Iantha's 7-Up Cake

Janice Bartholome

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My mom, Iantha Crigler, passed away in February of 2012 at the age of 95. Until Alzheimer's slowed her down a few years ago, she was the best cook I ever knew.

This cake is a common recipe, but she didn't dare show up at a church potluck without it. When SHE made it, it was something special!

It only needs a glaze, but in one of these photos, I added the Peeps Sunflower from another Just A Pinch recipe to make it pretty for Easter.

I added a few photos of Mom in the directions for those who wanted to see them. You'll see she never lost her sense of humor or her ability to have fun!


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Serves:

18-24 pieces

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

1 box
cake mix, lemon,white or yellow (lemon is best!)
1 box
instant lemon pudding mix
3
eggs
3/4 c
vegetable oil
1 can(s)
7-up (or any lemon-lime soda pop) 12-oz

GLAZE

3 Tbsp
lemon juice
3/4 c
powdered sugar (approx.)

DOES NOT DO WELL IF DOUBLED!

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix all ingredients together.
2
Pour mixture into a 9x13 baking pan sprayed with cooking spray (or greased).
3
Bake until done. (What can I say? That's what my Mom's recipe card says! :P I'm pretty sure that I used the directions on the cake mix as a guideline and then tested it with a toothpick and watched for it to pull away from the sides of the pan.)
4
GLAZE: Stir the powdered sugar into the lemon juice and spread on top of hot cake. If you want to be a bit fancy, add a little lemon zest to the glaze.

(Jan says: This isn't a "pretty" cake. If you want to make it fancier, you could certainly frost it with a vanilla or lemon frosting and sprinkle it with lemon zest or even yellow sprinkles. In the photo I just added on 4/7/12 I decorated it for Easter with a Peeps Sunflower that I borrowed from another JustAPinch Recipe.

But it's so good with just the glaze that frosting would be overkill, IMHO! :P)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes