Sunday, August 7, 2011

Cherry Limeade Pound Cake

This is one of the best cakes I have ever had! It is so moist and extremely delicious! All my family could say while eating it was "Mmmmmmmmmm"! You MUST make this cake ASAP!!!

Cherry Limeade Pound Cake
Recipe from RecipeGirl

3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, at room temperature
3 cups granulated white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated lime zest
5 large eggs
3/4 cup Cherry 7-Up (*see tips below)
2 cups pitted and quartered fresh sweet cherries

1 1/4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
2 Tablespoons Cherry 7-Up
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated lime zest


1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour a 12-cup bundt cake or tube pan.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and salt

3. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to cream together butter and sugar. Add lime zest. Beat in eggs one at a time, until each is well incorporated. Mix in 1/3 of the flour mixture at a time, alternating with the 7-Up. Stir in cherries.

4. Scoop batter into the prepared pan. Tap the pan on the counter several times to rid the batter of any air bubbles. Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until sharp, thin knife inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Place the pan on a wire rack and let cool for 20 minutes, then place a serving plate over the top and gently flip over. Give the bottom of the pan a few taps if you need to loosen the cake from the pan. Let cake cool completely on the serving platter before topping with the glaze.

5. Prepare glaze: in a medium bowl, whisk together the glaze ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over the cooled cake.


*If you only have regular 7-Up, Sprite, or even generic lemon-lime soda on hand, go ahead and use that- but add in a splash of maraschino cherry juice to make it a cherry flavored soda- and make sure it still comes out to 3/4 cup. For the glaze, use 1 1/2 Tablespoons of soda + 1/2 Tablespoon juice.


Flourchild said...

Wow that is an excellent review! It sounds and looks great! Are you making the muffins for TWD or have you made them? I need to get on it! They sound really yummy!

teresa said...

what wonderful flavors!

Cindy said...

I must make this cake, it looks amazing. I do love cherries. And cake.

Patsyk said...

Recipegirl recipes are always fantastic! Thanks for posting as I think I must have missed it when she shared it... looks like it would be hard to resist!

Erica said...

It looks amazing. I do love cherries.

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Julie said...

That really does sound amazing, and is beautiful too!

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