What is not to love? Ice cream, meringue, American history and fire. Named in honor of the incorporation of the Alaskan territory in 1876, the original was not a flambe - however, the common presentation involves the cake splashed with dark rum and set alight.
Banana Cream Pie
With recipes dating back to the early 1900s, this recipe is an all-American favorite made popular in the 1950s - particularly in the Chiquita Banana Cookbook.
Updated with citric acid instead of real phosphate and made more grown up with a twist of bourbon!
12 oz club soda
2 tsp cherry flavored syrup (maybe like the syrup from a jar of Maraschino cherries...)
2 tsp lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in a highball glass and stir.
7 UP Cake
Recipe from The Jerusalem Post
Popular since the '50s, this Southern favorite is super moist and particularly light and airy from the soda.
1-1/2 cups (3 sticks) margarine
3 cups sugar
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon lemon extract
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
¾ cup 7-Up
Powdered sugar for dusting
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream together margarine and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. On a lower speed, add the flour and the extracts. Gently fold in the 7-Up and flour into a greased 10-cup bundt pan. Bake for 1-1/4 hours. Cool for about 20 minutes in pan before turning out onto wire rack to finish cooling. Dust with powdered sugar.