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Effortless Elegance: Elevate Your Dessert Game with Easy 7-Up Cake





In the world of baking, sometimes the most delightful creations come from the simplest recipes. Enter the Easy 7-Up Cake—a dessert that beautifully marries the effervescence of soda with the decadence of a cake. If you’re looking to impress your taste buds and your guests with minimal effort, this unique take on a classic treat is the answer. Join us as we explore the charm and simplicity of creating a cake that’s as delicious as it is easy.

Ingredients:

For the Cake:

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup 7-Up soda (room temperature)

For the Glaze:

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Zest of one lemon (for a burst of citrusy flavor)

Instructions:

For the Cake:

  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 325°F (160°C). Grease and flour a Bundt pan or a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the granulated sugar and softened unsalted butter until it becomes light and fluffy. This should take approximately 2-3 minutes.
  3. Incorporate the eggs one at a time, ensuring each egg is well combined before adding the next.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour and salt.
  5. Gradually add the dry mixture to the butter-sugar-egg mixture, alternating with the lemon and vanilla extracts.
  6. Gently fold in the 7-Up soda, which will add a delightful effervescence to the batter. Mix until just combined; avoid overmixing, as this can result in a denser cake.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared Bundt pan or baking dish, ensuring it’s evenly distributed.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. The cake should have a golden-brown hue and a wonderful aroma.
  9. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 10-15 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Glaze:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the confectioners’ sugar and lemon juice until you achieve a smooth glaze.
  2. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cake, allowing it to cascade down the sides in a beautifully artistic manner.
  3. For a burst of zesty flavor, sprinkle the zest of one lemon over the glaze.