Summer Dessert- Mountain Dew Cake

Yum, lemon makes  my  mouth water for that tart  taste sensation.   I’ve even been known to eat the juice from the freshly cut -up lemon, enjoying every second of the tart tang!!  The lemon glaze recipe is after the cake recipe. 


Lemon is one my  favorite flavors for cooking or baking and  this recipe caught my eye and worthy of sharing.  The tropical variation sounds sumptuous , too.

My Lemon Mountain Dew cake with lemon glaze luvsclassics photo 062910

Mountain Dew Cake

The original recipe is from Paula Deen’s magazine, modified to reduce the fat slightly. The Tropical Version is our own invention.

1 (18.25 oz.) box of lemon cake mix
1 (3.4 oz.) box of instant lemon-flavored pudding mix
1 (12 oz.) can of Mountain Dew (not diet!)
¾ c. vegetable oil (canola is recommended)
1 tsp. lemon flavoring
4 large eggs (or equivalent in EggBeaters)
Preheat oven to 325° F. Spray a fluted Bundt pan with nonstick baking spray with flour.
In a large bowl, combine cake mix and pudding mix. Add soda, oil, flavoring and eggs or egg substitute. Beat at medium speed with electric mixer until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 45 – 50 minutes, or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.

Tropical Version:
Substitute one large box of instant banana cream-flavored pudding mix for lemon. Substitute 1 tsp. rum flavoring for lemon flavoring. Add one small can of well-drained pineapple and a large handful of shredded cocoanut. Will need approximately 5 extra minutes in the oven.

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The visitors that I’ve had recently to this post for for” summer dessert” Mountain Dew Cake  are from Lincoln, Nebraska,  Frankfurt, Kentucky, and Stevenson, Washington.

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  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • To make the Glaze: In a medium bowl, combine lemon juice and confectioners’ sugar. Beat in the melted butter and 1 tablespoon water. Poke holes in the top of the cake and pour glaze over.

A word about comments:

Comments are always appreciated.  Please let me know if you like this recipe by clicking on the top stars, and kindly leaving a comment.  I’d love to hear from you.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tish Costello
    Jul 17, 2011 @ 18:00:51

    I bought this cake @ a bake sale as I’m a dewholic and it’s absolutely delicious.



  2. Teresa west
    Jan 12, 2014 @ 16:26:49

    Love it!! So moist and so simple. The taste is superb!!



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