Simple 7UP Pound Cake Recipe

A deliciously easy, traditional 7UP Cake tastes like a lemon pound cake with tons of quaint allure! 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 this 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 check of time. I don’t know who’s concept it was to make use of 7UP soda in a pound cake, however boy am I eternally grateful.

This bundt cake is moist and gentle on the within, and crisp and golden on the skin. The soda provides it a slight trace of lemon taste that takes the crumb excessive! End every part off with a 7UP lemon glaze, and you’ve got your self a cake you may 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 high-quality 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 only some 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 greatest outcomes, I like to make use of pure vanilla extract (and never the artificial variety). 
  • 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 degree of carbonation that some house bakers swear by. You possibly can strive one other related lemon-lime flavored soda, similar to Sprite, Mountain Dew, and even Ginger Ale! I do advocate your soda is straight out of the fridge. Enable it to come back 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! Really it’s the highest within the bundt pan, however historically you flip the cake out of the pan and depart the graceful 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! In the event you want a easy end, depart the cake as it’s if you flip it out of the pan, however I actually love the country means the icing will get in all the perimeters. Plus, extra icing!!

  • Powdered Sugar: Also called confectioner’s sugar. The inspiration for a candy and easy icing.
  • Lemon: Recent lemon juice, in addition to further lemon zest.
  • Milk: Alternatively, you need to use 7UP as an alternative.
7UP cake batter in a mixing bowl.

Learn how to 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 resulting from its excessive sugar content material, so I extremely advocate utilizing baking spray as an alternative of standard non-stick spray. You can too use butter or shortening adopted by a dusting of flour. Both means, be sure that your pan is correctly greased so that you just don’t lose the highest half of the cake when inverting in a while!

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 every part is mixed. Steadily 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 utterly. BUT like I did within the photos, I flipped the cake again over to pour on the icing. I cherished the nooks and crannies the baked prime of the cake gave, and thought it could be the proper 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.