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Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 761 kcal
For the Cake: 1 ½ cups unsalted butter room temperature 3 cups granulated sugar ½ teaspoon salt 5 large eggs room temperature 3 cups cake flour sifted 1/2 cup 7-Up soda 2 teaspoons pure lemon extract For the Glaze: 1 cup confectioner’s sugar 3 tablespoons 7-Up soda 1/2 teaspoon pure lemon extract
For the Cake: Start by preheating your oven to 315°F. Then liberally spray a 10-cup bundt pan with non-stick baking spray. In your mixer bowl, add butter and beat for 2 minutes on high speed. Slowly add in sugar and salt beat on high speed for an additional seven minutes until very pale yellow and fluffy. Next, add eggs, one at a time, combining well after each addition and scraping down the sides as needed. Turn your mixer down to its lowest speed, and slowly add flour into batter in two increments. Be careful not to overbeat. Pour in 7 Up and lemon extract, scrape down sides and mix until just combined and turn off mixer. Pour cake batter into prepared bundt pan, and bake for 1 hour and 15 -20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then invert cake on serving plate. For the Glaze:
In a small bowl, whisk together confectioner’s sugar, 7 Up, and lemon extract until it’s pourable. Spoon over the cake and allow to harden.
I like a thicker glaze so I used 1 1/2 cups of confectioners sugar.
Also, if you don't have cake flour it's really easy to make. All you have to do is put 2 tbsp of cornstarch in the bottom of a 1-cup measuring cup, then fill the cup as usual with all-purpose flour and level top. Sift the blend 4-5 times and you are good to go.
Finally I used a microplane to zest about 1 tablespoon of lemon and lime zest as decoration on the cake.
Adapted from Grandbaby Cakes (the cookbook); published with permission from Author.
Calories: 761 kcal | Carbohydrates: 123 g | Protein: 10 g | Fat: 27 g | Saturated Fat: 16 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 132 mg | Sodium: 113 mg | Potassium: 93 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 80 g | Vitamin A: 839 IU | Calcium: 27 mg | Iron: 1 mg
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.
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