Bundt cakes are so easy to make and this Mountain Dew Bundt Cake has a delicious lemon flavor with creamy icing drizzling down the sides. Lemon lovers bake this for your next dessert. Let's dig into making this Mt. Dew Cake so that you can enjoy it with family and friends at your next gathering.
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Mountain Dew Cake Recipe
Lemon desserts are always a favorite with their refreshing tangy flavor and this lemon bundt cake is no exception. This homemade soda cake just requires a handful of ingredients, no juicing or zesting of lemon is required, and I promise all of you lemon lovers, this cake tastes like lemon in every bite.
Yes, I love making cakes from scratch, but this cake tastes totally homemade and there is no need to tell people otherwise. But here's the deal. This cake is made with a boxed lemon cake mix, a box of lemon pudding, and Mountain Dew. Yes, adding soda pop to a cake does some amazing things.
I think there should be a Mt. Dew cake commercial to spread the word about how good this cake tastes.
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- Why You'll Love This Lemon-Lime Soda Cake
- Ingredients for Mountain Dew Bundt Cake
- How to Make Mountain Dew Budt Cake: Step by Step Instructions
- Variation Options for This Soda Cake
- FAQ's for Mountain Dew Cake
- The Best Bundt Cake Pan
- More Delicious Cake Recipes
- Bundt pan tips
Why You'll Love This Lemon-Lime Soda Cake
- Well, it's a lemon cake, what's not to love!
- Six ingredients are all you need.
- This cake can be mixed up in less than 10 minutes. You will have it in the oven in no time.
- Bundt cakes serve a crowd, and this cake is perfect for parties, potlucks, or just for your cake-loving family.
Ingredients for Mountain Dew Bundt Cake
Let's talk about Mt. Dew Cake ingredients
I am a big fan of making cakes from scratch, but now and then there is a recipe like this that tastes just like a scratch cake.
This cake is moist with a delicate texture and amazing lemon flavor. I am a big, big fan. So let's use that boxed cake mix!
- Lemon Cake Mix - Any brand will work, and you can also use a yellow cake mix. There is nothing like the rush of artificial cake flavor.
- Lemon pudding - use the instant type. This will make your cake extra lemony, moist, and tender.
- Mountain Dew - this replaces the water you would normally add to a cake mix and adds citrus flavor. Yes, a can of soda!
- Eggs - the four eggs will add richness and structure to this cake, plus a deep rich color.
- Oil - canola oil is best because it has a neutral flavor and will make this cake extra moist.
- Powdered sugar - You can sprinkle this on top of the baked cake or make a creamy icing.
How to Make Mountain Dew Budt Cake: Step by Step Instructions
Step 1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. and oil your bundt pan. Take a paper towel and wipe the oil all over the pan including the cone.
Step 2. Pour the cake mix, instant pudding mix, oil and eggs into a large mixing bowl, or the bowl of a stand mixer.
Step 3. With the hand mixer on medium-low speed, mix these ingredients to get them incorporated.
Step 4. Add half of the Mountain Dew and mix on low just to get it mixed in, then add the rest of the soda. Mix the cake batter on medium speed for about two minutes until it becomes smooth and thick. Scrape the bowl as needed.
Step 5. Pour the cake batter into the prepared bundt pan.
Step 6. Bake the cake for 45 minutes, until the cake is set and a toothpick comes out clean. Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes then invert onto a cooling rack or a cake plate.
Step 7. Make the icing by mixing the powdered sugar with Mountain Dew until it is thick and still pourable.
Step 8. You can either pour the icing on top of the cake or use a knife to spread it on top. Once the icing is set, slice and enjoy.
Step 9. Store the cake in an airtight container or loosely cover with plastic wrap.
This is a simple recipe that produces a beautiful cake.
Variation Options for This Soda Cake
- Depending on the flavors you want, you can substitute a yellow cake mix for the lemon cake.
- Try cheesecake pudding or vanilla pudding for different flavors.
- You can use Diet Mountain Dew, or try other citrus-flavored sodas.
- Instead of making the cake in a bundt pan, you can make cupcakes or a 13" x 9" sheet cake.
- You can make mini lemon bundt cakes using a cakelet pan. You will probably get around 20 cakes.
FAQ's for Mountain Dew Cake
Even if the bundt pan is a nonstick pan it needs a coating of oil.
Leaving a cake to completely cool in the bundt pan will more than likely result in the cake being stuck in the pan. It's best to let the cake cool for 10-15 minutes, then invert it onto a cooling rack to finish cooling.
Since Mountain Dew is a lemon citrus drink this cake has a citrus flavor from the soda and the lemon-flavored cake and pudding mix.
The Best Bundt Cake Pan
Using a good quality bundt pan makes all the difference in how your cake bakes and releases from the pan. This classic NordicWare 12-cup bundt pan is nonstick and bakes a beautiful cake.
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Mountain Dew Bundt Cake
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- Cake Batter
- Heat the oven to 350° F. Oil the bundt pan thoroughly including the center cone.
- In a large bowl, or the bowl of a stand mixer, add the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, and oil.
- With an electric mixer, or the stand mixer, beat on medium-low speed to break up the eggs.
- Add half of the Mountain Dew to the bowl and mix on low speed for 30 seconds just to get it mixed in then add the rest of the soda and mix on medium speed for about two minutes. Scrape the bowl as needed.
- Pout the batter into the prepared bundt pan and bake for 45 minutes, until cake is set and a toothpick comes out clean.
- Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes then flip it out on a cooling rack or a cake plate. Continue to cool before icing the cake.
Making the icing
- In a small bowl mix the powdered sugar with ¼ cup of the soda. Stir until smooth and creamy. You can this icing to be very thick, but still pourable.
- If it is easier, transfer the icing to a large measuring cup then slowly pour it onto the top of the cake. Or, you can spread the icing on the cake with a knife. You will probably not use all the icing, it just depends on how much you want the cake covered.
- Let the icing firm up before slicing.
- Store the cake in an airtight container, or cover it loosely with plastic wrap for up to three days.
Bundt pan tips
- If you are using a heavy aluminized non-stick bundt pan prepare it by oiling. I find using a really good quality bundt pan releases the cake intact.
- If you are using an older bundt pan that is thin and has scratches make sure you thoroughly grease with solid vegetable shortening and then flour the pan.
First published on August 2, 2022, but has been updated in 2023 for better readability!
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