June 3, 2023Review Recipe
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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.
7Up Cake Ingredients
7Up Cake is a delicious treat that’s perfect for any occasion. The fluffy and light yellow cake is infused with the delicate citrus flavor of 7Up soda and lemony pudding, creating an immensely flavorful experience.
When you take your first delightful bite, you’ll be amazed by the combination of sweet and heavenly soft cake and lively 7Up flavor.
The tartness in 7Up complements the cake’s sweetness beautifully, creating a mouthwatering sensation that will linger with each bite.
To make this moist cake, you’ll need:
For The Cake:
- 1 box of yellow cake mix
- 1 (3.4-ounce) box of lemon instant pudding mix
- 1 (7.5-ounce) can of 7Up (1 mini can or about 1 cup)
- 4 eggs, room temperature
- ¾ cup of vegetable oil
For The Glaze:
- 2 cups of powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons of 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
Making this cake is as simple as mixing together all of the cake ingredients before pouring them into a bundt cake pan. Using a boxed cake mix makes this process quick and easy.
Once the cake has been baked, you will make a sweet glaze to drizzle over top before serving.
Follow our step-by-step instructions below to make this delicious dessert.
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.
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.
STEP THREE: Pour cake batter into the prepared bundt pan and bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 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.
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.
STEP FOUR: Whisk together the powdered sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl. Add the milk a little at a time until the desired consistency is achieved. Drizzle the glaze 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.
A smattering of berries or juicy peaches makes an excellent contrast in flavor and texture to the slightly crunchy topping. Add a light beverage like lemonade or iced tea to balance out the sweetness of the cake.
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.
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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.
Allow the cake to thaw at room temperature, and then add the sweet glaze right before serving.
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
If you don’t have 7Up on hand, you can substitute it with Sprite or ginger ale.
This cake freezes really well! Make sure it is wrapped well in plastic wrap, then place in a freezer bag or plastic storage container.
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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- 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
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons whole milk
- 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 40 to 45 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 the milk a little at a time until desired consistency is achieved. Drizzle the glaze over the cake.
- 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.
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