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7-Up Pound Cake

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7-Up Pound Cake is everything you love in a pound cake.

My husband has a huge sweet tooth. In fact, I might go so far as to say all of his teeth are of the sweet variety. I have been wanting to make this 7-Up Pound Cake for quite some time. It’s been in my “to try” file for a couple of years.  I made it and had it waiting for him on his recent return from a business trip. Because I like to surprise him like that! We all thoroughly enjoyed this cake and the recipe now has a permanent home in my recipe box.

7-Up pound cake will delight your family and guests. Plus it's so simple to make.

Truth be told, it wasn’t just for my husband. Exams were coming up for my kids and they get worked up about them so I wanted to make them something special too. This is a classic pound cake. Buttery and dense but also moist. It’s tasty by itself but you could certainly serve it with mixed berries and a bit of whipped cream if you’re looking to dress it up.

7-Up Pound Cake

7-Up Pound Cake

Yield: 16 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

This is a classic pound cake. Buttery and dense but also moist.



  • 1-½ cups butter, softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • ¾ cup 7-Up soda


  • 1-½ cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons 7-Up soda
  • ½ teaspoon grated lemon or lime peel, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 10-in. fluted or plain tube pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in lemon juice and vanilla. Add flour alternately with 7-Up, beating well after each addition.
  3. Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake 65-75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 20 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. For glaze, in a small bowl, mix confectioners' sugar and enough 7-Up to reach desired consistency. If desired, stir in lemon peel. Drizzle over cake.

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For the glaze I only used 7-Up, confectioners’ sugar, and the lime zest. The 7-Up adds that lemon-lime flavor in a somewhat subtle way.

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7-Up pound cake travels well, making it perfect for a potluck party.


Sunday 25th of October 2020

I like the sound of this pound cake! I can't wait to make it.


Friday 8th of June 2018

I have a mouthful of sweet teeth too! This looks delicious and I'm sure he was happy to have a sweet welcome home!

Amy (Savory Moments)

Wednesday 6th of June 2018

This is a neat idea for a cake! My husband has a sweet tooth (or all as you say haha) as well!

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