7-Up Pound Cake

For the cake
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup 7-Up soda
for the glaze
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons 7-up
    1. Preheat oven to 325˚. Grease and flour a 10-inch bundt pan or two 6-cup loaf pans.
    2. In large bowl cream together butter, sugar, and shortening.
    3. Mix in eggs one at a time, followed by flavor extracts.
    4. Fold in lemon and lime zest.
    5. In a separate bowl combine flour and salt. Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients.
    1. Whip together cream and 7-up with the rest of the batter until fluffy consistency is reached.
  1. Pour batter into bundt pan and bake for 60-70 minutes, checking for doneness after one hour by inserting a knife the cake. Cake is ready when knife comes out clean.
  2. Allow cake to cool before drizzling with glaze. Mix together 2 tablespoons of 7-up with powdered sugar. Thin with additional tablespoon 7-up if needed.

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