7-Up Pound Cake

7-Up Pound CakeIt’s still winter, which means my craving for comfort foods and all things baked continues. To satisfy my sweet tooth, I rifled through my mom’s recipe book, which is chock full of old-school dishes, and found a list of ingredients for a 7-Up Pound Cake. Yes, it’s actually made using the soft drink. I happened to have a bottle of lemon-lime soda (thanks, Anita) and decided to try the recipe even though the only instructions were “Bake in a pound cake pan for 1 hour 10 minutes.”

I added a little sour cream to the batter for moisture (and because it’s physically impossible for me to follow a recipe exactly as written) and ended up with a nice, dense, but not too sweet cake. It lasted less than 48 hours…

7-Up Pound Cake

1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened

1/2 cup vegetable shortening

2 cups sugar

5 eggs

1/2 cup sour cream

2 teaspoons lemon extract

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 cups flour

1 cup 7-Up

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly oil and flour a Bundt pan.

In a large mixing bowl, mix butter and shortening together. Gradually add sugar and mix until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add sour cream and extracts and mix until fully incorporated. There should be no white streaks in the batter. Add flour and 7-Up alternately, beginning and ending with flour.

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for about 1 hour or until cake tester or toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.

Cool in pan 5 minutes, then invert onto cake plate.

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2 responses to “7-Up Pound Cake

  1. limeandlemon

    This is a very interesting recipe .. i heard of it before but never really tried it … looks and sounds delicious .. Laila .. http://limeandlemon.wordpress.com

    • Thanks, Laila! This recipe does produce a yummy cake, but I should warn you not to go in expecting it to taste overwhelmingly of 7-Up. It does have la emon undertone, but that’s likely the result of the lemon extract. It’s delicious nonetheless!

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