Monday, February 25, 2008

Mountain Dew Cake

This is a recipe that has actually turned out to be an "original" ... Renee's son Brandon requested a "Mountain Dew Cake" for his birthday ... Renee obliged and began a search for a recipe involving Mountain Dew (later we found out, after questioning him ... that he had overheard a conversation that Renee and I were having about a 3 step recipe that I had come across involving "mountain dew") ... SO ... I guess it sounded interesting to him ... thus the request. She came across a couple of recipes and decided to combine, rearrange and ... viola! A new recipe! She actually did the whole process for me ... steps, pictures, etc... and the taste part too! =0) So her "family rating" will be at the bottom.

Mountain Dew Cake


1 box yellow cake mix
1 small package instant vanilla pudding
4 eggs
1/2 cup Mountain Dew
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup oil

1 stick butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup Mountain Dew
1/2 tsp. lemon extract
1/2 tsp. coconut extract


Step 1 - preheat oven to 350 degrees

Step 2 - grease and flour bundt/tube pan

Step 3 - pour cake mix and instant vanilla pudding into mixer

step 4 - add 1/2 cup oil

Step 5 - add 1/2 cup Mountain Dew

step 6 - add 1/2 cup water

step 7 - add 4 eggs

step 8 - mix well and pour into greased pan.

step 9 - bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

step 10 - prepare the glaze - in a small saucepan, over medium-low heat, melt and slightly brown 1 stick of butter

step 11 - add 1 cup sugar

step 12 - add 1/2 tsp. coconut extract

step 13 - add 1/2 tsp. lemon extract

step 15 - add 1/2 cup Mountain Dew

step 16 - simmer for 5 minutes

step 17 - pour glaze over cake immediately out of the oven

step 18 - cool completely

step 19 - flip onto cake plate

It was SO good that it was gone in one day. I prepared this cake a day ahead of time before serving, which allowed for the cake to become completely saturated with the glaze. Thomas asked for another one to be made today and all three children shoved squash into their mouths in a quest to claim the last piece at dinner. I will definitely make this recipe again!

rating: Thomas - 4.7, Renee - 5.0, kids - 5.0

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