I asked Dan to name his 5 favorite desserts and this 7-Up Cake was on the list. It intrigued me and since he told me it was one that his Granny used to make for his birthday...well my decision was made.
I'm not sure if this was the way his Granny made it. I found quite a few recipes for different versions of this cake, most of them extremely simple. Some had a pineapple topping. Not knowing if Dan really liked pineapple, I opted for a simple orange glaze to compliment the tangy cake. Well at least I hope it's tangy, that's what the review said anyway.
I'm looking forward to meeting Dan and letting him get to know my crazy family and friends. I think he'll have a great time.
If you'd like to check out a very cool website and read some history behind this cake check out Culinary Types.
1 package white or yellow cake mix
1 small package lemon jello
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup 7-Up soda
Directions:Pour 7-up into a cup slowly to retain bubbles, but not have a lot of foam on top. (that's the way the recipe was written)
Put all ingredients into mixing bowl and beat two to three minutes at medium speed. Pour batter into greased and floured tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees 45 to 60 minutes until cakes tests done and barely begins to pull away from sides of pan. Cool in pan 10 minutes then move to wire rack to cool completely. Glaze cake if desired, or sprinkle with powdered sugar.
2 cups Confectioner's sugar
4 tablespoons orange juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Mix together and drizzle over cooled cake.I hope Dan likes it!