Several of you have already commented on my post from this past Saturday.
Just to let you know, the cake was very moist and delicious!
Today I'm sharing it on Stephanie's Roses of Inspiration link-up.
It is nearly 98 degrees in the shade here today.
Not the ideal weather for a church picnic.
Actually, it's not at the church...
...we are all getting together at my neighbor/friend/fellow church goer's house!
You see, they have a pool...
...although you won't find this chick getting in...
...not a pretty sight, especially around folks I know well...lol!
I think I'll grab my food, run into the house and eat where it's cool.
So I made this really easy Lemon Soda Pop cake to take...
...along with my famous baked beans :)
It is also referred to as Mountain Dew Cake.
I got the recipe from the site Allrecipes on the web.
As you can see, the ingredients are pretty simple.
I used Diet Mountain Dew and I suppose you could use sugar free pudding.
I couldn't find any in lemon so I thought, hey...what's a few extra calories??
This is a church picnic after all...who's dieting?
The directions are as follows:
*add cake mix and dry pudding mix together
*beat in 3/4 cup oil
*add and mix each egg (4) individually
(I used my hand mixer because I don't have one of those fancy KitchenAid ones.)
*finally, add in 1 cup Mountain Dew
Mix together thoroughly and pour into a greased and floured bundt pan.
I still have my cute little vintage bundt pan in Harvest Gold...
...a wedding present from nearly 39 years ago :)
Bake it at 325 degrees for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
It really puffed up and baked very nicely!
After it cooled off and I turned it out of the pan, it was ready for the glaze.
This was not a part of the original recipe so I did this on my own...
...thought it needed a little sumpin'-sumpin' on top.
I took about 1/2 cup of that frosting, added about 1 1/2 tablespoons of lemon juice,
whipped it up and put it in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
You can use a real lemon of course, but I used the next best thing, Realemon :)
Drizzle over the top and let the yummy, sweet goodness run down into all of those crevices.
I can't wait to taste it!
I'll let you know later how it good it was...or wasn't...
...if I survive the heat!