A lady gave my Mother this recipe in 1953 and it has been a family favorite ever since

Welcome to the delightful world of baking, where simple ingredients come together to create extraordinary treats. In this article, we’ll dive into the delicious realm of 7 Up Pound Cake. This timeless dessert combines the refreshing citrus flavor of 7 Up with the richness of butter and the sweetness of sugar to deliver a cake that’s moist, flavorful, and utterly irresistible. Get ready to embark on a baking adventure that will tantalize your taste buds and impress your friends and family.

Ingredients:

Ingredient Quantity
Butter, softened 1 1/2 cups
Sugar 3 cups
Eggs 5
Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoon
Almond Extract 2 teaspoons
All-purpose Flour 3 cups
7-Up (or Sprite, Sierra Mist) 1 cup

Instructions:

Preheat and Prepare:

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C).
  2. Grease and flour a 10-inch bundt pan or coat it with baking spray for easy release.

Cream Butter and Sugar:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Add Eggs and Extracts:

  1. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  2. Stir in the vanilla extract and almond extract for added flavor.

Incorporate Flour and Soda:

  1. Gradually add the all-purpose flour to the creamed mixture, alternating with the 7 Up soda.
  2. Begin and end with the flour, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.

Pour into Pan:

  1. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan, spreading it evenly with a spatula.

Bake:

  1. Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for 60-70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Cool and Serve:

  1. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  2. Invert it onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. Slice and serve the 7 Up Pound Cake on its own or with a dollop of whipped cream for added indulgence.

Weight Watchers Points:

Calculating the Weight Watchers points for a recipe involves several steps, as you need to consider the nutritional values of each ingredient. However, here’s an approximate calculation:

  • Butter (1 1/2 cups): ~60 points
  • Sugar (3 cups): ~36 points
  • Eggs (5 large): ~10 points
  • Vanilla Extract (1 tsp): ~0 points
  • Almond Extract (2 tsp): ~0 points
  • All-purpose Flour (3 cups): ~36 points
  • 7-Up (1 cup): ~10 points

Total approximate points for the entire cake: 152 points.

To find the points per serving, divide the total points by the number of servings. For example, if the cake is divided into 16 servings, each serving would be approximately 9.5 points. Always cross-check with the latest Weight Watchers points calculator or app for precise values.

Enjoy baking and indulging in this classic family favorite!

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