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7up Cake Recipe

Moist lemon scented cake with a tangy glaze to match, welcome citrus season with this Southern classic!!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: southern
Keyword: bundt cake, citrus, lemon, old fashioned recipes, pound cake, pound cake recipes, southern 7up pound cake
Servings: 16 slices
Calories: 511kcal


  • 1 1/2 cup unsalted butter 3 sticks, room temperature
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 eggs large, room temperature
  • 3 cups flour sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup 7 UP

Lemon Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons 7 UP
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


For the cake

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Generously spray a bundt pan with baking spray with flour, set aside.
  • In a medium size bowl, sift together flour and kosher salt.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add butter and beat for 2-3 minutes. Slowly add sugar to butter and mix until light and fluffy. About 6-7 minutes.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, and beat well after each addition.
  • Turn mixer to lowest speed and add flour to butter mixture in three additions. Mix each addition until just combined, scraping down the sides as necessary. Be careful not to overmix.
  • Lastly, add lemon juice, lemon zest, vanilla extract, and 7 UP. Mix until just combined, scraping down the sides as needed.
  • Pour batter into prepared bundt pan and bake for 1 hour to and 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Let cake cool in budnt pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Invert and remove from pan. Let cake cool completely on a wire rack.

For the glaze

  • In a medium bowl, sift powdered sugar. Add lemon juice, 7 UP, and vanilla extract and whisk until combined. Pour glaze over cooled cake.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 511kcal | Carbohydrates: 83.7g | Protein: 4.6g | Fat: 19.1g | Saturated Fat: 11.5g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 244mg | Potassium: 54mg | Sugar: 65g | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg