Doesn't it look delicious? It reminds me of a pound cake my southern neighbor I called Aunt Dot made when I was a kid. She called it a "soda pound cake" and through the years I have regretted never getting that recipe, so I was thrilled to have found it while surfing the internet.
These old TNT recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation are the best!
- 1-1/2 cups shortening
- 3 cups sugar
- 5 eggs
- 1 teaspoon EACH of vanilla and lemon extracts
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup 7-UP soft drink OR Sprite or SunDrop
Cream together the shortening and sugar.
Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well as they are added.
Add the extracts.
Add the flour alternately with the 7-UP, beginning and ending with flour.
Turn into a greased and floured tube pan and bake at 300 degrees for 1-1/2 hours or until cake tests done.
While cake bakes, prepare the glaze:
1 stick butter
2 cups sugar
1 tall can evaporated milk
Place in a saucepan and cook over low heat until thick (consistency of buttermilk), about 10 minutes. Be careful to not overcook. Pour over the cake while cake is hot.