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Do you have a recipe from your past that you remember your Mom or Grandma making? One that when you smelled it being made instantly transported you back in time? One that when you eat it you remember all of the good times associated with that particular recipe?
I have a recipe like that, it is one that I recall both my Mom and my Grandma making. Now looking back on it I realize how unique it was. They made a cake using 7UP. Yep, 7UP, the one and only delicious soft drink that so many of us grew up with and still drink to this day. If you weren’t aware, 7UP is extremely versatile, not only is it a great refreshing drink, it’s a great ingredient in many cocktails and recipes.
The 7UP Bundt cake.
Bundt cakes are reminiscent of my childhood in their own right. I remember my Mom always making them. Seems like we had a different flavored bundt cake every week and they were always there under one of those 1970’s Tupperware cake taker’s, you know, the plastic container that all Mom’s and Grandmother’s had to transport all their baked goods.
Along with bundt cakes being a staple in our home, we also always had 7UP on hand. My Mom would use it in mixed drinks for when company came over and in punch bowl recipes for our birthday parties.
The 7UP bundt cake is a super-rich and buttery cake and if you like lemon, you will love it even more! The recipe calls for lemon extract which really pairs well with 7UP’s lemon/lime flavor. Once this cake starts baking you will fall in love with the rich buttery lemon scent that will emanate from your kitchen.
I was excited to duplicate this cake in hopes that I could start a tradition with my family and perhaps one day they will ask for my recipe.
Ingredients for the cake
- 3/4 butter softened *I used unsalted
- 3 cup of white sugar
- 5 eggs
- 3 cup flour
- 2 tbsp lemon extract
- 3/4 cup plain 7UP
For the Glaze
- 2/3 powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp lemon juice or 7UP
Directions for Cake
- Cream butter and sugar together
- Add in eggs 1 at a time, beating after each egg
- Add flour
- Add Lemon Extract (Batter will be thick)
- Gently fold in 7UP until no longer fizzy
- Pour into greased bundt pan
- Bake at 350 for 1 hour to 1 hour and 25 minutes
To Make Glaze
Mix powdered sugar and lemon juice or 7UP until a medium thickness and pour over cake once cooled. *I also sprinkle some powdered sugar on top simply because I like the way it looks.
Serve warm. You could add some whipped topping or vanilla ice cream but it tastes just as good on its own.
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