Simple 7UP Pound Cake Recipe

A deliciously easy, traditional 7UP Cake tastes like a lemon pound cake with tons of quaint appeal! This moist, tender cake is created from scratch in a bundt pan and drizzled with a do-it-yourself lemon glaze.

Need much more lemon-y cake concepts? Do that Lemon Chiffon Cake or this Lemon Bundt Cake!

Close up of cake slices next to a 7UP bundt cake on a plate.

Simple 7Up Bundt Cake Recipe

There’s bundt cake – after which there’s 7UP bundt cake! This can be a traditional Southern dessert that’s stood the take a look at of time. I don’t know who’s thought it was to make use of 7UP soda in a pound cake, however boy am I eternally grateful.

This bundt cake is moist and delicate on the within, and crisp and golden on the surface. The soda offers it a slight trace of lemon taste that takes the crumb excessive! End all the things off with a 7UP lemon glaze, and you’ve got your self a cake you possibly can serve at nearly any and all events. 

What Does 7 Up Do In Baking?

7UP acts in its place leavening agent to baking soda or baking powder. The carbonation helps the cake rise, whereas the 7UP itself serves because the liquid within the batter. I imply, would you simply look at that tremendous crumb and texture?!

Close up of cake slices next to a 7UP bundt cake on a plate.

Recipe Elements

This recipe comes collectively simply with just a few frequent components, for the cake in addition to the icing:

For the Cake

  • Butter: I exploit unsalted butter, and take it out of the fridge about half hour earlier than I begin, to let it come to room temperature.
  • Sugar: Common granulated white sugar. 
  • Eggs: Dropped at room temperature.
  • Lemon: You’ll want freshly squeezed lemon juice, and never bottled, in addition to lemon zest.
  • Vanilla Extract: For finest outcomes, I like to make use of pure vanilla extract (and never the artificial form). 
  • Cake Flour: My flour of selection for pound desserts. Cake flour is finer than all-purpose and the ensuing cake texture is lighter, fluffier, and extra tender.
  • 7UP Soda: Conventional 7UP has a very excessive stage of carbonation that some dwelling bakers swear by. You possibly can attempt one other comparable lemon-lime flavored soda, similar to Sprite, Mountain Dew, and even Ginger Ale! I do suggest your soda is straight out of the fridge. Permit it to return to room temperature, so it doesn’t impact the temperature of the batter!
  • Salt

For the Icing

You’ll discover within the photographs I iced the “backside” of the cake as an alternative of the highest! Truly it’s the highest within the bundt pan, however historically you flip the cake out of the pan and go away the sleek aspect uncovered. Within the case of this cake I left the tough aspect up, and poured my icing on so it could actually get in all of the nooks and crannies! When you desire a clean end, go away the cake as it’s whenever you flip it out of the pan, however I actually love the country means the icing will get in all the sides. Plus, extra icing!!

  • Powdered Sugar: Also referred to as confectioner’s sugar. The muse for a candy and clean icing.
  • Lemon: Contemporary lemon juice, in addition to extra lemon zest.
  • Milk: Alternatively, you should utilize 7UP as an alternative.
7UP cake batter in a mixing bowl.

How one can Make 7UP Cake

Grease the Pan: Grease a 10-inch bundt pan liberally with baking spray. This cake tends to be stickier than different desserts as a consequence of its excessive sugar content material, so I extremely suggest utilizing baking spray as an alternative of standard non-stick spray. You can even use butter or shortening adopted by a dusting of flour. Both means, ensure your pan is correctly greased so that you simply don’t lose the highest half of the cake when inverting afterward!

Make the Cake Batter: Cream collectively the butter and sugar. Add within the eggs, adopted by the lemon juice and zest, vanilla and salt, mixing till all the things is mixed. Progressively add within the flour, alternating with the 7UP. Combine the batter till simply mixed.

Bake: Pour the batter into your ready bundt pan. Bake the cake in a preheated oven till a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clear.

Invert: Depart the cake to chill within the pan for about 20 minutes earlier than you invert it. Flip the cake out onto a wire rack (or cake plate) to complete cooling fully. BUT like I did within the photos, I flipped the cake again over to pour on the icing. I liked the nooks and crannies the baked high of the cake gave, and thought it could be the right vessel to carry that candy glaze!

Ice: As soon as the cake is cool, whisk collectively the icing components. Drizzle the icing over the cake and provides it a couple of minutes to set earlier than slicing and serving.