Wednesday, July 15, 2015

7-Up Pound Cake

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.

Link to a similar pound cake, often called Baptist Pound Cake since it is bathed in glaze or State Fair Pound Cake since it appeared at the NC State Fair in 1981.

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