I recently discovered that there’s a pound cake recipe (that may be fairly common in the South?) that uses 7Up as one of its main ingredients. As soon as I read it, I knew what I had to do. I got out my Mountain Dew and got to work.
This pound cake was the perfect thing to make on a gray winter day in Seattle. It’s warm, dense, sweet, and slightly citrusy, and when I close my eyes I can almost-maybe picture summer.
This was one of the first pound cakes I’ve ever made, and I see more in my future. I didn’t trust my ability to get it out in a beautiful fashion, so I kept it in the loaf pan. You can use loaf pans or bundt cake pans with this recipe, and if you did a better job than I, you may even be able to get it out and plate it all nice!
I think this’ll be the perfect game night treat. The taste is familiar, the cake is easy to eat, and it’s a step up from just Mountain Dew. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
Mountain Dew Pound Cake
- 3 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 3 cups sugar
- 5 eggs
- 1 TBS lemon juice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp orange extract
- 3 cups flour
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 7 oz. Mountain Dew
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease one bundt cake pan or two loaf pans with
oil. CORRECTION: Use butter and flour! The people in the comments are much smarter than me! Look at us, we’re learning together!
2. Cream butter until fluffy. Mix in sugar and beat until combined.
3. Add in eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition. Add in lemon juice, vanilla, and orange extract. Mix.
4. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, and salt.
5. Alternate adding small amounts of the flour and Mountain Dew into the wet mixture, mixing slightly to combine in between each. When all ingredients are added, mix to combine (without overmixing).
6. Place batter in the bundt pans or divided between the two loaf pants and bake for around one hour (or until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean).
7. Let the pans cool and either remove the cake, or slice right from the pan.
There you have it! A delicious, Mountain Dew-y pound cake.
Do you have experience with pound cake? Any favorite recipes? Teach me!