7Up Pound Cake

This delicious 7Up Pound Cake is made with an old fashioned recipe that you may remember. 

It is light and fluffy and a great go to cake when you need a little citrus added in your diet.

7Up Pound Cake Recipe

  • 3 cups sifted cake flour

  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks butter)

  • 3 cups white granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 

  • 5 large eggs

  • 3/4 cups 7Up 

*Because of the reaction of 7Up in this recipe it does not need baking power, soda or salt.

Let all your ingredients come to room temperature out of the refrigerator, except for  your 7Up that you will be adding to your glaze mixture. Keep it cold.

Do not open your can of 7Up that is going into your cake batter until you are ready to add it to the batter in your mixing bowl.

That way you will keep more of the fizzle in your cake batter.

Sift the flour, then measure it. 

I sift my flour onto a sheet of waxed paper then spoon it into my measuring cup, thereby save washing another dish.

Cream butter and sugar in a stand mixing bowl until light and fluffy.

Stir in lime juice, lemon extract and vanilla extract. 

Stir in eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Gently fold in flour and scrape down sides and bottom of bowl.

Fold in 7Up slowly until it is well mixed.

Pour batter into a 10" tube cake pan that has been greased on the bottom and lined on the bottom with parchment paper. 

Then grease the parchment paper plus sides of pan.

Dust bottom and sides of pan lightly with sifted flour, then gently shake out any excess flour.

Pour batter into the tube pan making sure to smooth the top of batter so your cake will bake as level as possible.

Bake in 325F. preheated oven 1 hour and 15 minutes or until the cake tests done when probed with a toothpick or small knife in the center.

When it is done, remove pan from oven and let cake set 10 minutes before removing it from the pan to finish cooling on a cooling rack.

When cooled completely, prepare 7Up glaze.

7Up Cake Glaze Recipe

  • 1/2 stick butter

  • 3 cups sifted powdered sugar

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 3-4 tablespoon cold 7up as needed

Cream butter and add powdered sugar.

Fold in amount of 7up to make a glaze that is thick enough so that it does not run off the sides of the cake when you frost it.

Place unglazed cake on a serving plate or cake stand, drizzle or frost with the glaze and let it rest a couple of hours before serving.

Upside Down 7Up Cake

7Up Sauce

  • 1/2 cup 7Up

  • 1 cup dried apricots

  • 1/2 cup butter

  • 1 cup brown sugar

Simmer the 7Up with the apricots for 20 minutes.

Stir in the butter and brown sugar in and continue until the butter has melted and is incorporated.

Spread the sauce over the bottom of a 12" by 9" baking pan.

Upside Down Cake Batter

  • 1/2 cup butter

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 1/4 cups sifted cake flour

  • 1/2 cup 7Up

  • 3 large egg whites, stiffly beaten

Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy.

Stir in the flour mixture, alternating with the 7Up starting and ending with the 7Up the flour.

Fold in the beaten egg white.

Pour the mixture over the sauce in the pan and bake in 350F. oven for 45 minutes.

Invert the Upside Down 7UP Cake onto an appropriate oblong cake server plate with a lid.

Serve the cake upside down.

History Of 7Up

The soft drink 7Up, was launched under the long name "Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda" two weeks before the horrific Wall Street Crash of 1929.

The 7up company created and published a 7up cake recipe in a cook booklet in 1953, to help them promote and sell their soft drink sodas.

A great many food and drink manufacturers create fabulous recipes promoting their food products that way.


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