I`m sure you`ve heard of pound cakes, lemon cakes, and 7UP cakes, but all together?? Okay, maybe you have with all these crazy food inventions going on. I haven`t, so please humor me if you have. Especially, since these little bundt cakes are scrumptious. (I think this may be the first time I`ve ever used that word on here!)
I`ve been meaning to bake a 7UP cake for a long time. I didn`t grow up drinking soda, since my mom never liked it when my sisters and I did (this never stopped my youngest sister, though!). I mean, I would drink soda occasionally, but not nearly as often as I see others drink soda. Long story short, I didn`t have any lemon-lime soda at home to bake a 7UP cake.
My youngest sister came home for a holiday, so I randomly had soda at home!! I didn`t waste any time and finally put this recipe to the test. It passed marvelously! I thought it`ll be a great way to incorporate both lemon with the 7UP into a pound cake. I mean, 7UP is a lemon soda, right?
I wanted to put my mini bundt pan to use, so I used it to bake these mini bundt cakes. However, if you have a jumbo or Texas size muffin pans, those will also work. I used my Texas size muffin pans and they were still very cute!
The cakes are dense, like a pound cake should be. I swirled in strawberry preserves after I scooped the batter into the pan. Be careful not to let the preserves touch the bottom (or top of the cakes) since they won`t look as pretty when you remove them.
These cakes will make for adorable gifts, too! As with all bundt cakes, they come out of the pan looking effortlessly beautiful! Whip up a quick lemon glaze and dust with a little powdered sugar to make for a prettier presentation.
As with great lemon desserts, they have a light and tart flavor. Trust me, any lemon lover, will appreciate these mini cakes!
If using a mini bundt pan, it’s important for it to grease REALLY well and let the cakes cool in pan so you can flip the cakes over without ruining it.