Shirley Temple Cake

Shirley Temple Cake recipe with 7up is a cake lover’s dream. Dense, but very moist cake is loaded with maraschino cherries flavour and a thick layer of silky and smooth glaze that takes it over the top! This Shirley Temple Cake recipe is simple, but deeply flavorful cake is decadent enough for any occasion! You just can’t go wrong with this Shirley Temple Cake.
This Shirley Temple Cake is a classic cake with a dense texture. It’s super rich, and still very moist.

Why You’ll Love This Shirley Temple Cake :
It is easier to make than you might think.
Topped with rich 3-ingredient Glaze.
It’s perfect with a cup of coffee, not too sweet as dessert or afternoon treat
Decadent enough for all festive occasion.

Before we learn how to make this recipes here some benefits of cherries:

The many benefits of cherries are due to the wonderful nutritional values they contain, as a cup of fresh cherries contains the following:

97 calories.
25 grams of carbohydrates.
3 grams of fiber.
2 grams of protein.
It also provides the body with the daily needs of vitamins and minerals such as:

18% of the daily value for vitamin C.
10% of the daily value for potassium.
5% of the daily value of copper.
5% of the daily value for manganese.
Benefits of cherries for the body:

Reducing inflammation
Getting rid of insomnia
Good for heart health
Prevention of cancer

How to make Shirley Temple Cake :

1.Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

2.In large bowl mix together your butter (1 1/2 cups or 3 sticks) and sugar until light and fluffy.

3.Add in your eggs and continue to mix until blended.

4.Add in your flour and mix again until smooth.

5.Pour in your lemon extract and 7up and beat to combine.

6.Fold in your cherries.

7.Spread into a greased bundt pan and bake for 1 1/2 hours or until center is set.

8.Turn onto serving dish and let cool slightly and then using a skewer poke holes all over the top of the cake and pour your reserved cherry juice slowly over the top making sure the juice gets soaked up. It’s ok for it to seep to the bottom to soak as well.

9.Let cool completely.

10.Meanwhile mix together your glaze ingredients and drizzle over the top of your cake.

11.Top with more cherries if desired.

Shirley Temple Cake• Ingredients:
• 1 1/2 cups butter softened
• 3 cups granulated sugar
• 5 eggs
• 3 cups all-purpose flour
• 2 Tablespoons lemon extract
• 3/4 cup 7up
• 1 jar maraschino cherries 10 oz ; drained and juice reserved
• Glaze:
• 2 cups powdered sugar
• 1 Tablespoon lemon extract
• 3-4 Tablespoons milk
• INSTRUCTIONS• Preheat oven to 325.
• In large bowl mix together your butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
• Add in your eggs and continue to mix until blended.
• Add in your flour and mix again until smooth.
• Pour in your lemon extract and 7up and beat to combine.
• Fold in your cherries.
• Spread into a greased bundt pan and bake for 1 1/2 hours or until center is set.
• Turn onto serving dish and let cool slightly and then using a skewer poke holes all over the top of the cake and pour your reserved cherry juice slowly over the top making sure the juice gets soaked up. It’s ok for it to seep to the bottom to soak as well.
• Let cool completely.
• Meanwhile mix together your glaze ingredients and drizzle over the top of your cake.
• Top with more cherries if desired.

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