Saturday, June 9, 2012

A Weekend Treat

Quote from a 1957 Seven-Up Company Cookbook

"Make a cake with the contents of a packaged mix, using 7-Up instead of the liquid in the recipe. You'll be amazed at how light and airy your cake is."


7- Up Cake
1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
1 (3.5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
4 eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil
10oz lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage  (7-Up )

Mix all ingredients together and beat at medium speed of electric mixer for two minutes. Pour into greased 13-by-9-inch pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes in a 350-degree oven.
Note: the baking time varies greatly from recipe to recipe; some call for 40 to 45 minutes of baking.

Pineapple Frosting
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2  melted stick butter
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 eggs
1 20oz  can crushed pineapple in heavy syrup
1 1/2 cups of chopped pecans
1 1/2 cups of coconut

Mix the first five ingredients together and cook until thick and transparent. Remove from stove and add 1 1/2 cup coconut and chopped pecans.  
When cool, frost cake.
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16 comments:

Mamabug said...

Jo I'm definitely making that cake sometime this weekend. That frosting sounds yummy with all my favorite goodies in it!

donna baker said...

Oh Jo, that frosting must be heavenly. I would keep picking out little square bites until the whole thing was gone. I have no willpower when it comes to baked goods. I am still wanting to see more of the royals. I didn't get enough during the celebration. There is a new show on HGTV called Selling London. It is a great show to watch. One place in Knightsbridge was going for a mere $37 million USD. I had no idea that on the other side of those facades were such fabulous dwellings.

Country Gal said...

Looks and sounds YUMMY ! will have to try it . Thanks for sharing . Have a wonderful day !

Ginny said...

Sounds great, having a party in the Fall and I just might be trying this out. I love old cookbooks!!

AshTreeCottage said...

I have seen recipes like this before and always wondered how they would turn out. Your cake looks very yummy and I know my hubby will love that icing! Have a great weekend!!

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Nellie said...

Oh, yum! I'll be right there!:)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Your recipe brings back memories for me--It has been years since I had a 7-UP cake, THANKS for what looks like a delicious recipe!! I hope you're enjoying your weekend!!

Grace said...

Will try this sometime soon. Got a question for ya though...we have a family member who abhors coconut and I was wondering if there is anything else that you might suggest to take its place in the frosting recipe???
If not, then I will just leave it out and adjust the ingredients a little bit so that the frosting wont be too runny.

Thanks for sharing this.
I'm pretty sure that my Grandmother used to make something very similar to this. Nice memory!

In Him,
Grace

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Grace: Maybe just leave out the coconut, since it has crushed pineapple and pecans.
~Jo

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Interesting 7-up cake!

Grace said...

Thanks...will try it that way.

George said...

This looks absolutely yummy. We'll have to try this.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh this sounds mouthwatering to us!
love
tweedles

Rebecca said...

I can only imagine! This will definitely be on my summer menu SOMEwhere....

Star said...

That's a big cake Jo. It looks delicious too. I like the idea of putting 7 up in the mixture. I'm going to try that. I have used it in jelly and it was nice. It made the jelly fizzy. Have you tried that?

Bernideen said...

Oh...I do love a recipe!