7-UP Pound Cake

7-UP Pound Cake

This 7-UP Pound Cake​ gets its distinctive lemon flavor from the addition of lemon-lime soda to the cake batter! It's moist, tangy, and delicious!
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  • Serves: 16 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Preheat the oven to 300 F. Grease and flour a 10- to 12-cup tube or Bundt cake pan .
  3. Step 3

    Combine the butter, shortening, and sugar in the bowl of a large stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Cream everything together on medium speed for 3-5 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  4. Step 4

    Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the lemon extract to the cake batter and beat well. 
  5. Step 5

    Turn the mixer to low and add a third of the flour.
  6. Step 6

    Once the flour is almost incorporated, add half of the 7-UP soda.
  7. Step 7

    Add half of the remaining flour, then the rest of the soda, and finish up by adding the last of the flour. Let the mixer run until almost all of the flour streaks have disappeared. Turn the mixer off.
  8. Step 8

    Finish mixing the cake batter by hand using a rubber spatula, until it is homogenous and no dry patches remain.
  9. Step 9

    Scrape the batter into the prepared pan.
  10. Step 10

    Bake the cake for 75-90 minutes, or until it tests done. If the top starts to look too dark before the center is cooked, cover it with loosely tented foil. 
  11. Step 11

    Cool the cake in the pan for 30 minutes on a wire rack. Turn out the cake on to the rack, and cool completely before serving.
  12. Step 12

    Once cool, sprinkle a light dusting of powdered sugar over the entire cake. Alternatively, make a lemon glaze for the cake— this is extra-delicious if you substitute 2 tablespoons of 7UP for the lemon juice.
  13. Step 13