3 sticks salted butter (softened)
3 cups of flour (sifted)
3 cups of sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cups of 7-Up
zest of 3 lemons (my mom's recipe called for 2 tsp lemon extract)
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In the bowl of a standing mixer, cream together butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add in eggs one at a time. Add in vanilla and lemon zest. Then flour and lemon juice. Slowly fold in 7-up and lemon zest. Mix a little more.
Butter and flour the mini bunt pan. Fill the bunts 3/4 of the way. Bake for 15-20 min or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
If you have left over batter refrigerate and then remix the batter again before baking another set.
1 1/2 confectioners sugar (sifted)
2 tablespoons of lemon jucie.
Whisk together. Can add more lemon juice, warm water or more confectioners sugar until desired consistency. Taste as you go... the glaze can get too lemony.
1 tub (8 oz.) Cool Whip topping thawed
2/3 cup powered sugar
2/3 cup sour cream
Mix sour cream and powered sugar in a medium bowl until well blended. Gently stir in whipped topping.
I made the mistake of mixing the icing with my stand mixer and it got really thin. But if you let it stand for awhile it'll thicken up.
I piped the icing on and topped with a sliced strawberry.
Makes about 36 bunts.
--Jeanee, from Dirty Laundry