I've renamed this cake - because I can. :) It was originally 7-Up Pound Cake, but I made it with Ginger Ale, and I think just about any carbonated beverage would work, so why feel limited by a title? That's my theory at any rate, and I'm stuck with it.
If you would like to be like me, you can cream the butter and sugar the required 15 minutes by hand. However, in this instance, I'm not even sure I would like to be me and would encourage you to use a mixer, hand or stand, if one is available to you. If not, I've given you options.
Pop Pound Cake
3 cubes real butter (1 1/2 cups)
2 Tablespoons vanilla
3 cups sugar
3 cups flour
¾ cup Ginger Ale, Sprite or 7-Up
Cream butter and sugar for 15 minutes; add eggs, one at a time. Blend in vanilla. Add flour slowly while continuing to mix. Fold in pop. Bake at 325° for 1-1 ½ hours in a greased and floured bundt pan. Two loaf pans may also be used instead of a bundt pan.
Edited from a cookbook in my grandmother's private collection. (He! Aren't most cookbooks in "private collections"?)
This is T.W. - over and out.