Mtn Dew Cake ( Mountain Dew) - revised

I wanted to post my version of a Mountain Dew Cake. Thanks to Brandy1621 for posting her version of Mountain Dew Cupcakes. I did modify the ingredients a bit. I wasn’t sure if it was alright to post my changes on her recipe comment section (seems rude to do that), so I’m posting it here separately. I just made this cake on May 8, 2012 and it was amazing! The flavor is spot on to Mountain Dew! (We kept tasting the batter – modifying, and drinking the soda pop till the flavors mirrored each other) My son’s comment was “Now how did you DEW that” (ha ha) Hope you enjoy. *Side Note: I’m going to be decorating and filling the cake with a Mountain Dew flavored Buttercream, then covering in fondant. I’ll update my results and photos when done. *this is a cake for my son’s 9th birthday- I’m making a Minecraft Creeper cake, which is why I added in the green food coloring (which is optional)


Amount Ingredient 1 cup butter, unsalted and room temperature 2 cups sugar 4 large eggs 1/4 teaspoon salt juice of 1 lemon juice of 1 lime 2 teaspoons lemon zest zest of 1 lime 1/2 teaspoon real lemon extract 1 Tablespoon real orange extract 3/4 cup Mountain Dew soda pop 4 drops green food coloring, optional 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 1/4 teaspoon Lime Jello gelatin powder, sugar-free 3/4 teaspoon Lemon Jello gelatin powder, sugar-free


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Yields 1- 9″ round double layer cake. Grease & Flour cake pan.
In a separate bowl, add flour, jello powders, baking powder and with a wire whisk, stir together. Set aside.
In a stand mixer, cream butter till soft and creamy. Next, add sugar and salt, beat together till well mixed, then add in eggs, one at a time along with juices and zest and flavor extracts, food coloring (opt’l). Beat together for 30 seconds on medium high speed. Then, add in flour mixture, alternating with Mountain Dew, ending with flour last. Mix on medium high for 30 – 45 seconds then pour into prepared cake pan. Bake for approx. 25 – 35 min, depending on oven. Check with toothpick in center. Should leave very little crumbs on toothpick. Remove from oven, let cool in pan 5 minutes, invert onto cooling rack and remove pan. Let cool to room temperature. Cover with plastic wrap (double wrap) when cooled, store in refrigerator till ready to use.

Comments (4)


I was wondering when you were gonna post the recipe for the Mountain Dew flavor Buttercream? Soon I hope, I can't wait. My son LOVES Mountain Dew and I am gonna make this cupcake recipe for him for graduation.


- SaundraDee: Just posted the buttercream recipe for you.

Update: The flavor of this is did tend to "bake out" a bit after baking. Next time, I'll add more lemon extract (2tsp) and that should help keep the citrus flavor from baking out. But, it was still a very good cake non the less, and the frosting is really good!