Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Hot Lava Chocolate Cake

Hot Lava Chocolate Cake
Originally uploaded by taminsea1.

with Ice Cream and candle. My brother Jonathan and my Mom and I went to Morton's Steakhouse to celebrate my birthday in Seattle, WA.

7-Up Cake

1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
3 cups granulated sugar
5 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon lemon extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup 7-Up
Confectioners' sugar for dusting

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease ad lightly flour a 10-inch tube pan. Set it aside. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the flour. Than add the lemon and vanilla extract. Beat well. Gently fold in the 7-Up 1/4 cup at a time. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Transfer the cake from the oven to a wire rack. Let it cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Unmold the cake onto the wire rack to cool completely. Transfer to a serving platter and dust with confectioners' sugar.

Makes one 10 inch tube cake or bundt pan.