The holiday season calls for great food and delicious desserts. In this edition of Joe Cooks! Joe brings in some state champions from the Dutch Fork football team to help make 7UP Pound Cake.

This pound cake is a family recipe of Joe's and is a staple in the Cook household during the holidays.

Dutch Fork quarterback Tyler Olenchuk and defensive lineman Trey Irby helped the Silver Foxes win their third straight 5A state title and now they'll be rewarded with cake after pounding opponents in an undefeated season.

7UP POUND CAKE RECIPE

Ingredients

3 Cups Flour

3 Cups Sugar

4 Sticks of Butter (You can do 2 sticks butter and 2 sticks margarine as well)

2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract

3/4 Cup of 7-UP ( You can sub with any lemon lime soft drink)

5 Eggs

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream butter and sugar in a mixing bowl. You can do this step by hand or with a hand mixer or standing mixture. Make sure butter is room temperature and soft before creaming. 

To cream stir sticks of butter first then add sugar. Continue to stir until the butter and sugar create a fluffy and gritty texture and make both ingredients are well incorporated.

Add 5 eggs to the mixture.

Add flour. For every cup of flour alternate between flour and 7UP. For example put in one cup of flour into the mixture and 1/3 cup of 7UP.  (Three 1/3 Cup is 3/4 Cup of 7UP for accuracy or you can just add 7 up as you alternate putting it in with the flour)

Continue to stir flour and 7UP until all ingredients are incorporated into the batter.

Add vanilla extract and continue to stir and mix until all ingredients are incorporated and batter is complete.

Transfer batter into a greased baking pan or loaf pan. (Grease with butter or shortening.)

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour.

Use a toothpick or small knife to check if the cake is done but sticking the toothpick in the middle of the cake. If it comes out clean then it's ready.

Take out and let cool four about 10 minutes then serve and enjoy.

This cake goes well with fresh fruit, whipped cream and jello.

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