What is the recipe for southern 7-Up cake?


Quick Answer

To make 7-Up pound cake, start by preheating an oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, beat together 3 cups of sugar, 1 cup of butter or margarine and 1/2 cup of shortening until the mixture is well incorporated and fluffy.

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Next, add 5 eggs and 1 1/2 teaspoons each of lemon and vanilla extracts, and mix again until all the ingredients are blended. Finally, add in 3 cups of all-purpose flour and 7 ounces of 7-Up. Beat everything again until the batter is creamy and free of lumps. Bake the cake in a greased and floured Bundt pan for one hour, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let the cake rest for about 30 minutes after it comes out of the oven before turning it out of the pan.

To make a glaze for the cake, combine 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons of milk and 1/4 teaspoon of lemon extract, and mix together well. Carefully pour the glaze over the cooled cake, and let the glaze set.

A variation of this recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups butter instead of a butter and shortening combination. It also adds lemon zest into the cake and candied lemons on top.

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