I remember Mema making this cake many times while growing up; my mom remembers her grandmother, Mama Simpson, baking this cake while she was growing up; Ted’s grandmother often made this cake as well. This is definitely a recipe that is so good it needs to be passed down from generation to generation.
Unfortunately, my photos do not do justice to just how delicious this cake is so I will try again tomorrow. I added a little icing (just powdered sugar and milk) to each piece as I served them. I also used a 9×13 cake pan instead of a tube pan and the time worked out perfectly. Oh so good!
3 c. cake flour
3 c. sugar
1 T. vanilla
3 sticks real butter
3/4 c. 7-Up
Mix eggs, butter, & sugar and beat 5 to 8 minutes. Add cake flour and beat 15 minutes. Stir in 7-Up and vanilla. Pour batter into a greased tube pan. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees. Do not open the door.