Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Seven Ups and a 7Up Pound Cake Recipe

    The 7-Ups  of Life

Wake Up - Decide to have a good day. "Today is the day the Lord hath made; let us rejoice & be glad in it" Psalms 118:24
Dress Up - The best way to dress up is to put on a smile.  A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.  "The Lord does not look at the things man looks at.  Man looks at outward  appearance but the Lord looks at the heart"  I Sam 16:7
Shut Up - Say nice things & learn to listen.  God gave us 2 ears and 1 mouth so He must have meant for us to do twice as much listening as talking. "He who guards his lips guards his soul"  Proverbs 13:3  "Gossip betrays confidence avoid men who talk too much" Proverbs 20:19  "Listen to advice, accept instruction and in the end, you will be wise"  Proverbs 19:20
Stand Up - For what you believe in.  Stand for something or you will fall for anything.  "Let us not be weary in doing good; for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.  Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good..." Galatians 6:9-10
Look Up - To the Lord.  "I can do everything through Him who gives me strength" Philippians 4:13
Reach Up - For something higher. As Jiminy Cricket sings "High Hopes" Always try to better yourself.  “Christ in you, the hope of glory”. Colossians 1:27
Lift Up - Your Prayers.  "Do not worry about anything; instead PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING" Philippians 4:6

NOW - here's something else to be happy about .... A 7Up Pound Cake recipe!!

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 5 eggs, at room temperature
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup 7 UP
For the Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup 7 UP
  • 1/2 cup sugar
Preheat oven to 300°F. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan.

Combine butter, shortening, sugar, vanilla and almond extract in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour and salt, and add to butter/sugar mixture alternately with 1 cup 7 UP, beating well after each addition.

Spoon batter into prepared 10-inch tube pan, and bake for 1 hour and 45 minutes, or until cake tester comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then invert on serving plate and remove pan.

While cake is cooling, make the glaze by stirring together the 1/4 cup 7 UP and 1/2 cup sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and boil 1 to 2 minutes or until sugar is completely dissolved. Punch holes in top of warm cake with a toothpick. Spoon glaze over cake, and cool completely before serving.

Makes one 10-inch cake. 

One of my favorite cakes EVERRRRRRRR! Make it and let me know how it turns out!

Love ya,