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Easy Lemon 7UP Bundt Cake

Prepare a simple yet sweet dessert with this Lemon 7UP Bundt Cake recipe. It is light, fluffy, and absolutely delicious to serve after dinner with the family.

Lemon 7UP Bundt Cake

A bundt cake is any type of cake baked in a bundt pan, leaving the dessert with a unique shape and design. With this Lemon 7UP Bundt Cake, you can prepare a sweet dessert with a hint of lemon using simple ingredients, such as boxed yellow cake mix, instant lemon pudding, and traditional 7UP soda.

This delightful dessert combines the tangy essence of lemons with the flavor of 7UP, resulting in a moist and tender cake that will leave you craving for more. It’s the perfect treat to brighten up any occasion and satisfy your citrus cravings.

You will even get to add a sweet touch to the top of your cake by preparing a fresh glaze made with powdered sugar, milk, and lemon juice. 

FAQs:

Q: Can I use any brand of lemon-lime soda instead of 7UP? A: Absolutely! While 7UP provides a unique flavor profile, you can substitute it with any lemon-lime soda of your choice. Just ensure it’s carbonated for the best results.

Q: Can I use fresh lemon juice instead of bottled juice? A: Yes, fresh lemon juice adds a vibrant and authentic flavor to the cake. Feel free to squeeze fresh lemons for a more intense citrus taste.

Tips and Tricks:

  1. Room temperature ingredients: Bring your eggs, butter, and 7UP to room temperature before starting. This will ensure better incorporation and a smoother batter.

  2. Zest first: Always zest your lemons before juicing them. It’s easier to remove the zest from whole lemons, and you’ll need it for the cake and possibly for garnishing.

  3. Gentle folding: When adding the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, gently fold them in using a spatula. This will prevent overmixing, resulting in a tender cake.

Variations:

  1. Glazed Lemon 7UP Bundt Cake: Once the cake has cooled, drizzle it with a simple lemon glaze made with powdered sugar and fresh lemon juice.

  2. Lemon Poppy Seed Twist: Add a tablespoon of poppy seeds to the batter for a delightful twist and a subtle crunch in each bite.

How long does it take to make the cake?

It will take about 50-55 minutes to prepare the Lemon 7UP Bundt Cake. You will spend 10 minutes or less combining your ingredients in a mixing bowl and blending them together.

Once you pour the ingredients into your bundt pan, you can pop it in the oven and allow the cake to cook for up to 45 minutes.

Where to Serve

  • Brunch gatherings: This Lemon 7UP Bundt Cake is a wonderful addition to brunch tables. Its refreshing flavors complement morning fare perfectly.

  • Afternoon tea: Enjoy a slice of this cake with a cup of hot tea or iced lemonade. It’s a delightful treat for leisurely afternoons.

Storage

Store the Lemon 7UP Bundt Cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days. For longer shelf life, you can refrigerate it for up to a week. Ensure it’s well covered to retain its moisture and flavors.

Which boxed cake mix should I use?

The brand of your boxed cake mix is not important. You can use any of your favorites, such as Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, or even Duncan Hines.

It is fine to use a generic brand of boxed cake mix, but you do need to make sure to get the yellow cake mix for this recipe.

Common Problems and How to Avoid Them:

  1. Cake sticking to the pan: Grease the bundt pan generously with butter or cooking spray, and ensure it’s evenly coated. Additionally, allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes in the pan before gently inverting it onto a wire rack.

  2. Overbaking: Keep a close eye on the cake baking time, as overbaking can result in a dry texture. Start checking for doneness a few minutes before the recommended time. The cake is ready when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs.

Topping Options:

  1. Dust with powdered sugar: A simple sprinkle of powdered sugar adds a touch of elegance and sweetness.

  2. Lemon glaze: Drizzle a homemade lemon glaze over the cooled cake for an extra burst of tangy goodness.

Do I use fresh lemon juice for the glaze?

You can use two tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice or two tablespoon of lemon juice from a bottle. It does not matter too much because both will provide the same great taste when combined with the milk and powdered sugar to create a tasty glaze.

When do I apply the glaze to the cake?

Give your Lemon 7UP Bundt Cake time to cool down before you add your glaze to it. Once the cake feels cool to the touch, pour the glaze over it.

Why This Recipe Works:

The combination of 7UP and fresh lemon juice gives this bundt cake a delightful effervescence and a zingy citrus flavor. The soda adds moisture and lightness to the crumb, resulting in a tender and moist texture. The lemon zest brings a fragrant aroma, while the bundt shape creates a visually appealing centerpiece for any occasion. Enjoy a slice of this Lemon 7UP Bundt Cake and let the bright flavors transport you to a sunny summer day!

What are some other fun lemon desserts to try?

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Easy Lemon 7UP Bundt Cake
Yield: 1 Bundt Cake

Easy Lemon 7UP Bundt Cake

A delicious lemon bundt cake that is fluffy and moist and made with your favorite cake mix!

Ingredients

  • Cake:
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 box instant lemon pudding
  • ¾ cup 7up
  • Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, mix all cake ingredients together until well combined
  3. Pour into a bundt pan prepared with nonstick spray
  4. Bake 40-45 minutes
  5. Let cool about 20 minutes before turning out of pan onto cake plate
  6. Allow to cool completely before applying glaze
  7. Mix all glaze ingredients together until smooth
  8. Drizzle evenly over the cake
  9. Serve and enjoy!

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