For a long time now, this blog has had a real shortage of cake recipes--Honestly cakes are not my thing, I'm not the worst baker, but I'm certainly not the best. There are still plenty of things for me to learn when it comes to baking. Michael is the resident baker around here, at least when it comes to cakes. So Michael made this 7-Up Pound Cake this weekend. I just observed:D
7-Up Pound Cake
1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
3 cups sugar
5 large eggs
1 & 1/2 tsp lemon extract
1 & 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
7 oz 7-up soda (any lemon-lime flavored soda will do)
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan; set aside. In a large bowl, beat the butter, shortening, and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the lemon and vanilla extracts, mixing well to combine. Add the flour to the butter mixture in three batches, alternately with lemon-lime soda. Mix well after each addition. Spoon the batter into the prepared tube pan. Bake until a tester inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean, about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Cool the cake in the pan for 30 minutes. Remove the cake from the pan and let cool completely.
Pound cake is always best topped with fresh summer berries!
I've gotten a little behind on posting and a have a quite a few recipes I need to get posted, it just seems like this time of year there are so many other things I want to do instead of sitting in front of the computer--like this weekend a trip to Oak Mountain, and hiking to Peavine Falls. Even though the falls were not nearly as impressive as I had hoped--they were nearly dry, only a trickle of water, it was still good to be out in nature. I'm hoping to get caught up on my posting this coming week.