Tess TJM Recipe

7-UP Lemon Cake

By Tess TJM tmoo


I bought my first nordic ware bundt pan in 1965 and this recipe was on the paper circle in the pan. It sounded interesting so I made it. I lost the recipe in a move from CA to WA, but I had given the recipe to my mother and so all was not lost ;-) since I have given recipe to lots of people, so it can't be lost again... If you love lemon flavor as much as I do, you will love this cake!!


Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Cooking Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
or 3 sticks of margarine or butter
3 c
white sugar
5
eggs
3 c
all purpose flour
3/4 c
7-up soda - regular not diet
2 Tbsp
lemon extract - yes, tablespoons
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Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix the 3 sticks of soften margarine/butter and 3 cups of sugar for 20 min. I just set the kitchen timer and walk away... If you don't do this, cake will NOT rise.
2
After the 20 min beat, add eggs, one at a time, so they mix into the mixture well.
3
Add half of the flour, along with the 7-UP soda and lemon extract. Then add the rest of the flour. Mix well.
4
Pour into a greased & floured bundt or angel food pan. I use the spray of flour/oil mixed and do a light spray around the outside edge and the middle cone.
5
Bake 350 degrees for 60-75 minutes. Cake may rise 1-2 inches above the top of the pan, but that's OK, it will settle back down after it cools.
6
After cake cools, turn it out of your pan and then you can slice and put ice cream or cool whip for serving, or can pour a lemon flavored glaze of powdered sugar, lemon extract & a dab of margarine over the cake before slicing...
7
Store in rubber sealed plastic container, as the cake is much better the second day after absorbing the flavors.
8
I like to slice the cake, unglazed, and put in the sealed containers and freeze. I write on painter's blue tape to mark my containers, this tape will come off easily from frozen container. Then I decide how I want to present this dessert for card party, dinner party or just my own eating. ;-)
9
This cake is not hard to make. Just be sure to do the 20 min beat and use regular NOT diet soda. I have never used any other soda than the 7-UP, but that doesn't mean it can't be done...

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
  • Comments

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    Trina Alaniz bagma - Sep 10, 2010
    Ummmmm, this sounds so good I would love to have a piece right now lol, Thank you for posting this recipe.
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    Tess TJM tmoo - Sep 10, 2010
    You are very welcome, Trina.... happy baking!!!!!
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    Bea L. BeachChic - Mar 24, 2011
    Bea Liles [coffeetime] has shared this recipe with discussion groups:
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    Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7 - Apr 21, 2011
    This is different than mine Tess.... and I think yours sounds great!!! Saving it to make ASAP!
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    Tess TJM tmoo - Apr 22, 2011
    I love it and it is even better the second day... I slice it and put it in Tupperware and it seems to gain more flavor the second day.... it freezes beatifully also....