Originally posted May 14, 2012

7-up Bundt Cake

7-up Bundt Cake by car2ngrl

I love "vintage" (like from the 50s) recipes with odd ingredients and among those kinds of recipes soda pop recipes are at the top of the list.

Here's a pound cake that uses 7-up...both in the cake and in the glaze.

The only trouble I had was getting the cake out of the bundt pan so grease that pan REALLY well.


  • CAKE
  • 1-1/2 cups softened butter
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup 7-up (or other lemon/lime) soda
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 teaspoons 7-up
1 cake


Preheat oven to 325.

Grease bundt pan well...really well.

Mix butter until light and fluffy -- should take a couple minutes if the butter's soft.

Slowly cream together with sugar.

Mix in eggs, one at a time, followed by lemon extract.

Slowly add flour then the soda.

Pour batter into pan and bake for 1-1/4 hours until a wooden pick comes out cleanly.

Remove from pan and cool for 8-10 minutes.

Mix glaze ingredients and then spoon over cake.

about 2 hours


  • commented almost 12 years ago

    I was hoping for something different. The batter had this frothy texture. But in the end, it was a basic pound cake. I even halved the lemon extract with the hope of letting the true 7-up flavor through. I think 7-up may be too subtle of a soda.

    I'm going to try two alternates, though. One idea is to poke holes in the cake and allow a thin soda glaze/syrup to soak in (ala rum cake). Another thought is to try a different soda. Will report back here my findings.

  • commented almost 12 years ago

    Intriguing, what's the reward? How does the 7-up make it awesome?

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