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Tuesday, April 14, 2009
7 Up Poundcake

1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
3 cups granulated sugar
5 large eggs
3 cups flour Pinch of salt
3/4 cup 7Up

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Zest of 1 lime
3 to 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice

For cake: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a 9-inch bundt pan. Using a mixer, cream butter and vegetable shortening, then gradually add sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one a time, beating well after each addition. Reduce mixer speed to low, then add flour until fully combined. Add salt and mix. Gently fold in 7Up, taking care not to overmix. Pour batter into prepared bundt pan. Bake 1 hour, 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Turn out onto serving plate, then cool completely. Drizzle with Lime Glaze. For glaze: In a small bowl, combine sugar, zest and juice until well-blended and smooth.

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