7up Cake

No wait. Don't go. It's good. Really. Great, actually. My most requested cake in fact.

My friend Michele is from Texas and this is her grandmother's recipe. Maybe those of you in Texas know about this recipe—Michele says it was a staple in her house growing up. We love it around these parts but it's sometimes hard to find 7up, so it often becomes Sprite Cake. The soda is used both for flavor and in place of the baking soda for leavening.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups of sweet unsalted butter
3 cups granulated sugar
5 eggs
3 cups unbleached all purpose flour
2 tablespoons lemon extract
¾ cup 7up
powdered sugar and lemon juice for glaze

Directions:
Cream butter and sugar until smooth
Add eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition
Add flour until just combined
Ad lemon extract and 7-up slowly
Pour into prepared bundt pan
bake at 325 degrees for  1 hour and 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean

Glaze:
Combine 1/4 cup sifted confectioners sugar with 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice and mix until smooth adding more sugar or lemon juice as needed to achieve desired consistency
Drizzle over cake after cake is completely cooled

I'd show you a photo but the cake never lasts long enough to take one.

CookingAmy Drucker