beer

  72. Jennifer R says:

    I like the Strawberry Kiwi flavor.

  73. Terry Cross says:

    Vanilla Cola

  74. Jennifer M says:

    I like Key Lime Twist

  75. We like the Grapefruit flavor.

  76. Kiwi Strawberry

  77. Mandarin Lime

  78. Kiwi Strawberry!

  79. Lisa Garner says:

    I want to try Diet Black Cherry.

  80. Julie Cowart says:

    i LOVE the grapefruit !!

  81. the creamy root beer

  82. I haven’t tried it yet but know I’d like the Ginger Ale.

  83. dani marie says:

    i love the diet strawberry kiwi flavor.

  84. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I love the Vanilla Cola

  85. Cherry Vanilla Creme.

  86. Melanie Montgomery says:

    Diet Kiwi Strawberry.

  87. Diet creamy rootbeer

  88. Cindi Decker says:

    I like mandarin lime

  89. jeanne conner says:

    Diet Black Cherry

  90. Jennifer J says:

    I like mango orange!

  91. Diet Kiwi Strawberry

  92. Marti Parks says:

    My favorite would the the diet cherry vanilla cream.

  93. Brad Merrell says:

    Raspberry

  94. Debbie ritenour says:

    i love Vanillia Cola!

  95. Annemarie Z. says:

    I would love Ginger Ale!

  96. mandarin lime sounds good

  97. Saver Sara says:

    Ginger Ale

  98. pomengranite

  99. POMEGRANITE

  100. mary gardner says:

    vanilla cola

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  101. Kellie Conklin says:

    I love the creamy root beer! I love their variety of flavors! Thanks for the giveaway!

  102. Raspberry!

  103. susan smoaks says:

    kiwi strawberry sounds good to me

  104. James Coyne says:

    Mandarin lime

  105. Carole Ingram says:

    Diet Black Cherry :)

  106. Heather R says:

    diet Black Cherry

  107. Raspberry

  108. jenn poulin says:

    I love rootbee!

  109. Shaunda E. says:

    Cherry vanilla cream

  110. Raspberry

  111. The creamy root beer!

  112. shanta spradlin says:

    I have not tried it but Mandarin Lime sounds good.

  113. I like Cola. :)

  114. Laurie Emerson says:

    I love their Raspberry!
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  115. Buddy Garrett says:

    Raspberry is my favorite.

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