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Mountain Dew Cake
Mountain Dew cake is a family recipe that I learned many years ago from one of my aunts. At first I thought it was crazy. Who puts soda into a cake?! But it is delicious. I learned something that day.
If you like any kind of lemon cake or dessert, you will love this Mountain Dew Cake! That is always what I tell people, it is just a really tasty and incredibly moist lemon cake.
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The recipe is simple as well. I literally just throw everything into the stand mixer to mix and then bake. It is just that easy. This is a great recipe for kids to get comfortable baking too. Because it is basically impossible to screw up, and the end result is something delicious.
Mountain Dew Cake Ingredients
Lemon Cake Mix, 1 box
Vegetable Oil, 3/4 cup
Lemon Pudding Mix, 1 small box
Mountain Dew, 1 12 ounce can
Mountain Dew Cake Directions
In a stand mixer, combine all of the ingredients together and mix well.
Spray a bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray, and add the batter in.
Bake at 350 for approximately 45 minutes.
Using a cake tester, check for doneness. The tester should come out smooth with no batter attached. If it is not done in the middle, continue baking in 5 minute intervals and testing.
Mountain Dew Cake Notes
As I said earlier, I am a huge fan of the simplicity of this recipe. At first I was horrified to be using a boxed cake mix, as that isn’t something I generally do. I am all about making things from scratch because I know exactly what is going into my food and have more control over that. But that’s how I learned it and so the tradition continues. I’ve contemplated making it from scratch instead, but I feel like that will overcomplicate the recipe and take away from the simplicity of it. Sometimes you just go with the recipe, and that is the case with this one.
My nephew and I made this Mountain Dew Cake once when he was younger and I gave him a heart attack when I just threw everything into the mixer and turned it on. Funny memory. But it really is just that simple and why it is perfect for kids who are just learning the basics. I let Nathan, my husband, make this one on his own too, without any supervision. Which should tell you how simple it is!
I learned to make this recipe when I was about 18 from my aunt, and it has become a staple at many family gatherings ever since. If you know someone who likes either Mountain Dew soda or lemon desserts, this is the perfect thing for them! My weakness in desserts is lemon, hands down.
Family recipes always make for favorites in my mind. Una’s Apple Cake is another amazing family recipe that has been passed down for generations. This Mountain Dew Cake recipe comes in a very close second. I always smile when I see either of these desserts at family gatherings because it brings back memories.
I love how certain recipes become staples at gatherings and during holidays, like this Mountain Dew Cake and Una’s Apple Cake. It is pretty much guaranteed that both of these desserts will show up on the table at any gathering. I find comfort in those traditions and knowing they’ll be there. Because people live on through their food and recipes. My aunt lives on through this recipe. Una lives on through her apple cake as well.
What are traditional recipes that you enjoy in your family that are like that?
Food is something that brings all of us together and where memories are made. Have you tried this Mountain Dew Cake recipe? What is your favorite dessert? Tell me about it in the comments. Check out my other dessert recipes!
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