This delicious 7Up Pound Cake is made with an old fashioned recipe that you may remember.
It is light and fluffy and a great go-to cake when you need a little citrus added in your diet.
*Because of the reaction of 7Up in this recipe it does not need baking power, soda or salt.
Let all your ingredients come to room temperature out of the refrigerator, except your 7Up that you will be adding to your glaze mixture. Keep it cold.
Do not open your can of 7Up that is going into your cake batter until you are ready to add it to the batter in your mixing bowl.
Sift the flour, then measure it.
I sift my flour onto a sheet of waxed paper then spoon it into my measuring cup, thereby save washing another dish.
Cream butter and sugar in a stand mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
Stir in lime juice, lemon extract and vanilla extract.
Stir in eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Gently fold in flour and scrape down sides and bottom of bowl.
Fold in 7Up slowly until well mixed.
Pour batter into a 10" tube cake pan that has been greased on the bottom and lined on the bottom with parchment paper.
Then grease the parchment paper plus sides of pan.
Dust bottom and sides of pan lightly with sifted flour, then gently shake out any excess flour.
Pour batter into the tube pan making sure to smooth top of batter so cake will bake as level as possible.
Bake in 325F. preheated oven 1 hour and 15 minutes or until cake tests done when probed with a toothpick or small knife in the center.
When it is done, remove pan from oven and let cake set 10 minutes before removing it from the pan to finish cooling on a cooling rack.
When cooled, prepare 7Up glaze.
Cream butter and add powdered sugar.
Fold in amount of 7Up to make a glaze that is thick enough so that it does not run off the sides of cake when frosted.
Place unglazed cake on a serving plate, drizzle or frost with the glaze and let it rest a couple of hours before serving.
The soft drink 7Up, was launched under the long name "Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda" two weeks before the horrific Wall Street Crash of 1929.