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7UP Pound Cake Recipe

7UP Pound Cake Recipe

My grandmother gave me my first cake recipe—a pound cake using 7UP—that her grandmother gave it to her. On top of being delicious, this 7UP cake represents family tradition, connection and love. —Marsha Davis, Desert Hot Springs, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling YIELD:16 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup 7UP soda
  • GLAZE:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons 7UP soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon or lime peel, optional


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 10-in. fluted or plain tube pan.
  • 2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in lemon juice and vanilla. Add flour alternately with 7UP, beating well after each addition.
  • 3. Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake 65-75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 20 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 4. For glaze, in a small bowl, mix confectioners' sugar, lemon juice and enough 7UP to reach desired consistency. If desired, stir in lemon peel. Drizzle over cake. Yield: 16 servings.

Recipe Note

Editor’s Note: To remove cakes easily, use solid shortening to grease plain and fluted tube pans.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 457 calories, 19g fat (11g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 177mg sodium, 69g carbohydrate (50g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 14, 2018

"I made this cake and it was wonderful! My boyfriend couldn't stop eating it and took the entire cake home with him. I followed the recipe exactly, this recipe is a keeper! I'm not really a baker, but I followed the recipe and the cake looked beautiful!"

Reviewed Feb. 2, 2018

"I was so excited about baking this cake. The only exception I made was using cake flower. It was moist and loaded with flavor. My family and neighbors loved it."

Reviewed Jan. 30, 2018

"Loved The Recipe My 7UP Pound cake Turned Out Delicious Thank You"

Reviewed Jan. 27, 2018

"Must make."

Reviewed Dec. 26, 2017

"I followed the recipe exactly and the cake turned out amazing. My family loved it. It was so easy to make I am sure this is going to become a holiday tradition!"

Reviewed Dec. 25, 2017

"Wonderful recipe not to moist but most definitely not dense. I did;however, add one 8 oz. package of philly cream cheese to the recipe just as I always do with any form of pound cake perfect!!??"

Reviewed Jul. 26, 2017

"Excellent recipe! I did use 2T of soda for the glaze and it only took 55 minutes for mine to get done baking. A definite keeper."

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2017

"I was looking forward to trying this recipe and unfortunately, was disappointed. I realize this is a pound cake, but even so, it seemed very dense to me. It was also dry. I liked the glaze recipe, good lemon flavor."

Reviewed Jan. 27, 2017

"Oh My Gosh! This recipe sure brings back memories! This is THE PERFECT recipe for company too. Something that my Gran used to do is make a syrup made from 1/3 cup 7-Up, 2Tblsp butter, 2/3 cup sugar and a generous pinch of salt. Boil 'til thickened slightly. When the cake comes out of the oven, use a chop stick and make several deep holes in the hot cake. Drizzle with the syrup and leave in the pan 'til the cake is almost cooled. Turn out onto a plate and add the glaze."

Reviewed Jan. 26, 2017

"DWJ63. Your problem might be with your oven. It has been years since I made this cake but what you are stating makes me think your oven temp is off and you possibly did not have cake placed in middle of oven."

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