Classic 7 UP Pound Cake
This recipe has been around for years and, judging from its popularity, it will be around for many years to come. Do you collect 7 Up history? 7 Up collectibles for sale, including the green 7 Up glasses.
For the Glaze:
Combine butter, shortening, sugar, vanilla and almond extract in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour and salt, and add to butter/sugar mixture alternately with 1 cup 7 UP, beating well after each addition.
Spoon batter into prepared 10-inch tube pan, and bake for 1 hour and 45 minutes, or until cake tester comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then invert on serving plate and remove pan.
While cake is cooling, make the glaze by stirring together the 1/4 cup 7 UP and 1/2 cup sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and boil 1 to 2 minutes or until sugar is completely dissolved. Punch holes in top of warm cake with a toothpick. Spoon glaze over cake, and cool completely before serving.
Makes one 10-inch cake.
Prep time: 20 minutes; Cooking time: 1 hour 45 minutes; Total time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Recipe editor Patricia Mitchell
Kitchen tools you'll need: 10-inch Tube Pan, Electric Mixer, Mixing Bowls, Rubber Spatula, Wire Cooling RacksTo finish, dust with confectioner's sugar, or pour some strawberry glaze on a slice.
The serving dishes in our photograph are Fiesta dinnerware.
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