7UP Pound Cake Recipe

This easy, lemony 7UP Pound Cake is moist, delicious, and tastes just like the soda! And it’s MADE with 7UP, too! A party and potluck favorite.

While all cakes can be made from scratch, I decided to go with a boxed mix for this one for health and financial reasons.

You see, the from-scratch versions I found required THREE STICKS of butter. That results in more calories and more money and NO additional cake beyond what you would end up with if you used the boxed mix method.

Save your self time, money, and calories and go with the boxed cake mix.

A photo of a slice of 7UP Pound Cake drizzled with glaze on a plate. A second slice is blurred in the background and part of a white cake stand is visible.

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(For all the pastry chefs out there, the from-scratch method is included too. Three sticks of butter and all.)

Assuming you are using the boxed method, add 4 eggs, some oil, a box of lemon pudding, and some fizzy (not flat) 7UP soda to your batter.

Or any lemon-lime soda, really.

Pour the batter into a greased bundt pan and you’re all set! This is one of my favorite cakes for summer time and brunch and birthdays and everything else in between.

A photo of an entire uncut 7UP Pound Cake drizzled with glaze on a white cake stand.

5 from 4 votes

Easy Lemon 7-Up Cake!

This easy, lemony 7UP Pound Cake is moist, delicious, and tastes just like the soda! And it's MADE with 7UP, too! A party and potluck favorite.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword 7 up, cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 323kcal

Box Cake Mix Method Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) box instant lemon pudding
  • 3/4 cup 7UP or any lemon-lime soda

Scratch Cake Method Ingredients

  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups self rising flour
  • 3 sticks butter softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup 7UP or any lemon-lime soda

Lemon Glaze Ingredients:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

To Make the Cake from Box Cake Mix:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 12-cup Bundt pan with butter.
  • In a large bowl combine the yellow cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil, lemon pudding mix, and 7UP. Mix well until all ingredients are combined. 
  • Pour the batter into prepared pan and bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until the cake is set.
  • Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack. Once cool, remove from the pan and drizzle with the Lemon Glaze. Serve!

To Make the Cake from Scratch:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 12-cup Bundt pan with butter.
  • In a stand up mixer, mix together butter and sugar on medium speed, about 10 minutes. Add eggs to the mixture one at a time, beating after each is added in.
  • Mix in flour and lemon juice. Remove the bowl from the mixer. Fold in the 7UP. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 60 to 75 minutes, or until the cake is fully set.
  • Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack. Once cool, remove from the pan and drizzle with the Lemon Glaze. Serve!

To Make the Lemon Glaze

  • In a medium bowl, mix the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and lime juice together. Drizzle on the cooled cake.

Recipe Notes

If using the from-scratch method, each slice (assuming 12 slices per cake) is 576 calories.

Nutrition

Calories: 323kcal

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  1. Rebecca Schmidt

    can i use diet 7up ? or do you think flavors will be way off ?

    1. meggan

      Hi Rebecca, sorry for the delay in my reply. I’m not really sure? I can put it on my list to test with diet soda but it will probably be in mid-September that I try it. But I’ll definitely test it, reply back to you, and update the post with the info! Thanks! -Meggan

  2. Jasmine Jones

    Thank you 5 stars

  3. Jasmine Jones

    If I wanted to change this to a Strawberry Pound Cake I already know I would have to change the pudding and soda would. I have to change the box cake mix as well or leave it the same.

    1. meggan

      Hi Jasmine, I haven’t made a strawberry version, but I would think that changing the cake mix to a strawberry cake mix would be really important. I’d grab a strawberry cake mix for sure! Good luck and thanks for the question! -Meggan

  4. I followed the recipe to a tea,,,,it ‘s bubbling all over ,,,, what did I do wrong5 stars

  5. Sandie Diaz

    Wonderful recipe that was well complimented on. Bakery quality results and it was so easy! I made a raspberry sauce to top the sliced portion, but it’s great without!5 stars

    1. meggan

      Thank you so much Sandie! Rasbperry sauce for the top sounds PERFECT! I will definitely have to try that out. Thanks for your comment!

  6. Jana Lynette Velia

    What a great idea! Taking this to our Memorial Day Barbecue! Definitely going the boxed mix route.5 stars

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