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The Best Fanta Cake – easy and perfect for celebrations

fanta cake

This Fanta cake is a must try for birthdays or other celebrations. It’s an easy treat with a burst of lemony, fizzy fun, combining the zesty pop of Fanta with the comfort of a classic tray bake cake. It’s a celebration in every bite, making it the perfect addition to birthdays and special occasions.

Did you know you could make a cake using Fanta?

At the heart of this cake are staple ingredients that create a moist and fluffy base. You’ll need eggs, flour, sugar, butter, baking powder, and a touch of vanilla sugar. But here’s where the magic happens: the addition of Fanta. This beloved soda infuses the cake with a vibrant citrus flavour and a subtle effervescence that sets it apart from ordinary cakes. The result is a cake that’s as refreshing as it is indulgent.

This Fanta Cake is an absolute classic in Germany

Fanta Cake is a cherished classic in Germany, a go-to choice for celebrations of all kinds. Its cheerful disposition bring pure joy to people. Whether it’s a birthday bash, a picnic in the park, or a casual gathering with friends, this cake has a way of bringing smiles and brightening the atmosphere. Its simplicity and delightful taste make it a true crowd-pleaser.

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In the world of cakes, Fanta Cake stands out because it’s super fun to make. It bridges the gap between childhood nostalgia and the excitement of special occasions. With its fizzy, citrusy twist and moist, tender crumb, it’s a delightful treat that captures the essence of celebration. So, whether you’re looking to relive the fun of your favorite childhood soda or simply want to add a touch of sparkle to your next gathering, Fanta Cake is here to deliver a slice of pure joy. Enjoy the simplicity, the festivity, and the unmistakable delight that this cake brings to every bite. Cheers to the sweet memories and moments it will create!

Fanta Cake

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Germany
Keyword: Fanta Cake, Tray Cake
Servings: 1 tray (40 x 30 cm)


  • 500 g flour
  • 200 g sugar
  • 1 pack vanilla sugar (ca 8g, alternatively 1 tsp vanilla extract)
  • 2 packs baking powder (30g total)
  • 3 eggs
  • 250 butter, softened and cubed
  • 400 ml Fanta or alternative orange lemonade


  • 250 g icing sugar
  • 60 ml Fanta or alternative orange lemonade
  • Optional: sprinkles for decoration


  • Prepare the dough: Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix with an electric mixer for 3-4 minutes until fully combined and sugar is dissolved. It should reach a silky texture
  • Bake the cake: Lay parchment paper on a baking tray and pour to batter inside. Flatten the dough. It's a thin cake but will puff up in the oven. Bake it for 20-25 minutes at 180 degrees celsius (356 fahrenheit), check it's ready with a toothpick. It should be lightly golden
  • Icing & decorate: Once the cake has cooled, combine icing sugar and Fanta. Spread it all over the cake and add sprinkles for decoration. Let it harden and enjoy!

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Made with love by Katja & Youssef | 2023