Monday, February 28, 2011

A Childhood Favorite

Growing up, I remember having SUNDROP in our "Coke Machine" at church. It was such a favorite - loved the little floaty citrus pieces. You could hold it up to the light and see all of this pulp floating around. Well, Sundrop disappeared years ago but recently I have seen it back in the stores. It no longer has the "floaty citrus" pieces but still good.

Have you ever eaten a Dr. Pepper pound cake or a 7-up pound cake? Well, here is a Sundrop Pound cake. This was just a good, dense, lemony pound cake. You could make the exact same pound cake with any "soda" or "pop". Mellow Yellow or Mountain Dew would be similar to Sundrop.

You can see my youngest alright "snuck" a little piece!

I loved how the glaze sunk to the bottom - so moist and yummy!

SUNDROP Pound Cake (adapted from Dining by Fireflies - Charlotte Jr. League)

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
3 cups sugar
5 large eggs
3 1/2 cups flour, sifted
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp lemon extract
7 oz Sundrop soft drink


1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
enough Sundrop to reach a "drizzle" texture

Preheat oven to 325. Cream butter, shortening and sugar in a large bowl. Add eggs one at a time - beating after each one. Stir in flour slowly; Add vanilla, lemon and Sundrop. Pour into a butter, floured bundt pan. Bake one hour and twenty minutes. Use a knife to loosen pan from sides. Cool for about 20-30 minutes and then flip onto a plate. Mix glaze and drizzle over the top. After completely cooled, sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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julie said...

Mmmm pound cake. This sounds and LOOKS delicious! I love the idea of adding sun drop. Wish they still had the little citrus pieces, those were the good ol' days! Pass me a piece please!

Xiaolu said...

This looks so delicious! Wish I had this in front of me right now.

I also stopped by because I haven't heard back from you after emailing you about winning my cake stand giveaway. Please email me your mailing address by Friday, or I'll have to pick a new winner. Thanks!