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7Up Cake

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This 7Up cake is a delightfully moist cake that is topped with a simple glaze and is bursting with tangy lemon flavor.
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  1. 7Up Cake Ingredients
  2. How to Make This 7Up Cake Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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You will love this deliciously moist and fluffy 7Up cake for an easy treat. This Southern recipe uses a simple cake mix combined with lemon pudding and fizzy 7Up soda and is topped with a citrusy lemon glaze that will make your taste buds come alive.

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7Up Cake Ingredients

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You’ll need:

For the Cake

  • 1 box of yellow cake mix
  • 1 (3.4-ounce) box lemon instant pudding mix
  • 1 (7.5-ounce) can 7Up (1 mini can or about 1 cup)
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil

For the Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

CAKE MIX: In this easy recipe, you can substitute lemon boxed cake mix for the yellow cake mix.

TOPPING: You can also top this 7Up pound cake with a more solid layer of glaze or sprinkle it with some lemon zest.

How to Make This 7Up Cake Recipe

OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS

Using carbonated soda in this recipe adds extra leavening and should result in a lighter, fluffier cake. 

STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 325°F. Spray a 9-inch bundt cake pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

PRO TIP:

We used a 9-inch aluminum ring pan to get the bubbled up top to this cake. You can also use a traditional bundt pan and turn it upside down onto a cooling rack.

STEP TWO: Using a stand mixer or large bowl with an electric mixer, beat together all of the cake ingredients for 2 minutes at medium-high speed.

all ingredients added to a bowl and whisked in a cup

STEP THREE: Pour cake batter into the prepared bundt pan and bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out with a few moist crumbs. Cool for 15 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

PRO TIP:

Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to check your cake at the lower end of the recommended baking time.

batter poured into the prepared bundt pan and bake

STEP FOUR: Whisk together the powdered sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl. Add milk a little at a time until the desired consistency is achieved. Drizzle the glaze over the cake.

sugar, lemon and milk whisked in a bowl and drizzled over the cake

How To Serve

This delicious cake doesn’t need a special occasion to have it on your dessert menu. Top individual slices with fresh fruit and a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra indulgent treat. Add a refreshing glass of iced tea to wash it down.

Our tornado cake is another Southern favorite, while our 7Up biscuits also make use of a simple can of soda to create light and fluffy baked goods.

Storage

ON THE COUNTER: Store this delicious cake in an airtight container on the countertop for 3 to 4 days. 

IN THE FRIDGE: This yummy and moist cake can also be kept in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. 

IN THE FREEZER: Freeze the unglazed cake for up to 3 months. Add the sweet glaze right before serving.

close up shot of a slice of 7Up Cake with a bite taken out of it on a plate

This 7Up cake uses simple ingredients and is the perfect choice the next time you are looking for a quick treat. The classic southern dessert is so moist from the pudding and light and fluffy from the soda that you won’t be able to stop at just one slice.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I use another type of soda?

If you don’t have 7Up on hand, you can substitute it with Sprite or ginger ale.

Can I freeze my 7Up cake?

This cake freezes really well! Make sure it is wrapped well in plastic wrap, then place in a freezer bag or plastic storage container.

Can I use a different flavor of cake mix in this 7Up bundt cake recipe?

This old-fashioned southern recipe would work fine with a lemon or white cake mix instead of the yellow cake mix.

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This 7Up cake is a delightfully moist cake that is topped with a simple glaze and is bursting with tangy lemon flavor.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10

Ingredients
  

Cake

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 3.4 ounces instant lemon pudding
  • 7.5 ounces can 7Up (1 mini can or about 1 cup)
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil

Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F. Spray a 9-inch bundt cake pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Add all ingredients to the bowl of a stand mixer or large mixing bowl. Beat together for 2 minutes at medium-high speed.
  • Pour batter into the prepared bundt pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Cool for 15 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Whisk together the powdered sugar and lemon juice. Add milk a little at a time until desired consistency is achieved. Drizzle the glaze over the cake.

Notes

  • Using carbonated soda in this recipe adds extra leavening and should result in a lighter, fluffier cake.
  • We used a 9-inch aluminum ring pan to get the bubbled up top to this cake. You can also use a traditional bundt pan and turn it upside down onto a cooling rack.
  • Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to check your cake at the lower end of the recommended baking time.

Nutrition

Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 264mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 146IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg
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