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a 70up bundt cake sits on a white cake stand with a slice of lime and a slice of lemon. The cake is glazed with 7 up glaze. Two white plates sit on the table each with a big slice ready to go.
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5 from 2 votes

7Up Cake

7Up cake is a true Southern classic – sweet, moist and flavorful! Nobody can resist this lovely citrus pound cake with 7Up glaze.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 7 up cake, soda cake, pound cake, southern cake, lemon bundt cake
Servings: 12
Calories: 610kcal
Author: Mirlandra Neuneker


For The Cake

  • 1 cup salted butter softened
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening such as Crisco
  • 3 cups granulated white sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • Zest of 1 medium lemon
  • Zest of 1 medium lime
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup 7-Up soda

For The Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons 7-Up soda


To Make The Cake

  • Preheat oven to 325 F.
  • Butter and flour a 12 cup (3 quart) bundt pan. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together butter and shorting on high for 30 seconds using the whip attachment.
  • With the mixer on high add the sugar in a slow stream. Scrape the sides and then beat on high for about 3 minutes until the mixture is fully creamed together. It will look light and fluffy.
  • Turn the mixer to medium-low and add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.
  • Add the vanilla extract, lemon extract and the zest from both lemon and lime. Beat on low until combined.
  • Add the flour and salt. Beat on medium speed for 20 seconds and then add the cream and 7-Up.
  • Beat on medium speed until the batter is just mixed and fluffy.
  • Pour batter into the bundt pan and bake on the middle shelf of the oven.
  • Bake until a cake tester shows damp crumbs but no batter, about 1 hour and 15 to 1 hour and 30 minutes. (I suggest checking the cake for the first time at the 1 hour mark.)
  • Let cake sit in pan until pan is warm to the touch.
  • Use a spatula to loosen the sides and then invert the cake unto a baking rack to finish cooling.

To Make The Glaze

  • Whisk together 2 Tablespoons of 7-Up and 1 cup of powdered sugar until smooth. Drizzle over cooled cake.


This cake depends on good creaming of the butter and sugar to be successful. There is no additional leavening required.


Calories: 610kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 244mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 645IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 2mg