Memory Lane 7-Up Cake
The other day, I found a recipe card that belonged to Mary Jo Little, my mother. Her handwriting quickly took me down memory lane. Everyone who knew her would agree my mother was a wonderful person, as well as a fabulous cook.
This brings a specific memory to mind. When I was a young girl, our family employed a maid named Dorothy. My siblings and I loved her and almost thought of her as one of us. One day, Dorothy was helping with a dinner party and she turned to Mother and said, “Law, Mrs. Little. If I was as good a cook as you, I’d be as fat as you are.”
This coming from a tiny woman herself, was a huge compliment. And my mother was gracious enough to take it that way.
Here’s Mary Jo’s recipe for 7-Up Cake:
- 1 box lemon Duncan Hines Cake Mix
- 1 instant pineapple pudding
- ¾ cup cooking oil
- 4 eggs
- 1-10 oz. 7-Up
Mix all ingredients, adding 7-up last. Bake 2 layers at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until done.
- 1 stick margarine or butter
- 1 large can crushed pineapple
- 1¾ cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. Vanilla
- cup chopped nuts (optional)
- 1 cup coconut
Mix well. Cook slowly on low until thick, stirring constantly-burns easily. Last, add nuts and coconut. Spread between layers and on top and sides of the cake.