Saturday, December 4, 2010

7-Up Cupcakes




Finally, the last week of the classes is here! So excited. But, we all know what comes after the last week of the classes, FINALS WEEK! With four final's that need to be taken, I need to be on my game. That's why I have to start studying now. Am I the only one that has trouble studying? It seems as if I always can find ways to distract myself for random reasons. Whether, I get up to walk around the house or go on....Facebook, I just can't seem to study. Maybe I should just lock up my laptop until I finish Finals Week. ha.

Back to what we're all here for, Food! 7-Up Cupcakes to be exact. I first heard about this type of cake years ago while watching the Food Network. I don't exactly remember how 7-Up Cake came about but I do remember Giada de Laurentiis being in the episode judging. The cake was....well....um....just read on.

Tips
-I followed the recipe exactly, including beating the butter and sugar for 20 minutes. I personally thought that 20 min was a bit much but since there's no leavening, you have to. I would assume you can add baking powder to this recipe. Maybe 1 tsp?

Results
Taste: A lemon flavored cake that is sweet but not overly sweet. The lemon glaze added just the right amount of lemon flavor and extra sweetness the the cupcakes.

Texture: The cake was actually moist and not as dense as I expected. However, there was something about the texture of the cupcakes that I didn't like. I don't exactly know what it is but I think it may have been because there was no leavening agents used besides the carbonation from the soda and creaming the butter and sugar. The texture was off to me. Maybe it's just me...

7-Up Cake (Makes 1 Bundt Cake)
Recipe Found Through Food.com
Ingredients
Cake:
3/4 lb butter, softened
3 cups sugar
5 eggs
3 cups flour
2 tablespoons lemon extract
3/4 cup carbonated lemon-lime beverage


Lemon Glaze:
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Cream butter and sugar together for 20 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Next, add flour and lemon extract. Fold in 7-Up.

Pour cake batter into a well-greased 12-cup Bundt pan or tube pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 to 1 1/4 hours.

Make Lemon Glaze by mixing powdered sugar and lemon juice together. When cake is cooled, dribble with Lemon Glaze.

-Aaron John

7 comments:

  1. Very cool! Maybe I can use calamansi instead of lemon for the glaze when I make this! Thanks for the post!

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  2. ive been wanting to try pepsi cake.. im glad i came across this! sounds way better than pepsi. haha

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  3. HOLY YUM look at that dessert…

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  4. Jun: Such a great idea!! You should try it and let me know how it goes! :)

    Hannah: Pepsi cake? I've never heard of that. Who knows, maybe it'll be the best cake ever! lol I did see a mountain dew cake though XD

    Elpi: Haha. Why thank you! :)

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  5. Do you know if it would be ok to use some cake flour? I know cake flour will make a cake denser. Thanks!

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  6. Sorry but how long did you bake the cupcakes for? It couldn't have been for an hour like in the recipe right?

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  7. Speakingfromthetop: Sorry for the late reply!! But using cake flour should be fine!! Cake flour will make the cake flour lighter, not denser :)

    Anon: Oh yes! I forgot to put that. The cupcake version takes about 15-20 min. This recipe was originally for a bundt cake :]

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment! :)

-Aaron John

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