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Lemon 7 Up Pound Cake
From Scratch Ingredients:
3 cups self-rising flour
3/4 lb butter, softened (3/4 LB of butter equals 3 sticks)
3 cups sugar
2 tablespoons lemon Juice (real or squeeze kind is fine) or extract if you want a deeper lemon flavor
3/4 cup carbonated lemon-lime beverage, any brand
Ingredients using Box Cake Mix
one box of yellow cake mix
3/4 cup of vegetable oil
1- 4-ounce box of instant lemon pudding
3/4 cup of carbonated lemon-lime soda of your choice/any brand
Lemon Glaze Ingredients:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon of milk
From Scratch Directions:
Mix butter and sugar together for about 10 minutes.
Add in your eggs-1 at a time, beating after each is added in.
Add in flour and lemon extract/juice.
Fold in your lemon-lime soda of choice.
Pour into well-greased 12-cup Bundt pan
Bake at 325 degrees for 1 to 1 hour & 15 min or until fully set
Remove from oven and transfer to wire rack to cool, then drizzle your glaze on top
Directions using Box Cake Mix
Preheat your oven to 325F
Grease your bundt pan
In a separate large bowl combine all the cake ingredients, plus pudding and the soda and mix well
pour the mixed batter into the greased bundt pan
Bake for about 45 to 55 minutes or until set
allow cooling completely before removing from the pan
top with Glaze
Make Lemon Glaze-
Both recipes from scratch and from the box mix use the same easy, delicious glaze
Mix powdered sugar and lemon juice and milk together and drizzle on cooled cake one removed from the pan.
Cheesy Chicken Casserole
• 1 can of Cream of Chicken Soup
•½ cup milk
•1 cup light sour cream
•2 cups of cooked chicken
•12 ounce bag of egg noodles cooked
•Pinch of salt
•¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
•1 1/2 Cups of Cheddar Cheese
•15 Ritz Crackers Crushed
•2 Tablespoon of Butter - melted
In a bowl combine the following together - soup, sour cream, milk, salt, pepper, chicken, and egg noodles
Spread mixture into a medium size casserole dish
Sprinkle crushed crackers on top of the mixture - drizzle butter over the crackers
Top with cheese
Cook uncovered at 400 for
Cake Mix Cinnamon Coffee Cake
Melt-in-your-mouth moist french vanilla cake swirled with cinnamon and topped with a light cinnamon streusel and topped with a vanilla icing glaze is the perfect Coffee Cake.
• 1 French Vanilla Cake Mix (or yellow cake mix)
• 1 - 3/4 oz. package of instant french vanilla pudding mix
•1/4 cup warm water
•1 cup sour cream
•3/4 cup vegetable oil
•1 teaspoon imitation butter flavoring
•3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
•2 teaspoons sugar
•2 teaspoons cinnamon
•1/4 cup flour
•1/4 cup packed brown sugar
•1/4 cup sugar
•1 - 1 1/2 Tablespoon melted butter
Brown Sugar Icing to Replace Streusel and Vanilla Icing:
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
3 tablespoons melted margine
•1/2 cup powder sugar
•1/2 Tablespoon Milk
•Splash vanilla extract
1.Preheat oven to 325°. Prepare bundt pan by spraying with non-stick baking spray with flour.
2.In the mixing bowl of your mixer, add cake mix, pudding mix, 1/4 cup warm water, 1 Cup Sour Cream, 4 eggs, 3/4 cup of vegetable oil, and 1 teaspoon of imitation butter flavoring. Mix on low speed for 1 minute. Increase speed to medium and mix for 3-4 minutes until batter is creamy and smooth.
3.Spread half of cake batter in bottom of prepared bundt pan.
4.In a small bowl mix together all the cinnamon filling ingredients.
5.Sprinkle with Cinnamon Filling mixture making sure to spread it evenly.
6.Top with remaining cake batter. Use a spatula to spread evenly.
7.In another small bowl mix together dry streusel ingredients. Slowly add melted butter. Use hands to form small pea size crumble.
8.Sprinkle top of cake with half of streusel mixture. Reserve remaining half and set aside.
9.Place cake in center of rack in the middle of the oven.
10.Bake for 50-55 minutes. Half way through baking, carefully slide out oven rack with cake and sprinkle with remaining streusel. Continue baking until when you touch center of cake it springs back.
11. Remove cake from oven and cool completely.
12. In a small bowl mix together vanilla glaze ingredients. Mix until smooth. Remove cake from pan. Drizzle with vanilla icing.