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Did you know you can make cupcakes out of only two ingredients — cake mix and soda?

You can also pour some lemon-lime soda, such as Sprite or 7Up, into a pound cake batter to give it a zesty kick! This beautiful citrus pound cake from Southern Living does just that.


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Making pound cake has never been easier, we promise!

You will need:

  • 1½ cups butter, softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup lemon-lime soft drink

Top your finished cake with glaze, then decorate it with lemon slices!

The secret ingredient in this gorgeous lemon-lime pound cake definitely surprised us Southern Living
Beth Sawicki About the author:
Beth Sawicki is a content editor at Rare. Email her at Beth@Rare.us.
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