Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Easy Easter: Mountain Dew Cake

I have been on a road trip to The University of Tulsa with son #2; what an absolutely beautiful campus! He's looking over the graduate program there. It was fun, but I'm glad to be home.

Under my new theme, "Easy Easter" I will be giving recipes this week to help you have something great on the table for the holidays that didn't take all day to make!
Here's the Mountain Dew Cake recipe that I promised. There are different versions of Mountain Dew desserts out there (in fact,I have an apple turnover recipe that uses the famous soda), but this particular recipe is one from Mama Dip's book that I reviewed on Friday of last week. Good luck with your Easter prep/Passover activities this week!

Mountain Dew Cake Page 204
Mildred Council from Mama Dip's Family Cook Book

1 box orange cake mix
1 small box instant vanilla pudding
1 C vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 C Mountain Dew


1 stick butter or margarine
1 1/2 C sugar
3 TBSP cornstarch
1 1/2 C flaked coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Beat on low until mixed, about 1 minute, then turn the mixer to high and beat for 4 minutes. Pour into 3 greased and floured 9" cake pans. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

To make the icing, cook all the ingredients over medium heat until thickened. Spread over cooled layers. Serves 8.

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  1. This sounds really good! I have never had cake with Mountain Dew! Happy Easter! Joan

  2. I just love cake recipes that involve soda - this reminds me of one that I made a few Easters ago with just angel food mix and diet cream soda. It was such a hit!

    Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe!

  3. This looks delicious! I just bounced over from Balancing Beauty and Bedlam!

  4. Easy is always so welcome especially for holidays. Hope you'll drop by and see our lavender fantasy bath. -- Jane F.

  5. girl, give me some of that baking mojo!! I use to love to bake and now I am not doing it like I should.

  6. I am going to try this cake. I have an apple dumpling recipe as well with Mountain Dew. This sounds great!

    Tulsa is a great place and a beautiful city. Did you get to come further South or to the Mid-Town area? I live here and we love it. It's hot & humid in the summers but pretty pleasant otherwise.

  7. We did travel down that direction; you're right-just beautiful!

  8. Visiting from Canadagirl's site - this recipe is just in time! I wanted something different for our Easter dinner. Thanks!