Delicious 7-up Pound Cake

I can remember as a little girl watching my stepfather’s mother making this delicious 7-up pound cake. Now could you believe that it was actual 7-up soda incorporated into this cake. I’m here to say, “yes it is!” If you are a soda drinker, then you could immediately identify the taste. I can recall asking her was she really going to put soda in a cake and she kept pouring. I knew once it was ready, that I had to get the first slice because I was curious of the outcome. The first bite was so moist and sweet. I could taste the soda permeating through. If you have a sweet tooth like myself then you would absolutely love this recipe that I am going to spill.



  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 3 cups all purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup 7-up soda

7-up glaze

  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons 7-up


  1. Preheat oven to 325 F.
  2. Generously grease bundt pan. Lightly flour. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together butter, shortening and sugar.
  4. Mix in the eggs one at a time.
  5. Fold in the vanilla and lemon extract.
  6. Fold in the lemon and lime zest.
  7. Gradually add in the flour and salt mix until combined.
  8. Mix in the the heavy whipping cream and 7-up. mix well until batter is fluffy.
  9. Spoon batter into bundt pan.
  10. Bake for 1 hour and 15 mins or until knife comes out clean.
  11. Let cake sit in pan until warm.
  12. Remove from pan and place on a cooling rack until cool.
  13. Drizzle with 7-up glaze.
  14. Serve with a scoop of ice cream.
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