7-Up Cake

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7-Up Cake is a cake that was popular in the 1950s and 1960s, because it made it incredibly easy to make a delicious homemade cake. It has a refreshingly light lemon flavor with the texture of pound cake. You can substitute 2 Tablespoons lemon extract for more intense lemon flavor, but the natural flavoring of fresh lemon juice gives it a more subtle lemon flavor without overpowering. Add the glaze and you have a perfect anytime cake.

7-Up Cake Ingredients:

•2 and ¾ cups sugar
•1 and ½ cups of butter (3 sticks)
•5 eggs
•3 cups cake flour
•2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
•2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed or bottled lemon juice
•2 teaspoons lemon zest
•3/4 cup 7•Up soda
Lemon Glaze (recipe below)

Directions:

1. Cream sugar and butter in the bowl of a mixer.

2. Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix well.

3. Add cake flour and the vanilla, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Mix well.

4. Fold 7-Up into the mixture with a spoon.

5. Pour into prepared bundt pan and bake for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and the cake is a golden color.

6. Let cool completely and invert onto cake plate.

7. Drizzle with lemon glaze (below) or sift powdered sugar on top.

Glaze Ingredients:

1 cup powdered sugar
2 to 3 Tablespoons whole milk
2 to 3 Tablespoons lemon juice

Glaze Directions:

1.Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl, adjusting milk and lemon juice to taste.