7-UP Cake

so. so. so. so GOOD!

I have a small addiction to SouthernPlate.com right now. Everything Christy comes up with is like, right up my alley. Good southern food, cooked the way your mama did. Not MY mama of course, because we aren't southern. But SOMEONE'S mama cooked like this.
(I did learn a few things in our 3 years in NC however. I make the sweetest tea in Ohio. I'm sure of it.)

Anyway. On to the cake! Jackson helped with this one. See?

Scroll Down to see what he's cooking up in HIS bowl. Yummy!

Jeanne Robertson’s 7-Up Pound Cake

1 cup butter or margarine
1⁄2 cup shortening
3 cups sugar
1-1⁄2 teaspoons lemon extract
1-1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla extract
5 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
7 fluid ounces 7-Up
1-1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 tsp lemon extract

Preheat oven to 300. In a large bowl, place butter, shortening, and sugar. Beat until it is fluffy and well mixed. Add in lemon extract and vanilla flavoring. Add in all of the eggs and beat again until blended in. Add in all of your flour and then seven up. Mix until smooth and creamy. Pour into greased and floured tube pan (Jeanne just uses Baker’s Joy to spray on her pan to make this easier).
Bake at 300 for one hour, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Jeanne says to let it sit for thirty minutes before turning out. you really should. I rushed it and mine stuck a bit at the top. AND i broke a plate turning it out.

Jackson learned about shortening and the importance of scraping down the bowl while we were working on this. Then he made his own "cake", complete with egg shells, 7-Up, sprinkles, and popcorn seasoning. Check it out!

That blurry thing is his hand furiously shaking popcorn seasoning.

I politely declined his offer to be his taste tester. And then told him daddy would be happy to ;)

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  1. yum looks good! i'll have to check out that website

  2. Oh I love 7-Up Cake! I'm definitely gonna try this one out!!

  3. <~~~~Born n Raised Texan here! Southern cooking is in my blood! :)

    That looks so good! I'm seriously gonna have to try it!! :)

  4. I actually have all of the ingredients for this on hand and can't wait to give it a try. Thank goodness for daddies - lol!

  5. This looks delicious! It went right to the top of my to make list.

    Love your son helping you! Too cute!


  6. Oh, that looks awesome. Going to have to try this one out for the office (so we don't sit around at home and eat the whole damn thing)!

  7. all of a sudden i am hungry. very, very hungry! so glad you linked up. that treat looks delish!! and, um so does your little guy:)

  8. mmmmmm this looks so yummy! great recipe- i REALLY want to try it soon!

  9. Never thought of soda in a cake....but it totally makes sense! I love how you had Jackson help you....it's so cute when the kids try to make stuff too!

    I'm having a recipe link up this weekend and would love you if you add this!


  10. Looks awesome! I have all the ingredients but 7up! I need to make this for a picnic tomorrow! Come over and link this up under my RECIPE TAB!

    I'm stopping in from the Crafty Follow Friday link up! I'm your newest follower. Stop on in!


  11. yummy.new follower. great blog. we have a Friday Follow love for you to check out. www.lilyslaundryboutique.blogspot.com

  12. That is the moistest looking cake I think I have ever seen!!! Thanks SO much for joining in on Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passions. I hope to see you again this week :)
    ~Lori S.
    Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions

  13. I've been wanting to make one of these for a long time! Yours looks so yummy. I just bookmarked! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

  14. what a cool recipe!! def. will have to try it! your helper is adorable!!

  15. I love cakes with soda in them! They end up so light and fluffy! I usually cheat and add a can to a box of cake mix to replace some of the water, oil, and 2 of the 3 eggs.

  16. Yum! I love your little helper's cake too...a very daring combination, I must say.

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