7UP Pound Cake

by Melissa



This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #TENways  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV


Did you ever have 7UP pound cake growing up? This is a southern recipe that is as yummy as it is flavorful.



7-up Pound Cake
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
Author: Melissa Coleman
  • CAKE:
  • 3 sticks butter softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons lemon extract
  • 3/4 cup 7UP TEN
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  1. CAKE:
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease your bundt pan taking extra care in the corners.
  3. Cream your butter and sugar together, approximately 10 minutes. Add in your eggs, beating them in one at a time. Add your flour (a cup or so at a time) and lemon extract. Fold in your 7UP TEN.
  4. Pour your mixture into Bundt pan and bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour. Depending on your oven you may have to bake a little longer.
  5. GLAZE:
  6. Mix powdered sugar and milk together. When cake is completely cooled, dribble with glaze.





It is that time of the year where we are all thinking about bikini weather so substituting some of our favorite dishes like 7UP pound cake for something a little more weight conscious is always a plus. Here is an easy substitute for a skinny 7UP pound cake that is just as delicious.


  • 1 box Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 can 7UP TEN


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray your bundt pan greasing well.

Mix together the 7UP TEN and cake mix until smooth. Cook for approximately 1 hour or until cake comes out clean. You can dust this cake lightly with powdered sugar for a little extra sweetness.



What I love about both of these cakes, the traditional southern version or the skinnier version is that you can use 7UP TEN in both which is a great less calorie option but taste just as full flavored as regular 7UP. 7UP TEN also has some full flavored TEN calorie brothers and sisters as well like Sunkist TEN, A&W TEN and Canada Dry TEN that would be a great beverage option to go along with your pound cake. All of which have the full flavor of their original counterparts minus one little thing, the calories. Who doesn’t love less calories? I picked up my 7UP TEN at my local Wal-Mart and you can to and get .50 cents off with this wonderful coupon. Offer available while supplies last, from 3/27-4/17.


Leave a Comment


kendall April 1, 2014 - 8:48 AM

Oh my goodness! This looks DELICIOUS! I love pound cake!!

Danielle April 1, 2014 - 9:29 AM

This looks and sounds delicious! I would have never thought to add soda to cake mix!

Melissa Coleman April 1, 2014 - 12:21 PM

Yep, soda actually makes it really moist. 🙂

Claire @ A Little Claireification April 1, 2014 - 12:26 PM

Holy cow this looks delicious, Melissa!! What a great recipe. Pinning!

Robin (Masshole Mommy) April 1, 2014 - 12:39 PM

I have never heard of such a thing, but my goodness does that ever sound good!!

Regina April 1, 2014 - 7:21 PM

I just died and went to pound cake heaven. 🙂 Thank you for sharing this Melissa..definitely going to try this during the Easter/Mother’s Day season.

Melissa Coleman April 1, 2014 - 7:30 PM

Haha! You are welcome Regina. 🙂

Ange April 1, 2014 - 6:22 PM

I’m going to *try* and recreate this over the weekend! Looks delish!

Melissa Coleman April 1, 2014 - 7:32 PM

It is delicious and I know you have been on a health kick so the skinnier version is just as yummy. I sometimes like to fix it simply because it is a lot easier without a bunch of extra steps.

Laura MyNewestAddiction April 1, 2014 - 9:21 PM

GURL!!! You don’t even know how you just spoke to my kid self! I used to eat “soda pound cakes” every weekend! I definitely will be making this recipe!

Melissa Coleman April 2, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Awesome! 🙂

Carly April 2, 2014 - 6:52 AM

Oh YUM! Yes please!

LeleR April 2, 2014 - 6:58 AM

This looks amazing, I’m just wondering if 7up would work with any boxed yellow cake mix? In the uk, our basic sponge cake is a Victoria sponge, or sandwich, and I’m trying to figure out if this would work with that, instead of adding the milk and eggs like directed? And if it won’t, do you have the weights and measures, other than cups, for the original recipe for your basic yellow pound cake? Gotta admit I thought it was called a pound cake because the ingredients weights’ were all a pound, but I’ve seen so many different weights in recipes that I’m now not sure anymore. Thanks for any advice you can offer :-:-)

Melissa Coleman April 2, 2014 - 9:12 AM

The skinnier version that I mentioned is mixed with just boxed cake mix. It is just as yummy too. I don’t have any other measurements but I bet a quick Google search could find you what they would revert over too.

You are right about the pound cake weights in pound. That is originally how it came about but because measurements aren’t really weighed in pounds anymore it is just a 1:1:1:1 ratio of all the ingredients of flour, butter, eggs and sugar.

Chelsea April 2, 2014 - 8:59 AM

Yummy! What a brilliant idea! I loooove 7-Up, but I would’ve never thought to put it in a dessert!

Louida April 2, 2014 - 10:14 AM

Your post brings back memories! It has been a long time since I’ve had 7UP pound cake. My grandmother use to make it.

brett April 2, 2014 - 11:32 AM

i was reading the first recipe confused about how 3 sticks of butter was lighter. LOL!! i love simple recipes 🙂

Melissa Coleman April 2, 2014 - 12:51 PM

Haha! No that is definitely not the skinnier version.

Sue April 2, 2014 - 11:59 AM

They look super yummy! I love that you added a skinny version too! Sometimes you just get so sucked into a recipe that you forget all about calories. But you offer a way back out! Thank you!

Melissa Coleman April 2, 2014 - 12:52 PM

I love the original but sometimes I fix the skinnier version not because it has less calories but because it takes way less time. haha

Tracey April 2, 2014 - 12:12 PM

Yumm this sounds good. Never would have thought to add 7 Up!

amber.m April 2, 2014 - 12:15 PM

Are you serious?
That’s it? Just mix the cake mix & soda together & you create that delicious looking cake?! Pinning this for later! Oh my goodness, I love simple recipes and this just looks delicious!

Melissa Coleman April 2, 2014 - 12:54 PM

The pictures are with the original version. The skinnier version is the cake mix and soda, though it still does look very similar and definitely tastes just as yummy.

Dawn Lopez April 2, 2014 - 3:00 PM

Oh yum! That looks so thick and moist, it’s unreal! I’ve made baked goods with soda before and still can’t believe how amazing they come out. Hard to believe! Thanks for this idea, yummy!

Melissa April 2, 2014 - 1:07 PM

Oh, this looks delicious! Two of my favorite things mixed together!

Betsy Mitchell April 2, 2014 - 1:30 PM

Yep, that looks AMAZING. Thanks for sharing. I know what I’ll be making this weekend!

valmg @ From Val's Kitchen April 2, 2014 - 4:27 PM

I’m from NJ. I have never heard of 7up pound cake. Maybe it’s a southern thing?

Melissa Coleman April 2, 2014 - 5:03 PM

Yes, it is a southern thing.

Liz Mays April 2, 2014 - 2:54 PM

That sounds so yummy, and I love that you can do it skinny too. Oh my goodness, I want a slice right now!

Alissa April 2, 2014 - 2:57 PM

This looks delicious! I’ve never tried adding 7Up to the mix, but I bet it would help keep the cake very soft.

Karen April 2, 2014 - 3:59 PM

This looks delicious! I love pound cake and this is so easy to make. Going to have to try this out soon!

Jenn @ The Rebel Chick April 2, 2014 - 4:27 PM

I love pound cake! Yours looks absolutely delicious, I could go for a slice now!

Laura April 2, 2014 - 6:28 PM

oh my gosh! I just ate dinner and I was full, but I’m dying over how delicious that looks!

Christina S April 2, 2014 - 7:33 PM

I’ve heard of it, but never made it. Looks great!

Paige April 2, 2014 - 6:18 PM

I’ve heard of a similar cake with coke before…definitely sounds interesting!

Jamie Rippy (@MamaMommyMom) April 2, 2014 - 7:12 PM

I’ve never had a 7Up Pound Cake, but we used to make Sundrop and Cheerwine Pound Cake all the time!

Krystal April 2, 2014 - 7:38 PM

You are so creative! I would never have thought to use soda in a cake recipe!

Melissa Coleman April 3, 2014 - 12:38 PM

It is an old recipe so I can’t take all the credit. My mom use to make this cake. 🙂

Alesha @ Full Time Mama April 2, 2014 - 10:45 PM

I’ve never even heard of 7up pound cake, let alone tasted it! Looks like I’ve been missing out on a majorly delicious treat! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama April 3, 2014 - 6:49 AM

The glaze is always the best part. More, please!

Melissa Coleman April 3, 2014 - 12:39 PM

Yes! A lot of people like to do lemon juice in replace of the milk but I find that it is just a little to much lemon for me.

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? April 3, 2014 - 8:04 AM

I don’t think I’ve ever had a 7up pound cake. It sounds so yummy and moist!

katherine April 3, 2014 - 10:38 AM

This looks so delicious! I’m totally in love!

Elizabeth Norton April 3, 2014 - 2:20 PM

This looks delicious and beautiful. 🙂 I have never used 7up in the kitchen like this before.

Raya April 3, 2014 - 4:40 PM

This looks so tasty! This will be on the menu for the weekend for sure.

melinda April 3, 2014 - 3:23 PM

that looks very good. Im sure the soda adds a great sweetness

April at Two Chic's Blog April 3, 2014 - 7:46 PM

This cake looks really great, loving that you made it out of 7Up TEN! Lower calories!

Desiree M. April 3, 2014 - 7:33 PM

THANK YOU for including a skinny version! I only eat low calorie so it’s always nice seeing “skinny” versions of stuff. This pound cake looks delicious!

Onica {MommyFactor} April 3, 2014 - 8:10 PM

I haven’t cooked with soda of any sort before. I’m not a fan of soda beverages. But this cake looks amazing so I’ll have to be open to it and try this recipe.

Melissa Coleman April 4, 2014 - 8:15 AM

I don’t drink much soda. I used to have a bad habit about drinking diet cherry 7up until I got pregnant with my daughter and then just stopped for that whole nine months and haven’t really picked up any sense then. That was nearly 7 years ago. I do find that i’ll use some in recipes though. I like to use root beer in pulled pork, yum!

Prototype Mama April 3, 2014 - 9:54 PM

This is one of my favorite cakes! Thanks for taking me back–now I need to make this

Janeane Davis April 4, 2014 - 1:57 PM

I have never had 7 Up cake. However, I have heard many great things about it and want to try it.

Chelsea April 4, 2014 - 2:19 PM

I’ve never thought of putting soda into a cake..but this looks really really good and I can kind of imagine what it’d taste like- yum!

Amber K April 4, 2014 - 7:13 PM

I grew up on 7Up cake! I had forgotten all about it until now – so yummy.

Stacie @ The Divine Miss Mommy April 5, 2014 - 9:13 AM

My grandmother used to make this when we would go to her house each summer. I loved it then and it has been years since I have had 7up poundcake. We need to make this!! 🙂

Melissa Coleman April 5, 2014 - 3:16 PM

I love recipes that bring back memories. 🙂

Dina April 7, 2014 - 10:53 AM

that looks so yummy. I just made a sundrop cake that is similar.

Alpana Deo April 9, 2014 - 3:22 PM

Melissa, this cake looks so inviting…I am going to make it over the weekend for sure. I would like to go for the Cake Mix version..it’s faster right?..:) Just have one question…cake mix calls for Butter/Oil and Eggs. So, will we be using eggs and butter for this cake or just the cake mix plus 7up?

Melissa Coleman April 9, 2014 - 8:03 PM

Nope just the mix and 7up and yep it is definitely faster.

Alpana Deo April 10, 2014 - 8:18 AM

Thanks, will try it very soon.