Some of the best recipes come from those old church cookbooks. You know the ones, where the ladies at church submit their best and most coveted recipes and they sell the books as a fundraiser. I’ve purchased a few at church sales, have even been asked to submit recipes, but many of the church cookbooks I have came from garage sales. Many of my go-to recipes come from the pages of these books. The grease and splatter stains can act as proof. I started highlighting the recipe name after I make it and then mark notes if we liked it or not. Here’s one that is old-school. You’ve probably had it at least once in your life. I just LOVE pound cake and a while back I was remembering the old favorite 7-up pound cake. I had never made one so went on a search to find a recipe. As luck would have it, I didn’t have to look far it was on page 204 of the Taste & See that the Lord is good – St. Paul’s Family Ministry Cookbook. Submitted by Delores DeGroodt. Here is how it’s written:
1 1/2 cups oleo (for you youngin’s that means butter or margarine, I used unsalted butter)
3 cups sugar
3 cups flour
2 tsp. lemon extract
3/4 cup 7-Up soda
Cream oleo and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well. Add flour, extract and 7-Up. Bake in well-greased and floured bundt pant at 325° for 1 1/4 hours. Cool. Dust with powdered sugar.
As you can see, I didn’t dust mine with powdered sugar. I made a simple glaze of powdered sugar and lemon juice. Measure 2 cups confectioners sugar in a bowl, add 3-4 Tbsp. of fresh lemon juice. Stir. Add more of either ingredient to change the consistency to your liking. Enjoy!