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7-UP Cake

7-Up Cake

This 7-Up Cake is delicious and the pineapple topping just makes it even better!  You could use any frosting you like on this cake but my family enjoys the pineapple along with the lemon flavor.

1 lemon cake mix (I used Duncan Hines 16.5 ounce Lemon Supreme Signature Cake Mix)

1  (3.4 ounce) Jello Instant Lemon Pudding

4 eggs

1 1/4 cups 7-up or any lemon lime drink

3/4 cup vegetable oil

Combine all ingredients and mix well with mixer.  Spray 2 (8 inch) cake pans and divide batter.  Bake in preheated 325 degree oven for 35-40 minutes testing for doneness as ovens vary.  Let cool and frost with your favorite frosting or the pineapple filling recipe below.  Enjoy!

Pineapple Filling for 7-Up Cake

1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained

1 stick butter or margarine or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups coconut

Mix pineapple, butter, sugar, eggs and flour together.  Cook on medium heat until thickens. (I bring this to a low boil, turn down and cook about five minutes stirring often).   Remove and add coconut.  Let cool and spread between cooled cake layers and on top of cake.

Note:  This cake should be refrigerated.

7-Up Cake

If you like this cake, you might also like my recipe for  Blueberry Banana Cake with Caramel Frosting.

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LEMONY CHESS CAKE

Lemony Chess CakeThis is an old recipe.   You can make it without the lemon extract and lemon glaze and just have a plain cake that is very good, too.  Makes a wonderful dessert cake and so good with a cup of coffee.

2 sticks butter or margarine or 1 cup, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
4 egg yolks
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
4 egg whites
1 cup nuts of your choice, Optional
 
Melt the butter and combine with brown sugar, white sugar and egg yolks mixing well with mixer.  Add flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla extract and lemon extract and continue beating.  Beat egg whites in a separate bowl until stiff and fold into batter with a spoon mixing well.  Fold in nuts.  Generously spray bundt pan and pour in batter. (You can make this cake in a 9 x 13 pan, too.)  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes until center tests done.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar or drizzle on lemon glaze recipe below.  
Lemony Chess Cake 
Lemon Glaze
 
3 teaspoons lemon juice
1 cup powdered sugar
4 tablespoons milk
 
Beat with whisk or spoon until you get the right consistency to pour over cake. Can add more milk if needed.  (Can heat a few seconds in microwave. This makes it easier to pour. I use a small pitcher and drizzle over cake.)
 
Enjoy!
 
Don’t miss these great cake recipes:
 
Yummy Blueberry Dump Cake
Yellow Cake with Penuche Frosting
Quick Banana Cake
 
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LEMON MERINGUE PIE

TSLCLemonPie

This lemon meringue pie is good anytime.  We love it for dessert, with coffee in the morning or just as a snack during the day.  This pie will not last long.

1 (9 inch) pie shell, baked
1  cup sugar
1/3 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 lemons juiced (about 1/2 cup)
1 tablespoon lemon zest
4 egg yolks, keep the whites for the meringue
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups water
 
Using a wire whisk mix sugar, cornstarch and salt. Mix in lemon juice, zest, eggs, butter and water.  Cook over medium low heat until filling thickens. Remove and pour into pie shell. Top with meringue.
 
Meringue Topping:
 
 
4 egg whites
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
 
Beat egg whites with mixer, add sugar and vanilla, and continue beating until peaks form. Spread on top of pie covering entire pie. Place under oven broiler until browned or bake in preheated 350 degree oven until brown on top.
 
Enjoy!
 
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LEMON BANANA POPPY SEED MUFFINS

Lemon Banana Poppy Seed Muffins - CopyThis is such an easy, quick recipe for poppy seed muffins and they taste like you spent hours making them.  We love the great lemon taste with just a bit of banana!

1 box Betty Crocker Moist Lemon Cake Mix with pudding in the mix
1 cup milk
1/2 cup oil (I use Canola)
2 eggs
2 bananas, mashed
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1/2 cup nuts of your choice, optional
 
Mix cake mix, oil, milk, and eggs with mixer.  Fold in mashed bananas and add poppy seed.  Spray muffin tins and bake in preheated 350 degree oven 15 – 20 minutes.  Makes 16 to 18 muffins depending on size you make them.
Lemon Banana Poppy Seed Muffins 2 - Copy 
Glaze for Muffins:
 
1/2 to 1 cup powdered sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice
 
In a small bowl whisk together enough powdered sugar and lemon juice to make it runny.  Drizzle over warm muffins.   Enjoy!
 
Don’t miss these muffin recipes!
Applesauce Muffins
Cinnamon Donut Muffins
Spicy Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins
 
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