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Mountain Dew Cake

If you’ve had 7Up Cake, you need to try Mountain Dew Cake! An easy bundt cake recipe loaded with cozy citrus flavor, made extra fluffy and delicious with lemon-lime soda in both the cake and the glaze.

A slice of Mountain Dew cake on a plate

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.

A slice of Mountain Dew cake on a plate

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.

A can of Mountain Dew next to a box of cake mix.

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.

Cake batter is poured into a 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.

Photo collage showing glaze being mixed and drizzled over the bundt cake.

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

Mountain Dew bundt cake covered with lemon-lime glaze.

Let the glaze set and eat a slice or 6.

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

A slice of Mountain Dew cake on a plate, with a forkful missing.
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Mountain Dew Cake

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 1214 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

If you’ve had 7Up Cake, you need to try Mountain Dew Cake! An easy bundt cake recipe loaded with cozy citrus flavor, made extra fluffy and delicious with lemon-lime soda in both the cake and the glaze.


Ingredients

Scale

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.

Keywords: lemon bundt cake, soda cakes, easy cake recipes

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82 comments on “Mountain Dew Cake”

  1. So delicious! I added some pineapple and used Baja Blast with electric blue food coloring. It was amazing.

  2. 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 🙂

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

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

    1. If you add the pudding it would just up the lemon flavor! It’s a mild lemon flavor with the just the cake mix, but if you prefer more go ahead and add it!!

  6. 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

  7. 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!

  8. 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?

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