7 up Pound Cake
This recipe has been around for years and, judging from its popularity, it will be around for many years to come.
+ 1 cup butter, softened
+ 1/2 cup shortening
+ 3 cups sugar
+ 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
+ 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
+ 5 eggs, at room temperature
+ 3 cups all-purpose flour
+ 1/2 teaspoon salt
+ 1 cup 7 UP
For the Glaze:
+ 1/4 cup 7 UP
+ 1/2 cup sugar
Preheat oven to 300įF. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan.
Combine butter, shortening, sugar, vanilla and almond extract in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour and salt, and add to butter/sugar mixture alternately with 1 cup 7 UP, beating well after each addition.
Spoon batter into prepared 10-inch tube pan, and bake for 1 hour and 45 minutes, or until cake tester comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then invert on serving plate and remove pan.
While cake is cooling, make the glaze by stirring together the 1/4 cup 7 UP and 1/2 cup sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and boil 1 to 2 minutes or until sugar is completely dissolved. Punch holes in top of warm cake with a toothpick. Spoon glaze over cake, and cool completely before serving.
Makes one 10-inch cake.
Prep time: 20 minutes; Cooking time: 1 hour 45 minutes; Total time: 2 hours 5 minutes