This is one of my favorite cakes to bake it is simple yet oh so delicious. It has a very delicate texture and a mild lemony flavor. This is a cake from my childhood.
7 – UP CAKE:
1 1/2 cups soften butter ( do not use margarine as it changes the texture of the cake)
3 cups sugar
3 cups flour sifted at least twice
2 1/2 -3 tablespoons lemon extract
3/4 cup 7 – Up
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.Grease and flour a bunt cake pan.
Cream the sugar and butter for at least 15 minutes until light and fluffy. Add the eggs 1 at a time, mix well after each addition. Add the flour and mix well. Add the lemon extract and 7-Up. Mix well. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes in pan then turn out onto a cake plate to finish cooling. When completely cooled sprinkle with confectioner sugar.
At Christmas I make this cake but I ice the cake with a vanilla cream frosting and sprinkle crushed candy cane on it.
I get many compliments on this cake.