So 7-Up Cake and why haven’t I blogged this before… like se7en-Up!!! Well I never even heard of it before but my great friend in Georgia sent me the recipe and this is what you are aiming for:
Now never ever try a recipe for the first time if you intend to blog it later in the day! Mishaps can happen… But lets just say this recipe is as easy as pie… and mishaps are more to do with mothering than recipes!!!
So Let’s Meet the Players:
- 1 1/2 cups butter
- 3 cups castor sugar (which is fine sugar, ground somewhere between regular sugar and icing sugar)
- 5 eggs
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
- 1 cup 7-Up (or lemonade will do, but not on this blog!)
Play The Game:
Step 1: Put your butter and sugar into the mixer and beat them until they are fluffy and light.
Step 2: Add your five eggs, beating them in one at a time… you should end up with a really fluffy mixture.
Step 3: Add in the three cups of flour and beat it in quickly.
Step 4: Add in the lemon juice.
Step 5: And finally add in your cup of 7-Up.
Step 6: Pour into the greased baking pan.
Step 7: And bake at 160 degrees Celsius (325 degrees Fahrenheit) for about 45 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean. It really depends on what you bake it in as to how long it takes, so you will have to keep an eye on it!
Leave it to cool in the baking tray for about half an hour and then turn it out to cool on a rack.
At this stage don’t go and collapse on the couch and read stories… because there are certain “little sisters in crime” who may reduce your cake to this, before you realize that all is too quiet:
Any guesses at the culprits?
At which stage salvage what you can, dust it with icing sugar, plate it up and you are good to go!
This was a big hit! Cake that tastes like summery soda… and I had, oh only about se7en requests for this for their next birthdays.