7 Up Pound Cake

Indulge in the heavenly delight of our 7 Up Pound Cake, where simplicity meets sheer decadence! This classic recipe brings together the rich, buttery texture of pound cake with a subtle hint of citrus and fizz from 7 Up soda. Each bite is a symphony of flavor, leaving you craving for more. Join us as we delve into the secrets of creating this delectable treat, complete with FAQs, cook notes, variations, and even keto and low-carb adaptations. Let’s embark on a culinary journey filled with sweetness and satisfaction!


For the Cake:

  • 1 1/2 cups Butter, softened
  • 3 cups Sugar
  • 5 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 teaspoons Almond (or Lemon) Extract
  • 3 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Sprite, 7-Up, Or Sierra Mist


  1. Preheat and Prepare: Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C). Grease and flour a 10-inch bundt pan or coat it with baking spray for easy release.
  2. Cream Butter and Sugar: In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add Eggs and Extracts: Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract and almond or lemon extract for added flavor.
  4. Incorporate Flour and Soda: Gradually add the all-purpose flour to the creamed mixture, alternating with the 7 Up soda. Begin and end with the flour, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  5. Pour into Pan: Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan, spreading it evenly with a spatula.
  6. Bake: Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for 60-70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Cool and Serve: Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then invert it onto a wire rack to cool completely. Slice and serve the 7 Up Pound Cake on its own or with a dollop of whipped cream for added indulgence.

Cook Notes and Variations:

  • Flavor Variation: Experiment with different extracts to customize the flavor of your pound cake. While almond and lemon extracts are traditional choices, you can also try using orange, coconut, or rum extract for a unique twist.
  • Glaze Option: Drizzle a simple glaze made with powdered sugar and citrus juice over the cooled cake for added sweetness and decoration.
  • Nutty Addition: Fold in chopped nuts such as pecans or almonds for added texture and flavor. Sprinkle some nuts on top of the batter before baking for a crunchy crust.

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