Step 1: Cream softened(room temperature) butter and sugar together for approx 20 minutes. Until mixture is well blended light and semi-fluffy. You may still feel some of the sugar granules in the mixture this is fine. Next add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Until mixed well.
Step 2: Add flour and lemon extract and blend well.
Step 3: Now fold in 7-up or carbonated beverage. Do not blend, fold it in.
Step 4: Pour cake mix into well-greased bunt pan or tube pan. You can also add wax paper at the bottom to prevent sticking, along with greasing the sides of the pan as well. Bake at 325 degrees for 1hour to 1 hour and 20 mins
Step 5: Optional Lemon Glaze: Very simple, Whisk powdered sugar, lemon juice and water until mixed well. Once cake has cooled drizzle with lemon glaze.