“Old fashioned 7-Up pound cake recipe made from scratch the southern way! Velvety soft, moist and finished off with a classic 7-up  glaze!”

My grandma Barb’s homemade 7-up pound cake is THE TRUTH. But mine…is better! *drops mic* Love you grandma but this 7-up pound cake is out of this world good! (No worries, she encourages a lil friendly competition every now and then : )

It still packs in all the flavor of a good old-fashioned 7-up pound cake but the texture is incredible thanks to one of my favorite pound cake ingredients, heavy whipping cream!!

7-Up Pound Cake Recipe


I don’t think my grandmother has discovered the magic of heavy whipping cream in pound cake yet. She made a 7-up pound cake ALL.THE.TIME. when I was growing up.

Like seriously y’all there really was a 7-up pound cake made every doggone week! We ate it plain most of the time but occasionally it was drizzled with a glaze or we’d top it with fresh strawberries and cool whip.

7-Up Pound Cake Recipe


This year was actually my first time ever making a homemade 7-up pound cake. I don’t know what took me so long.

The sweet, comforting, familiar aroma had my house smelling like vanilla, sugar, and lemons all day! This classic 7-up pound cake is a true winner! It only gets better the next day!


If you’ve never experienced a true 7-up pound cake them let me be the first to introduce you to a cake that could easily become your favorite! My little Ethan couldn’t get enough!  It’s velvety soft, sweet, and bursting with a lemon-lime flavor.  Adding the soda really gives this cake a great texture and flavor.

7-Up Pound Cake Recipe

Don’t worry if you’re not a fan of 7-up because I’m not either, yet this cake is still one of my favs!

Some say that you can replace the 7-up with any kind of lemon-lime flavored soda but to many (Southerners mainly) that is an abomination and it MUST be made with 7-up. Mehh I’m not getting into that one.

Just make the cake Annie-Mae! You might just love me for it!

Watch me make this homemade 7 -Up pound cake from start to finish!

7-Up Pound Cake Recipe

Get the Recipe: 7 Up Pound Cake

4.44 from 401 ratings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 10 people


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup 7-Up soda


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons 7-up


  • Preheat oven to 325 F.
  • Generously grease and lightly flour a bundt pan. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter, shortening and sugar.
  • Mix in the eggs one at a time.
  • Fold in the vanilla extract and lemon extract.
  • Fold in the lemon zest and lime zest.
  • Gradually add in the flour and salt and mix until combined.
  • Mix in the heavy whipping cream and 7-up until well combined and batter is fluffy.
  • Spoon batter into bundt pan.
  • Bake for 1 hour and 10-15 minutes (check on it after the 1 hour mark) or until knife inserted into middle comes out clean.
  • Let cake sit in pan until pan is warm to the touch.
  • Remove from pan and place on a cooling rack until completely cooled.
  • Drizzle with 7-up glaze if desired.


Cuisine: American, southern
Course: cake, Dessert, pound cake
Author: Divas Can Cook
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