REAL LEMON-Y 7-UP LEMON CAKE RECIPE.

I chose to make this recipe after feeling for something sweet during my nightly binge TV watching. I needed something easy and super light, therefore, I went for this lovely 7-up Lemon cake. I’m usually not a huge fan of cake as a first choice of dessert; I simply prefer cheesecakes, cupcakes, cookies, etc. But I must admit that this cake is a winner every time! Sometimes, I choose to change things up by using Sprite or another lemon-lime flavored soda, but with tonight’s original soda (7-up), I can attest to the great flavor profile in this cake. Besides, this is really the ONLY time that I get a bit of soda in my system, except when I rarely decide to enjoy a can of Coca Cola. It’s just so GOOD, especially when it’s cold! Can you relate? Haha!

Anyway, it’s a super quick recipe to throw together, however, the bake time is a little over an hour, so I wouldn’t recommend making this if you’re in an immediate need for a quick sugar fix, unless you can wait of course. Haha.

Be sure to check out the recipe below if you decide to give it a GO! 

REAL LEMON-Y 7-UP LEMON CAKE RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 cup 7-up soda
  • 5 Eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon extract (which gives it a greater Lemon flavor!)
  • 1/2 cup Powdered sugar
  • 3 cups All-purpose flour
  • 3 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 3 full sticks of butter (preferably, unsalted)
  • 1 teaspoon Milk (I used evaporated milk BUT regular milk is fine!)
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon Juice (real or squeeze kind is fine) OR lemon extract if you want a deeper lemon flavor

METHOD

  1. Mix butter and granulated sugar together for about 10 minutes OR until well incorporated and fluffy.
  2. Add in eggs (1 at a time), beating well after each one.
  3. Add in your flour and lemon extract and continue to mix well.
  4. Once everything is well mixed, turn off mixer and fold in the 7-up soda with a spatula.
  5. Pour into well greased Bundt cake pan and even out batter all around.
  6. Side tip: Add a half-filled small pot of water in oven with cake to keep the cake moist while baking.
  7. Bake at 325 degrees in oven for 1 to 1 hour & 20 minutes (OR until golden brown & fully set).
  8. Remove from oven and let it cool for at least 30-45 minutes and then add lemon glaze by whisking together: milk, lemon juice, and powdered sugar.
  9. Add your garnish of fresh fruits or ice cream if desired and ENJOY!

WALLAH!

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2 Comments

  1. Rhonda Sittig

    This sounds like it really would have a great flavor– all that lemon! And you do make it look easy. And I’m with you on desserts– I like them all!– but especially making cake– because it’s so easy to make some thing that works with a lot of eaters! Happy Baking Shanika!! xox

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