mamaw's 7-up pound cake

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By Robin Waller
from Yalaha, FL

This recipe was my Mamaw Richardson's that she baked to take to "dinner on the grounds" at her church. I found this as I was going through an envelope of recipes given to me by my mom.

serves 10 to 15
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For mamaw's 7-up pound cake

  • 3 1/2 c
    plain flour
  • 3 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 c
    shortening
  • 2 stick
    butter or margarine
  • 5
    eggs
  • 3/4 c
    7-up or lemon lime soda
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp
    lemon extract
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How To Make mamaw's 7-up pound cake

  • 1
    In a large bowl, cream together the butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and lemon extracts. Beat in the flour alternately with the lemon-lime soda, mixing just until incorporated.
  • 2
    Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool on a cake rack for 30 minutes before removing from the pan.
  • 3
    Glaze: 2 cups confectioners sugar 2 to 3 tablespoons 7-up Mix completely and then drizzle over cooled cake

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