Recipe by JSWERVE0712
"This is my favorite recipe. My grandmother and mother used to make this when I was a child. It is absolutely wonderful! You can substitute 7Up® for milk in the glaze."
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1 1/2 cups
all-purpose flour, sifted
lemon-lime carbonated beverage (such as 7Up®)
sifted confectioners' sugar
I made it using recipe, added glaze from another (powdered sugar, 7-up, vanilla extract), It was mmmm mmmm good!!!
I tried this recipe and the flavor was good but the texture came out really dense. Very heavy. It was just ok for me. Follow the recipe to the letter.
Pretty good. I made this for a coworker's birthday and it stayed in the freezer at work until we were ready to sing to him. I didn't get a chance to eat it right away but I tried it later that day and it was pretty good. It's a little heavy, similar to a pound cake, and nice and lemony. It didn't go all that quickly, though, so it wasn't as much of a hit as some of the cakes I've brought to work. Thanks for the recipe!
I received this recipie, a Bundt cake pan and a bottle of lemon extract as a gift at my wedding shower 28 years ago and it is a favorite at our house. I do add freshly grated lemon peel, and don't use the glaze, just a bit of powdered sugar oner the top. Always super moist and a lemony treat!
I love this recipe. My aunt Syble has made 7up cake for the past 50 years or so. It has become a holiday favorite in our family.
It is worth noting that this is essentially a pound cake. That means that, by design, the texture is denser and heavier than a layer cake. That means that, generally speaking, smaller servings are in order.
The recipe here is basically the same as my aunt's, except that instead of using 1-1/2 cups of butter, 1 cup of butter and 1/2-cup of all-vegetable shortening are used in the cake. The shortening changes the texture slightly, giving the cake a smoother texture.
Another difference is in the glaze. Instead of using milk, melted butter is used; and 1-2 Tbsp. of lemon juice is used instead of vanilla extract. If the glaze is too thick, either additional butter or lemon juice can be added. The lemon juice flavor in the glaze complements the flavor of the cake.
I prefer 7up, but my mother sometimes uses Mountain Dew instead of 7up, which yields a slightly different flavor; but delicious, nonetheless.
Nana did good ! Thank you.
I have tried this recipe twice and each time I have it turned out wonderful the only thing is I wish the glaze but stay on the cake and not run down to the bottom of the pan love it. Katrina
While I loved the texture of the cake I was disappointed in the huge amount of lemon extract it called for... 2 TBL is way too much...I read it several times and then followed it against my better judgement. The taste is just ok...but has a definite medicine taste..and I did use high quality extract. I will make this again but use vanilla and perhaps almond...or a squeeze of real lemon. Other than that it's a keeper.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
7 Up(R) Cake
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 172
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