Today we’re sharing with you all a really good recipe that we found in the Blue Ribbon Baking from a Redneck Kitchen Cookbook by Francine Bryson! We were sent this cookbook to review as well, so stay tuned for our review!

Now on to the sweets!

We decided to make this cake because we have been curious about the whole dump cake craze (see this crazy video) that we’ve seen lately. That’s essentially what this is – in the fact that it uses the 7up carbonation to help the cake rise. This is a super easy recipe, and you end up with a nice shortcake-like textured cake.
It would be really great if you have to have something baked last minute, or you need to bring a dish to a potluck, or reunion.

What You’ll Need:

For the Cake –
1 1/2 cups (3 Sticks) Butter
2 1/2 cups of Sugar (the original recipe calls for 3 cups but we shaved it down a little)
5 large eggs
3 cups All Purpose Flour
3 tsp. of Lemon Juice
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
3/4 cup 7 UP or Lemon Lime soda

3 tsp Lemon Juice
1/2 cup sugar
3 Tbs water


 First you need to preheat your oven to 375 degrees, and grease your 10 in Bundt pan.
Next put your butter and sugar in a bowl and mix it with a hand mixer on medium-high until it is light & fluffy.
Add your eggs into the mixture, mixing them in one at a time. After that, mix in the rest of your ingredients (flour, lemon juice, vanilla extract). Then fold in your 7 Up.
After your mixture is thoroughly mixed, pour it into your Bundt pan. After your mixture is in the pan, make sure you wipe off any excess batter on the edges and center of the pan so that they don’t burn while in the oven.
Place in the oven and cook for about 60 mins, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
For your glaze, combine the sugar, lemon juice, and water in a small bowl. Mix together and microwave for 2 minutes. After your cake has cooled, drizzle your glaze over it with a spoon. Serve when cooled completely!


There you have folks, a really easy to make Bundt cake that is really versatile. The final product is very reminiscent of shortcake, so we encourage you all to experiment with it. Try adding fresh fruit like blueberries into the mix, or serve with strawberry glaze to really take it up a notch.