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 a more intense lemon flavor, but the natural flavoring of fresh lemon juice gives it a more subtle lemon flavor without being 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)
•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)
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.
1 cup powdered sugar
2 to 3 Tablespoons whole milk
2 to 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
1.Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl, adjusting milk and lemon juice to taste.
Other Great Cake Ideas to Try
There are so many amazing cakes out there for you to try. This 7-Up cake is just one of them! After giving it a try, consider these other fantastic cake ideas.
If you haven't tried making a rainbow layer cake yet, you absolutely need to. This gorgeous cake takes some time and effort to prepare and assemble, but the end product is definitely worth it. This is a cake that will have everyone doing a double-take. This is a more advanced cake, so definitely make sure you know your way around a cake before trying.
For something more beginner friendly, try making a poke cake. Poke cakes are super simple, especially if you just use a box cake mix. We know the baking purists out there may cringe at the idea, but sometimes you just don't have the time or energy to make a cake from scratch. Once the cake is done, poke a bunch of holes in it and pour your sauce of choice over the top.
Finally, for a great summertime cake you should try making an orange cake. Many people haven't tried an orange cake before, and that's a real shame. This light, pleasant cake is a great end to a summer picnic, especially when frosted with vanilla or chocolate frosting.
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