I can remember as a little girl watching my stepfather’s mother making this delicious 7-up pound cake. Now could you believe that it was actual 7-up soda incorporated into this cake. I’m here to say, “yes it is!” If you are a soda drinker, then you could immediately identify the taste. I can recall asking her was she really going to put soda in a cake and she kept pouring. I knew once it was ready, that I had to get the first slice because I was curious of the outcome. The first bite was so moist and sweet. I could taste the soda permeating through. If you have a sweet tooth like myself then you would absolutely love this recipe that I am going to spill.
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
- 3 cups sugar
- 5 large eggs, at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon lemon extract
- zest of 1 lemon
- zest of 1 lime
- 3 cups all purpose flour, sifted
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup 7-up soda
- 1 cup of powdered sugar
- 2 Tablespoons 7-up
- Preheat oven to 325 F.
- Generously grease bundt pan. Lightly flour. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream together butter, shortening and sugar.
- Mix in the eggs one at a time.
- Fold in the vanilla and lemon extract.
- Fold in the lemon and lime zest.
- Gradually add in the flour and salt mix until combined.
- Mix in the the heavy whipping cream and 7-up. mix well until batter is fluffy.
- Spoon batter into bundt pan.
- Bake for 1 hour and 15 mins or until knife comes out clean.
- Let cake sit in pan until warm.
- Remove from pan and place on a cooling rack until cool.
- Drizzle with 7-up glaze.
- Serve with a scoop of ice cream.