Well, hello there friends, family, strangers, readers…love you all and glad you are here. I am here too. Somewhere behind this computer screen. Realizing that I cannot let months go by. Realizing I need a plan. Realizing that I can’t do it all. Oh well, enough of that.
Fall is here! I heart fall. I heart fall mucho. The crisp air. The smells. The sounds. The sweaters. The tastes. All of it. My fave.
Fall also kicks off the comfort food season. Comfort foods. Foods that warm you inside and out. That bring you a comfort in your belly. Foods that might even bring nostalgia or a smile to your face.
Now, this recipe might not fall into all those categorized but it is comforting. Cake, especially Bundt cakes, hold a special place in my heart. I found this recipe on the www and immediately wanted to try it. I love lemon. I love cake. I love the challenge of baking with pop! (Soda for your non-Midwesterners) I made a few changes and this cake did hit all those notes for me. It was sweet, but not too sweet. The hint of lemon still held the promise of a lingering summer, but the cake itself was a definite nod to fall and the comfort food season.
Try it! Let me know how you like it! Hugs and cozy sweaters to you all!
Adapted from Duncan Hines
- 1 box Betty Crocker lemon cake mix
- 4 large eggs
- 1 (12 ounce) can Mountain Dew (equal to 1 1/2 cups if you're pouring from a bottle of pop)
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup Mountain Dew
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Grease and flour a 10-cup Bundt cake pan/tube pan
- In a large bowl, combine the cake mix with the eggs and oil, then slowly add the Mountain Dew. Mix at medium speed until blended.
- Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 45-50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Let the cake cool in the pan for five minutes, then transfer cake to a wire rack.
- Glaze directions:
- While cake is still slightly warm, melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add 1 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup Mountain Dew to the melted butter. Turn up heat and bring to a boil, stirring often. Boil for two minutes and remove from heat.
- Poke holes in cake with a wooden skewer or the tines of a fork, then spoon hot glaze over cake.
- Cool completely before serving.
- Sprinkle powdered sugar over cake.