Thursday, January 21, 2010

Paula Deen's Mountain Dew Cake



I saw this recipe at my Mother-in-law's house this past weekend in a Paula Deen magazine and knew we had to try it. We absolutely LOVE lemon cakes! Seriously - my husband made me one for my birthday this past year, it was so good. I bet it was gone in 3 days. Now, this cake. Well, it might just be the best cake I've ever had. I bought a 12 pack of throwback Mountain Dew at Target 2 weeks ago when it was on sale for 2.75 - pair that with the $1 off coupon on their website and I got it for $1.75 or .15c per mountain dew! Best of all is that they are made with real sugar, not corn syrup.

If you don't have a 'real' mountain dew on hand I'm sure you could use a generic, Kroger's Citrus Drop tastes pretty close to Mountain Dew to me. I'm pretty sure that next time I make this I'll use apple sauce instead of the oil but for original, first time sake I always use oil so I can tell how big of a difference the applesauce makes.

Mountain Dew Cake
•1 (18.25 oz) box lemon cake mix (I used Duncan Hines, they are my favorite box mixes)
•1 (3.4 oz) box lemon flavored instant pudding mix
•1 (12 oz) can Mountain Dew
•3/4 c. Vegetable Oil (I only used 2/3 cup, couldnt tell a difference)
•4 large eggs
Whisk together the cake and pudding mixes.

Pour in eggs and oil.

Add Mountain Dew.

Mix on lowest setting for 30 seconds until combined and then on medium speed for 2 minutes

Pour into a bundt pan - the color of the batter is beautiful!

Bake 45-50 minutes on 325


Allow cake to cool for 20-30 minutes before removing from pan. Slice and enjoy!

21 comments:

Anna said...

Ooohh, I'm gonna make this - Jackie loves lemon and they both love Mountain Dew!!
Thanks!

Anna said...

OK, I made it and I was right - Jackie and Alex loved it!! Thanks for the recipe, keep em coming!!

Jacob Northman said...

!! Thanks for the pictures :) They are comforting... as I have never made a cake before and I'm pretty scared.

Julia said...

yummy

Jrorie40 said...

I use vanilla pudding mix, since I like less lemon flavor.

Ele-Coop said...

How about cupcakes?

Carolinagirl4024 said...

This has been a favorite at my house since first trying two years ago.

If you want a change up by using orange cake mix, vanilla pudding & oranage crush. Its just as good.

Angie said...

I love the pictures and very clear directions!

Suezqpeace said...

My Daughter is 15 now but has been making it on her own for 2 yrs now . good easy recipe to help our kids get interested in cooking . it is a no fail recipe. 

Jburde2 said...

I used apple sauce. That cuts down on the "fat". Cakes are always moist.

Ttajcudaback said...

I use orange cake mix, lemon pudding and mt. dew. I made a pineapple upside down cake with orange cake mix, and applesauce in place of oil for both cakes. Also there's a Weight Watchers cake with an Angel food cake mix and a can of crushed pineapple i.n natural juices

Carrie Frazier said...

This was amazing, I am completely in love with this cake!

Amy said...

Can I use cook and serve mix instead of instant pudding mix?

Rusty Miller said...

I have been making this cake for church socials - it has been requested over and over again - I told them to get Paul's recipe- but am taking one tonight to church!

Danny Wilson said...

A glaze made of Mountain Dew, melted butter and confectioner sugar makes this cake even better. Warm the ingredients, poke holes. In the cake and pour the sauce over the still warm cake. As Andy Taylor would say..."now that's some good!"

Ann H said...

Do you use regular sugar or confectioners sugar?

Sandy S. said...

This has been a family favorite since I saw it in Paula's magazine several yrs. ago. and so easy to make.

Norma Elkins said...

I love this cake.

SB said...

I used this recipe yesterday, but switched out the regular mountain dew with a can of Code Red. It was one of the best cakes I have ever eaten. Thanks for this recipe! It's a keeper. I intend to try it with a can of Voltage next time.

KGlick said...

Do you think I could use Diet Mountain Dew? Is the Dew in there just for flavor or does it serve another purpose in the baking process?

Bethany said...

I think you could. But, honestly, in the grand scheme of this cake, I dont think the 150 calories in a regular can will make too much of a difference :)