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Best 7up Pound Cake Recipe is velvety soft, sweet, and bursting with a lemon-lime flavor. This pound cake is is full of butter and lemon and seriously incredible.

It’s been a while since I’ve added to my Pound Cake Review Series. Surprisingly, I had never made 7up Pound Cake before I tested this one.

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Slice of pound cake


As with any recipe, read the ingredients and instructions through completely before starting. Make sure you have all the ingredients on hand, that the ingredients that need to be at room temperature are at room temperature, and that you have the correct equipment.

  • First, this is one of the few pound cakes in which I use cake flour.
  • Do not use margarine. Use real butter, unsalted.
  • I wrote a very detailed post on How to Bake the Perfect Pound Cake. I recommend you hop over and read it.
  • For best flavor use pure lemon extractnot imitation.
  • Additionally, I recommend calibrating your oven once a year. Read How to Calibrate your Oven here.
  • You can use any clear lemon/lime soda 7up, Sprite, Mello Yello, or Mountain Dew. Since these sodas have a citrus base, I add lemon and vanilla extract.
  • Finally, you can make this pound cake in a 9×13-inch baking pan. Read this post for details: Sheet Pan Pound Cake.

slice of pound cake


I sit my pound cakes on a cookie sheet to bake to catch any leaks. Furthermore, sitting the pan on a cookie sheet may affect the baking time. As well, using a light versus a dark tube pan will affect baking times. For my cakes, I bake in a light pan on a round cookie sheet.

I‚Äôm not a fan of non-stick spray for pound cakes. Some of the sides always stick pulling off that crust that I worked so hard to create. Instead, I like to use solid vegetable shortening and follow that with a dusting of granulated sugar. (Yes, sugar. Sugar doesn‚Äôt leave any white areas on the cake.) Alternately, I like the Wilton cake release. (When I started this pound cake series, I did use non-stick spray. However, after making so many and trying other methods, I do not use non-stick spray for cakes now. I have tried to go back and update those posts, but may have missed some.)


I recommend storing leftover pound cake either on the counter at room temperature or in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Furthermore, it will last anywhere from 3 to 4 days at room temperature or 5 to 7 days in the refrigerator.


Pound cakes freeze beautifully. Wrap it up tightly with aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap and store it in the freezer for 4 to 6 months.

whole pound cake


You can get them ALL here!

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  7. Fresh Strawberry Pound Cake
  8. Butterbeer Pound Cake
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  10. Orange Creamsicle Pound Cake
  11. Citrus Pound Cake
  12. Woodford Reserve Bourbon Cake 
  13. Fig Preserve Pound Cake
  14. Hummingbird Cake Pound Cake 

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7up pound cake

Best 7up Pound Cake Recipe

7up soda adds a lemon-lime flavor to this classic Southern pound cake.
Author: Paula
5 from 17 votes
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 16 servings


  • 1 and ¬Ĺ cups unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon pure lemon extract
  • ¬ĺ cup 7up soda not diet
  • ¬ľ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 cups cake flour sift then measured correctly
  • ¬ľ teaspoon salt


  • Please read post above for substitutions and tips.
  • Preheat oven to 325¬į F. (If you haven't calibrated your oven recently, I recommend you calibrate your oven once a year. For info read:¬†How to Calibrate your Oven.)
  • Coat a¬†10-inch, 12-cup¬†tube pan¬†or¬†bundt pan¬†with¬†solid vegetable shortening¬†and sugar or¬†Wilton cake release¬†spray.
  • In the¬†bowl¬†of¬†an¬†electric mixer, beat¬†butter¬†until fluffy. Add granulated sugar and beat on medium speed until the mixture is fluffy. Stop mixer and scrape sides. Mix again.
  • Add lemon extracts. Mix in. Reduce speed to low and mix again.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, mix until all eggs and flour are combined. Stop mixer and scrape sides. Mix again.
  • Combine the flour and salt. Combine the 7up and heavy whipping cream
  • Add the flour mixture alternately with the 7up mixture beginning and ending with flour. Stop the mixer and scrape sides and bottom, beat again until just combined.
  • Transfer batter to the prepared pan.
  • Bake for about 1 hour 20 to 30 minutes or until a tester comes out clean or with dry crumbs. (The internal temperature of the cake will be 200¬įF when fully cooked.)
  • Allow cake to cool on a¬†wire rack¬†for 15 to 20 minutes before inverting on a tray to cool completely. Wait until the cake is completely cool before frosting or glazing. (I did not glaze this cake.)
  • Store in an airtight cake taker either on the counter or in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh on the counter for 3 to 4 days and in the refrigerator for 5 to 7 days. See notes above for freezing.


Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 688IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Quick question because I am so anxious to try this recipe. Does it call for cake flour or all purpose? Within the details you mention that this is one of the pound cakes that you use cake flour in but there actual recipe states all purpose flour. Which one? Also, I’d like to thank you for taking me down a 2am pound cake rabbit hole as I explored all of your recipes! LOL. I may actually need to postpone my upcoming diet until I make a few of these, like the responsible adult that I am. Hahaha. Thank you so much for sharing your talent!

    1. Definitely postpone your diet. ūüėČ Yes, I did use cake flour for this recipe. I’m so used to typing all-purpose that I mistakenly typed that in the recipe card. I did use cake flour though. (Honestly, I can’t tell it made a difference.)

  2. 5 stars
    Love this cake is there anyway you can’t use oil instead of butter in pound cakes. love all that you do…..

  3. 5 stars
    I haven’t had 7Up pound cake in years. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

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