Mountain Dew Cake

I have a little bit of OCD.

I think everybody has it an eensy bit, right?

 

Like, for example…

Every time I drive past an 18 wheeler on the highway I count the tires.  Every. Time.

I’m not sure what deep rooted issues I have that’s caused tire-stress…but I count them.  Just to make sure.

 

Also, whenever I go into a public restroom by myself I look in every stall to make sure there are no hobos or serial killers hiding out, crouched on top of the toilet ready to kill me as soon as I drop trou.

I blame that little quirk on Harry Connick…did you ever see that movie Copycat?  Well, if you don’t want bathroom-stall-checking OCD, don’t watch it, kay?

 

Annnd I might be slightly obsessive compulsive about not eating purple candy, the way my sheets are folded before I can get into my bed and my magazine reading ritual…but I am not going to bore you with all my crazy.

So yeah…I have a few weird little issues that have plagued me for many years.  I don’t really see a time in my future where I’ll suddenly start eating purple candy or drive by an 18 wheeler and not count the tires or, (gasp) dare to relieve myself in an unchecked public restroom.

 

Sometimes to ease the pain of being me I self medicate.  With cake.  Made from Mountain Dew.

I should basically be a doctor, so I can prescribe cake.

Now this cake looks unassuming. Just a regular old bundt cake.  But looks can be deceiving.  I mean, I think I look pretty regular, boring even…but as we have already established I am mad-crazy.  Just like this cake.  Get to know it a little and you will see…

It is easy and cozy and lemony and delicious.  Mad-crazy good.

Make it.  Love it.  Embrace the crazy.

You’ll need a lemon cake mix and a 12 oz can of Mountain Dew.

Mix that together with the usual cake stuff…eggs, oil…

And pour it into a prepared bundt pan.

Bake it and let it cool.

Next, a cake is just not a cake without some sort of sugary coating, so mix together a little extra Mountain Dew and some powdered sugar.

Pour it over the top and watch it drizzle down the sides.

Let the glaze set and eat a slice or 6.

If anyone asks, tell them you’re taking your medicine.

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Mountain Dew Cake


Ingredients:

Cake:

  • 1 (18.25 oz) box Lemon Cake
  • 1 (12 oz) can Mountain Dew
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil

Glaze:

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp Mountain Dew

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Spray bundt pan with cooking spray.
  3. With your mixer combine the cake mix, the MOuntain Dew, the eggs and the vegetable oil. Mix on low for 30 seconds and then turn speed up to medium and continue mixing for 2 minutes.
  4. Pour cake batter into prepared pan and bake 45 minutes, until cake is set and toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes and then transfer to wire rack to finish cooling.
  6. When cake is cooled prepare glaze.

Glaze:

  1. Mix 3 cups powdered sugar and 1/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp Mountain Dew together in a medium bowl.
  2. Stir until there are no more lumps.
  3. With cake on wire cooling rack, place a piece of wax paper underneath, so when you pour the glaze over the cake you catch the excess.
  4. Pour glaze on top of cake allowing to coat the sides of the cake.
  5. Serve when glaze has set.

Notes:

Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Kaitlin
Kaitlin

Does the Mountain Dew need to be room temperature before making this? I’m planning to make this soon for a dinner party and am nervous about messing it up 🙂

Jackie
Jackie

Has anyone made this as a regular cake and not a bundt cake and/or cupcakes? How did it work out? Thanks in advance.

Claudia
Claudia

This reminds me of a Weight Watcher’s cake. It uses a cake mix (regular or sugar free) and a can of coca cola (again regular or sugar free) and that is it! No oil. no eggs. Just cake mix and can of soda!

chelsae durham
chelsae durham

Do you have to use lemon cake?

Jennifer
Jennifer

Hello. I have seen this recipe using a lemon pudding added in as well. What are you thoughts,because I’m not sure to do it your way or to add it. Also I have been the icing using wit melted butter what are your thoughts on that? thanks so much.

Kerri
Kerri

Hi,
My sister’s birthday is this week and she loves lemon pound cake. Is the texture of this anything close to pound cake or do you have an awesome, moist pound cake recipe? Or, could this recipe be changed at all to make it a pound cake?
Thanks so much! Love your blog!!
Kerri

Linda

Thanks for this recipe, found it on Pinterest. My husband loves Mt. Dew and he loved the cake! I figured if it worked for Mt. Dew it would work for Dr. Pepper, too. So I made a bundt cake with Dr. Pepper and Red Velvet cake mix using the same recipe. OMG!!! Delish! You have to try it. Next time I think I’ll try Coke with chocolate cake mix and maybe add chocolate chips or coconut. The possibilities are endless! And it’s so easy!

Deb
Deb

Just saw this on Pinterest and came right over. What does it say about me that I have all the ingredients in my pantry right now?

Jennifer
Jennifer

I made this cake today and it is SO YUMMY and super moist!! For sure it will be a cake I make again!

Rebecca Woodin
Rebecca Woodin

Would a regular 13×9 work? i dont own a bundt pan

Jesia

What size bundt pan did you use? I’ve been looking at buying one so that I can make this recipe, and I’m not sure what size to get (6-cup, 8-cup, 10-cup, etc.?).

Jess

Im a little baking retarded. Do u also use the water the cake mix calls for or is the mountain dew the substitute for the water

Susanne
Susanne

Love lemon cake! I’m sure adding Mountain Dew will make it extra citrus-y delicious!
1) MUST remove all those address card thingies before even BEGINNING to read a magazine!
2) Have never counted tires, but I ALWAYS count when I am pouring a drink into a glass. (May come in handy one day if I become blind??? Or not…)
🙂

graziella

hi, i’m french and I saw this receipt which look like simply gorgeous…. I do not have this kind of soda at home, so can I easily replace it with 7up soda? tk u so much for answer… yours sincerely. graziella

Rachel

Great idea, but a poorly written recipe unfortunately.

DavetteB

I have a family recipe for 7Up cake, but it is a scratch cake.
Full of lemony and buttery goodness :o)

Darla | Bakingdom

I’m totally OCD. And cake is usually the only cure. Sometimes brownies work, too.

Jenn

Does this have to be made in a bundt pan? I don’t have one. Would it fit in a 9×13 pan?

Softballcoach
Softballcoach

My boyfriend loves Mt. Dew. So I told him about this cake. He said I’d have to make it. So I did. It was AMAZING! The frosting was great and the cake was soo moist! I know what kind of cake I’m making him for his birthday now!! 🙂 He loved it too…. ate almost 1/2 the cake in one night! Great idea!!

Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie

My mom would LOVE this cake! She is a Mountain Dew addict

Caroline @ chocolate & carrots

You are hilarious Shelly! I too am totally OCD about some stuff. And yes…you should become a doctor so you can prescribe us all cake. You would be my favorite doctor…ever.

Kim Bee

This looks crazy good. And you are smart to check for hobos. My dad thought it was a good idea to put us in sports at the Y when we were younger. He would drop us off and we’d hang. One day I went to the loo and there was a horrible thud. Literally had a hobo pass out in the stall next to me. Needless to say I went screaming and my dad felt all silly for leaving us in a bad neighbourhood. Little did he know we used to sneak out to see movies downtown every week instead… Read more »

JenMarie

Mad Crazy good is my favorite kind.

Erin
Erin

I thought they were 14-wheelers until I was in college. Seriously. If I had just counted, I’d have realized the truth much sooner…

Angi @ AKM designs & delights
Angi @ AKM designs & delights

OMG! I have the same bathroom phobia and it is due to the movie Copycat as well! I have to look up the whole time I am in the bathroom stall so that I don’t end up hanging from the rafters like Sigourney Weaver did. SO NOT COOL!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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