The texture is best when this is baked properly as when it's underbaked, it's a little dense and not as fluffy although it's still got a soft crumb. But you get more of the velvety mouthfeel if it's baked the right amount of time. Taste-wise, this was just a bit too sweet for me...and you know it takes a lot for my iron sweet tooth to flinch. I think it was the Sprite itself - one reason I don't drink it is because it's too sweet. Combine sweet Sprite with the amount of sugar the cake calls for plus the glaze and even my sweet tooth blinks.
1 cup butter
1⁄2 cup shortening
3 cups sugar
1-1⁄2 teaspoons lemon extract
1-1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
7 fluid ounces 7-Up (or Sprite)
1-1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 tsp lemon extract
- Preheat oven to 300. In a large bowl, place butter, shortening, and sugar. Beat until it is fluffy and well mixed. Add in lemon extract and vanilla flavoring.
- Add in all of the eggs and beat again until blended in. Add in all of your flour and then seven up. Mix until smooth and creamy. Pour into greased and floured tube pan
- Bake at 300 for one hour, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Run a spatula along top and sides and turn out onto a plate while cake is still warm.