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Monday, July 1, 2013

Jeanne Robertson's 7-Up Pound Cake

I don't know if you know who Jeanne Robertson is but you need to find out soon.  She is a humorist  and former Miss America contestant from North Carolina.  You can hear her on Blue Comedy Radio on Sirus radio.  She takes everyday events and makes them very funny.  This cake is probably one of her most famous stories, "Don't send a man to the grocery store."  I'm sure most of you can relate to this story. Check out the link below.  You can find more of her stories on YouTube. I especially like her trip to Hawaii.

She says she doesn't cook but she does make this cake to take to people when they are sick or there's been a death.  Give it a try.
It's called 7-Up cake but you could use any kind of lemon lime soft drink.  I also used diet.
Start by creaming 2 sticks of softened butter and 1/2 cup shortening.  My shortening happens to be butter flavored shortening.
Adds 3 cups sugar.  I know that is a lot of sugar.
Add 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla.
1 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract.
Add 5 eggs one at a time.
Add 3 cups all purpose flour.  Alternate with the 7 up.
7 oz of 7-Up.
Mix well.
Grease and flour your tube pan really well.  She says that this can also be baked in 2 smaller pans.
Pour evenly into the pan.  Then place in a 300 preheated oven.  Bake for an hour ot until a knife or skewer comes out clean.
Look at that nice crust.  Let cook in the pan for 30 minutes.  But no longer.
Okay mine didn't come out too clean.  I always have trouble with that pan.  Might be time to get a new pan.  But when things don't turn out the way you want just rename it.  Or in this case you can cut it up and make a triffle with fruit and pudding.  I am just having it here for us this week so no big deal if it doesn't come out clean.  It's okay if things don't turn out the way you want them too.  It still tastes good.

Jeanne Robertson's 7-Up Pound Cake Recipe

2 sticks butter softened
1/2 cup shortening
3 cups sugar
5 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon extract
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups all purpose flour
7 oz 7 Up

Go check out Jeanne.  I don't think you will be disappointed.  She is really funny and funny for the whole family.

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