October 13, 2015

7-up Citrus Cake

This buttery citrus cake is a perfect compliment to the end of a rich meal.  It's dense but the lemon and lime helps to balance the cake out.  

Cake Ingredients:
  • 3 sticks butter, room temp
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs, room temp
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp lime juice *
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup 7-up
  • 3 cups AP flour
  • zest from 1 lemon and 1 lime
Glaze Ingredients:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1Tbsp lemon OR lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp 7-up
  1. Preheat oven to 325° F.  Grease and flour a bundt pan REALLY WELL.  
  2. In your mixer, beat butter and sugar until creamy.
  3. Incorporate eggs one at a time until completely blended.
  4. Add vanilla, citrus juice and zest.  Blend until combined.
  5. Alternate flour and 7-up to the mixture, beginning and ending with flour.
  6. Pour batter into bundt pan and bake for approx. 65 minutes.  Do the toothpick taste before removing from oven.
  7. Allow to cool for 20 minutes then invert onto plate and cool completely.
  8. Wisk together glaze ingredients and drizzle onto cake.  Let harden before slicing.
Get yourself a slice and enjoy!

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