The Perfect 7Up Pound Cake Recipe from Scratch

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Hey Y’all! I just wanted to share this easy 7Up Pound cake recipe with y’all. Let me tell you this is the easiest pound cake  in the world to bake. I remember growing up, if there was a cake being baked in my house. It was surely a 7Up Pound cake.

I got this  recipe from my sister Mary Lou, but I decided to tweak a few things. I made the cake a few times before I was completely happy with how it turned out. The first cake I baked, I used All Purpose flour and it came out a bit heavy. It definitely was not the pound cake that I remembered from my childhood. The next cake I used Swan Cake flour, and it instantly became the  7up pound cake I grew up enjoying as a child.

I also baked a third cake with Softa Silk Cake Flour, by Pillsbury because sometimes it’s hard to find  Swan Cake Flour. Both of these cake flours are great choices, there is no real difference in taste. So feel free to use either one,  this pound cake is the perfect cake to serve during the holidays. I also added a homemade glaze, which is so incredibly easy to make. I’m sure this cake will be a hit, because it’s easy, moist, and lets not forget delicious! Let’s get baking!

As always let’s make sure that we have a list of our ingredients.

Ingredients for 7up Pound Cake

Ingredients for 7up Pound Cake from Scratch

– 3 cups of Swan Cake flour

-3 sticks of unsalted butter (softened room temperature) and a little extra for the pan

-1 lemon( for lemon zest) optional

-5 large eggs (room temperature)

-1 teaspoon of Lemon extract

-3 cups of sugar

-1 teaspoon of Vanilla extract

-3/4 cup of 7Up (room temperature)

Ingredients for Homemade Glaze

7Up Pound Cake Home Glaze ingredients

-4 Tablespoons of whole milk

-2 Cups of Confections Powdered Sugar

-1 Tablespoon of Lemon extract

How to Make a 7up Pound Cake from Scratch

First, I’m going to start with 3 sticks of room temperature unsalted butter. Then, add 3 cups of sugar.

The unsalted  butter and the sugar must mix for at least 5-6 minutes on medium speed (this is very important). 

After you’ve mixed the butter and sugar together add 5 room temperature eggs, one at time to your batter as it mixes on low speed. 

This step is completely optional, but you can add  tablespoon of lemon zest to your batter.

Mixed ingredients for the 7up pound cake from scratch

Then, add 1 teaspoon of lemon extract, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and the optional tablespoon of lemon zest. Don’t forget to continue mixing the batter!

Next, add 3 cups of Swan Cake flour and 3/4 cup of 7Up. While still mixing  alternating 1 cup of cake flour at a time with the 7up. 

Now, mix all of your ingredients together for at least 1 minute. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.

I’m using a Nordic Ware Angel Food Cake Pan,  but any bundt cake pan will do. Be sure to butter and flour your pan, then pour in your batter. Allow your cake to bake on 325 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Once your cake is finished, let it cool in the cake pan for at least 1 minute. 

Then, turn the cake onto a cooling rack, be careful during this process because the cake pan is still hot.

How to Make the Homemade Glaze

While the cake is on the cooling rack you can begin to make your homemade glaze. You will need 2 cups of powdered sugar,  4 tablespoons of whole milk, and 1 tablespoon of lemon extract.

Then, mix all of your ingredients together, if you prefer a thicker glaze add more powdered sugar. 

I used a squeeze bottle to drizzle the glaze over my cake.

Once my cake has cooled, I flipped it over onto my cake plate, and added the glaze.

This is an extremely delicious and lemon flavored cake recipe. The perfect pound cake for the holiday season! Feel free to let us know what you think of this  easy cake recipe  in the comment section.

Happy Baking!

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The Perfect 7UP Pound Cake Recipe

Hey Y'all! In this post I'm showing you how to create the perfect 7Up pound cake fromscratch. It's super easy, moist, and delicious!
5 from 19 votes
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Mixer
  • Nordic Ware Angel Food Cake Pan 4.5in(H)x10in(W)x10in(D)
  • Oven

Ingredients
  

7Up Pound Cake Ingredients

  • 3 cups of Swan Cake flour
  • 3 sticks of softened unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 lemon for lemon zest optional
  • 5 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon extract
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup of 7Up at room temperature

Ingredients of Homemade Glaze

  • 4 tablespoons of whole milk
  • 2 cups of confections powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon flavor

Instructions
 

How to Make 7Up Pound Cake from Scratch

  • First, I'm going to start with 3 sticks of room temperature butter. Then, add 3 cups of sugar.
  • The butter and the sugar must mix for at least 5-6 minutes( this is very important). 
  • After you've mixed the butter and sugar together add 5 room temperature eggs, one at time to your mixture as it mixes. 
  • This step is completely optional, but you can add  1 tablespoon of lemon zest to your batter.
  • Then, add 1 tablespoon of lemon flavor, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and the optional tablespoon of lemon zest. Don't forget to continue mixing the batter!
  • Next, add 3 cups of Swan Cake flour and 3/4 cup of 7Up. While still mixing  alternating 1 cup of cake flour at a time with the 7up. 
  • Now, mix all of your ingredients together for at least 1 minute. 
  • I'm using a Nordic Ware Angel Food Cake Pan, but any bundt cake pan will work. Be sure to butter and flour your pan, then pour in your batter. Allow your cake to bake on 325 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Once your cake is finished, let it cool in the cake pan for at least 1 minute.
  • Then, turn the cake onto a cooling rack, be careful during this process because the cake pan is still hot.

How to Make Homemade Glaze

  • While the cake is on the cooling rack you can begin to make your homemade glaze. You will need 2 cups of powdered sugar,  4 tablespoons of whole milk and 1 tablespoon of lemon flavor. 
  • Then, mix all of your ingredients together, if you prefer a thicker glaze add more powdered sugar. 
  • I used a squeeze bottle to drizzle the glaze over my cake.
  • Once my cake has cooled, I flipped it over onto my cake plate, and added the glaze.
Keyword A Delicious and Easy 7Up Pound Cake Recipe

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106 Comments

  1. December 21, 2020 / 8:42 pm

    Recipe sounds delicious but I’m not familiar with how you measure ingredients. What is the equivalent of 3 sticks of butter? Also, what is whole mix?
    Many thanks 😊

    • December 21, 2020 / 9:02 pm

      Hey Jenny! 3 sticks of butter is equivalent to 1 1/2 cups of butter. If you look on the side of the stick of butter it will break it down for you in terms of tablespoons and cups. The “whole mix”, was a typo I meant whole milk. Please let me know if you have any other questions! Have a wonderful day!

      • Betty
        April 14, 2021 / 5:29 pm

        5 stars
        Best 7-Up Pound Cake ever. I tried to post my pictures and I’m either not understanding how or I’m too full from my delicious cake 😂

        • April 14, 2021 / 6:55 pm

          Hey Betty! Awww thank you sooooo much for the AWESOME compliment on this recipe! I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed it! I’m sure your cake looks amazing!😋 Thank you again for taking the time to comment! Hope you have a Wonderful day!!😊❤️

      • Linda
        February 9, 2022 / 2:34 pm

        Hi Jenny. I’m going to make this cake for the weekend. It doesn’t say rather or not to preheat the oven.

        • February 9, 2022 / 5:04 pm

          Hey Linda! Yes you should preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Please let us know if you have anymore questions. Happy Baking and I hope you have a wonderful day! 😁

    • CJones
      November 12, 2023 / 12:59 am

      I made the 7Up pound cake. Everything went well, easy to make, good bake. Only problem, and never had this happen before, when I turned the cake out of the bundt pan it cracked open in 2 places. Only reason I can think of is maybe it should have cooled longer in the pan.

      • November 12, 2023 / 8:56 am

        Hello! We’re certainly happy to hear that everything went well in the preparation of your cake. I’m sorry to hear that it cracked, two things may have happened:
        1) You may not have floured your bundt cake pan enough, I suggest using Baker’s Joy.

        2) Like you said, it may not have have cooled long enough. I’ve started placing my cakes on a cooling rack upside and then letting them slide out after they’ve cooled. It’s worked for me and perhaps you could try this, the next time you bake this cake!

        Happy Holidays and Happy Baking to you! 😊

  2. Katrina Longmire
    January 3, 2021 / 12:24 am

    5 stars
    Hi, I used an Angel Food cake bundt pan for the first time. How do you keep the cake mix from leaking from the bottom. I had just a little to leak out.
    Though that happened, my cake came out perfect and lemony delicious. 😋
    Thanks for sharing your recipe.
    Katrina

    • January 3, 2021 / 3:18 am

      Hey Katrina! I know exactly what you’re talking about I bought the same bundt pan and I had the exact problem. There is no way around the batter leaking because that bundt cake pan is for a sponge cake. However, I found this bundt cake pan from Target, here is the link for it: https://www.target.com/p/nordic-ware-angel-food-cake-pan-silver/-/A-52388647#lnk=sametab

      It’s an amazing cake pan and you can use it for any type of cake. I’m so happy to hear that your cake turned out delicious! Thank you for taking the time to comment! I hope you have a wonderful evening and stay safe! 😊

      • Victoria Blue
        November 19, 2023 / 7:10 pm

        5 stars
        Hi, Is the lemon flavor for the glaze icing, lemon extract, lemon juice or lemon zest? I’m going to try to make your recipe for Thanksgiving. It’s sound delicious!

        • November 20, 2023 / 5:51 pm

          Hey Victoria! Lemon flavor and lemon extract are the same thing. In the south we use them interchangeably. You put lemon extract in both the icing and the cake. However, the lemon zest is optional. Happy Baking! 😊

  3. Pam
    February 22, 2021 / 3:24 pm

    Hello, Do you use unsalted or salted butter

    • February 22, 2021 / 3:50 pm

      Hey Pam! I always use unsalted butter! Let me know if you have anymore questions! 😊

  4. Vera Ramsire
    March 1, 2021 / 1:45 am

    Love this moist pound cake .

    • March 1, 2021 / 2:15 am

      Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! We’re so happy to hear you love this cake! 😊 We hope you have an amazing evening!

  5. Keisha
    March 7, 2021 / 3:21 pm

    Hello, can I use lemon juice in place of lemon extract? If so, how much?

    • March 7, 2021 / 6:35 pm

      Hi Keisha! Yes, you can surely use lemon juice as a substitute. I would use 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, if you have any more questions please don’t hesitate to ask! Happy Baking! 😊

  6. Sonya
    March 9, 2021 / 4:12 pm

    Hello Juliette and Jennifer I live in Wyoming at an altitude 4,400 what would be your recommendation on the ingredients on how to make this beautiful yummy cake? Thank you for your help and time.

  7. M.L. Mosley
    March 13, 2021 / 9:55 pm

    Ladies,

    Hi!

    …one place has 1tsp lem-extract for cake, another has 1tblsp; which is it?

    …tks!

    M.L. Mosley
    (850) 499-8920

    • March 14, 2021 / 12:55 am

      Hello! I’m so sorry for the confusion, I fixed the typo, it’s 1 teaspoon of lemon extract in the cake. Then, it’s 1 tablespoon of lemon extract in the glaze! I hope this helps, let us know if you have anymore questions! Happy Baking!

  8. Audrey W.
    May 10, 2021 / 11:03 pm

    5 stars
    I just made this cake. It was AWESOME! It tastes just like the one my grandma used to make. Thanks for the memory.

    • May 11, 2021 / 7:41 am

      Hi Audrey! I’m so incredibly happy to hear that you enjoyed this recipe! You’re very welcome! I’m glad this cake was able to remind you of fond memories. This cake is so reminiscent to me as well, my mom used to make it all the time. Thank you for taking the time to comment and share your thoughts! I hope you have an amazing day! 😊

  9. Alicia
    July 13, 2021 / 10:21 pm

    5 stars
    If the crumbs left on my cake plate from what I baked on SUNDAY is any indication of how good this cake was…😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 Another one has been requested. Thanks ladies.

    • July 14, 2021 / 5:04 am

      Hey Alicia! Your comment literally made us laugh soooo hard! We always love to hear when a recipe is a hit, and since there’s nothing but crumbs left! We know you did an amazing job with this cake! 😊😊 As always thank you so much for taking the time to comment, we always enjoy the positive feedback! We hope you have a wonderful time baking the next requested cake…🤣🤣 Hope you have an Awesome day and you are sooo welcome! 😊

  10. Jennifer Bynum
    October 30, 2021 / 7:47 pm

    5 stars
    I’ve not made this cake yet, but there are two reasons that were the determining factors in my decision to make this cake. #1. You’ve used CAKE FLOUR,
    #2. The texture and crumb is what took it to the top!
    I’ve pursued tons of recipes and for the most part they’ve used plain flours, the results from my eyes was; they looked disastrous, the cake’s textures reminded me of cornbread, as a kid growing up, to see your cake looking like cornbread wasn’t a compliment but an actual put down.
    I thank you lovely ladies for your exquisite taste in knowing what’s Good!

    • October 30, 2021 / 10:40 pm

      Hello Jennifer!

      We are so happy and excited to hear that you’re using this recipe! Cake flour is a must in this recipe because it’s heavily sifted so it’s much more finer than all-purpose flour. The cake flour creates a lighter,fluffier, and smoother texture. I tried this cake recipe using an all-purpose flour and the cake was very heavy, and dense.

      This is now my go to recipe for a pound cake, I hope you love it and enjoy as much as we do. You’re so welcome for the recipe and thank you so much for taking the time to give us your honest opinion. We always love to hear your feedback! Thank you again for stopping by and Happy Baking!😊

  11. Art
    November 3, 2021 / 3:36 am

    what speed do I use to mix this pound cake recipe

    • November 3, 2021 / 11:01 am

      Hey Art, when you’re mixing the unsalted  butter and the sugar mix for at least 5-6 minutes on medium speed . After you’ve mixed the butter and sugar together add 5 room temperature eggs, one at time to your batter as it mixes on low speed.  Hope this helps and let us know if you have anymore questions!

  12. Tess
    November 10, 2021 / 4:44 pm

    I’ve tried making pound cakes several times and only had one that turned out great (years ago). The issue for me is always texture! I’m gonna give this one a shot and see what we get. I’m hopeful this time! Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    • November 10, 2021 / 6:13 pm

      Hello Tess! Well we’re so happy to hear that you’re trying our recipe. The flour may have something to do with the texture of your cake, which is why I use cake flour for this particular recipe.

      Cake flour is smoother so it creates a much better texture for the cake. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask! We’re sure that your cake will turn out amazing! Happy Baking and thank you for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful day! 😊

  13. Sherrye
    November 25, 2021 / 1:05 pm

    Thank you for the recipe. The cake turned out almost perfect. I think I put a bit too much baking spray in the pan. Other than that it was perfect. It absolutely tastes “Old Fashioned” like my Great Aunt Ora used to make.

    • November 25, 2021 / 1:14 pm

      Hello Sherrye! Happy Thanksgiving to you! You’re so welcome for the recipe, we’re so glad to hear that it worked out for you! It’s ok about the baking spray, all that matters is that your cake is delicious! 😋 Thank you so much for taking the time, to let us know how your recipe came out! We always love to hear from y’all! Have a wonderful and safe holiday! 😊

  14. Linda
    December 19, 2021 / 7:14 am

    What kind of cake flour did you use. Was it unbleached?

    • December 19, 2021 / 7:46 pm

      Hey Linda! It’s called Swan’s Down and it’s bleached wheat flour. Please let us know if you have anymore questions!

  15. Linda
    December 21, 2021 / 11:28 pm

    Which of the cake flour is better than the other, Swan Down or Pillsbury Softasilk cake flour.

    • December 24, 2021 / 5:09 pm

      Hey Linda! I’m sorry I’m just now seeing your question. Personally I prefer the Swan’s Down cake flour because it’s more finely sifted. The pound cake that I made with the Pillsbury was too heavy and dense. Happy Holidays! 😊

  16. Stacey
    December 25, 2021 / 8:30 pm

    What if all I have is salted butter

    • December 26, 2021 / 11:37 am

      Hey Stacey! The recipe calls for three sticks of unsalted butter and if you use salted butter. You will potentially have a very salty cake, that may or may not be edible. If I were you I would definitely use unsalted butter! I hope you have a wonderful day! 😊

  17. Cynthia
    December 27, 2021 / 1:19 am

    5 stars
    Hey ladies. Just letting you know that I made your 7-up cake for my mom this week. She’s been talking about making a 7-up cake for years. She buys the bottle of 7-up, but never makes the cake. Lol. Well I decided to surprise her with a 7-up cake for Christmas. It was my first time making this cake. I read over several recipes, but decided to make yours because of how detailed your instructions are. I mean if one just reads, this is a fool proof recipe. My cake came out “perfect!” My mom raved and raved about this cake. She couldn’t believe how moist and flavorful it was. My dad said the same thing. My aunt too. And these folks grew up in Arkansas and Alabama. They know a good cake when they taste it. They kept asking me how I got it to be so moist. I laughed and said, ‘I just followed the recipe!” So thank you both again for being so clear and specific. It really makes a difference. Thanks again!!

    • December 28, 2021 / 12:52 pm

      Hello Cynthia! Firstly, thank you so much for taking the time to give us such wonderful feedback! This comment truly made our day…😊 We’re so glad you were able to surprise your mom with our recipe. We always want to ensure that our recipes are clear and concise, because we always want everyone’s dishes to turn out wonderfully! We’re glad to hear that each family member you shared your cake with thought it was delicious and moist! You’re so welcome for the instructions! Thank you for not only choosing our recipe, but taking the time to let us know that it worked for you! We hope you have an amazing day and Happy Holidays to you and your family! 😊

  18. Linda Upson
    February 10, 2022 / 6:22 am

    Hi Ladies,
    I made the 7Up pound cake for a friend and she loved it. She and her family are very picky about other people food, period. the cake was moist and you could smell and taste the aroma of the ingredients. She want me to make her another one. Thank you so much.

    Ms. Linda

    • February 10, 2022 / 12:20 pm

      Hey Ms. Linda,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how your cake turned out. We’re always sooo happy and excited to hear when someone really enjoys our recipe. You’re so welcome and the best part is that your friend’s family wants another cake. That’s always a win in the baking world. I hope you have an amazing day and thank you again for sharing! 😊

  19. Barb
    March 29, 2022 / 4:50 pm

    Can you use diet 7up?

    • March 29, 2022 / 6:45 pm

      Hello Barb, honestly I have never tried it, but I don’t see why not. Please let us know how it turns out! Happy Baking and I hope you have a wonderful day! 😊

  20. Raina
    May 10, 2022 / 2:43 pm

    Wondering if sprite can be substituted for 7 up

    • May 10, 2022 / 5:12 pm

      Hey Raina! I think it should work perfectly, it’s lemon-lime flavor and it’s carbonated. Please let us know how it works for you and Happy Baking! 😊

  21. Jackie
    August 21, 2022 / 4:05 am

    5 stars
    Cake came out delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

    • August 21, 2022 / 1:01 pm

      Hello Jackie! We’re sooooo happy to hear that you’re cake came out so well. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful feedback! 😊 Hope you have an amazing day!! 😊♥️

  22. November 23, 2022 / 10:11 pm

    It seems I can never get a pound cake to come out picture perfect. Don’t know what I’m doing wrong. Thought I would try your recipe and it flopped too. Checked it at an hour and 10 min. And it stuck to the toothpick. Cooked it for 20 more minutes. I always thought it was my stove but I have a new stove now. I buttered and floured the pan just like recipe said. Any ideas?

    • November 24, 2022 / 11:42 am

      Hey Connie! It sounds like your ingredients aren’t room temperature. Whenever my cakes didn’t turn out in the past it was because I was trying to bake with cold ingredients. It’s important to leave everything out on the kitchen counter for at least two hours or so in order for everything to become warm. Your 7up, butter, eggs, everything has to be at room temperature or your cake will flop! I hope this helps, Happy Thanksgiving!

  23. Robin
    December 20, 2022 / 7:16 pm

    Hey sisters, I can only find soft a silk will that do and is there a need to sift the cake flour?

    • December 20, 2022 / 11:12 pm

      Hey Robin! You can use Softasilk cake flour, but I would highly recommend sifting it because it’s a little lumper than Swan’s Down. If you sift the cake flour it will make your cake lighter, airier, and it will mix in better with the other ingredients! Happy Baking and Happy Holidays to you! 😊🎄

  24. Fannie Gillis
    January 1, 2023 / 1:12 pm

    Is salted butter ok

    • January 1, 2023 / 1:43 pm

      Hey Fannie! I’ve actually never baked a cake with salted butter. Your cake could come out a little salty, I guess you could try it and see what happens! Let me know how it works for you! Happy New Year! 😊

  25. Linda Upson
    January 15, 2023 / 5:48 am

    Hi Ladies,
    Why is it important to mix the unsalted butter and sugar for at least 5-6 minutes on medium speed?

    • January 15, 2023 / 12:28 pm

      Hey Linda! This step ensures that the butter and sugar are properly mixed. Sometimes if the sugar isn’t mixed throughly it makes the cake taste gritty. If you have any more questions please don’t hesitate to ask! Happy Baking! 😊

  26. Lindsay
    March 14, 2023 / 11:27 pm

    5 stars
    My husband was craving his granny’s old fashion 7 up pound cake ( she’s passed away long ago and I’ve never made one) I was pretty nervous attempting this, but I followed your directions to a T and it turned out perfect!! We all love it and apparently it’s “just like granny’s” THANKS!!❤️❤️❤️

    • March 27, 2023 / 5:05 pm

      Hey Lindsay! I’m so sorry it took so long to respond! Awww we’re so glad to hear that you were able to recreate your husband’s grandmother’s cake recipe. We’re extremely happy to hear that this recipe was so easy for you to follow, that’s exactly what we want when someone chooses one of our recipes. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely comment. Happy Baking and we hope you have a wonderful day! 😊♥️

  27. May 27, 2023 / 7:17 pm

    Hello I’m so excited to try this recipe, baking my 1st Pound cake? Just to be clear so I don’t mess up, step 6. will I add 1 cup swan flour then 1/4 cup 7up gradually, (3 cups and 3/4cups) only and mix in until blended? Thank you for your recipe!

    • May 27, 2023 / 8:33 pm

      Hello Latoya! Congratulations on your first pound cake and I’m soooo excited that you choose our recipe!!😄 (Step: 6) Yes, you’re correct you’re alternating between the cake flour and the 7up. Make sure your mixer is on low, then add the flour first let it mix and blend, then add your 7up let it mix and blend, then add the flour. You’ll repeat this and make sure that the flour is the last thing you add. If you have anymore questions please don’t hesitate to reach out! Happy Baking! 😋

  28. Amanda
    July 25, 2023 / 10:14 pm

    5 stars
    Hi ladies. I bake cakes but my pounds dont always come out as intended. I didnt have cake flour so i added 2 tablespoons of cornstarch to each cup and triple sifted. I also used salted butter. It was fantastic. Thanks for sharing

    • July 25, 2023 / 11:34 pm

      Hey Amanda! We’re sooo happy to hear that your pound cake came out so well! That is the true secret to cake flour it’s sifted so smoothly. Thank you very much for letting us know how well our recipe worked for you, we always love to hear that! I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week and Happy Baking! 😊

  29. Kathy
    July 29, 2023 / 6:42 pm

    I just made this 7up Pound Cake and it turned out great and my husband and daughter love it.

    • August 2, 2023 / 9:20 am

      Hey Kathy! We’re extremely happy to hear that your cake turned out so wonderfully and that your family throughly enjoyed it! Thank you for letting us know, we always love to hear from y’all! Have a great day and Happy Baking! 😁

  30. Kia
    August 6, 2023 / 2:32 pm

    Hello. I just made the cake but the recipe read 1T lemon extract. It’s cooking now. Will it still taste ok?

    • August 6, 2023 / 3:46 pm

      Hello Malika! Yes, you’re cake will be just fine. One thing about this recipe no matter what happens the cake will always turn out delicious! So no need to worry about anything! 😊

  31. August 14, 2023 / 1:02 pm

    5 stars
    Hi! Juliette & Jennifer, I tried your 7UP recipe in July/2023 for the first time and it turned out beautifully and tasted soooooo moist and delicious. My family and I truly loved 😍the texture of the cake it was very satisfying I have another event coming up, and this cake will definitely be on the menu.👍

    • August 14, 2023 / 7:46 pm

      Hello Rosaleen! We are soooo overjoyed to hear that your cake turned out so delicious! We love to hear when someone tries our recipe and it’s a success! Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know, it literally makes our day! The best thing about the 7Up pound cake recipe is that it always turns out wonderfully no matter and it’s also the best when your loved ones enjoy your baking as well! I hope you have a fantastic time at your event and Happy Baking! Hope you have an truly awesome day!! 😊

  32. Brezzybabii
    September 4, 2023 / 10:19 am

    I’m gonna bake this cake today.I was just wondering I didn’t see in the recipe any baking powder or baking soda added

    • September 4, 2023 / 10:53 am

      Hello! There is no baking soda or baking powder in this recipe. The 7UP is what causes the cake to rise, just make sure to use cake flour! Happy Baking and have a great day! 😊

  33. EVELYN DIANE ROSS
    October 24, 2023 / 11:57 am

    5 stars
    I HAVE MADE 7 UP POUND CAKE BEFORE BUT THIS ONE IS THE BEST I HAVE EVER MADE IT WAS SO LIGHT AND FLUFFY AND GONE BEFORE IT COOL GOOD.

    • November 10, 2023 / 11:05 am

      Hey Evelyn! This is a tried and true recipe and it always turns out no matter what! Thank you for taking the time to comment, we absolutely love hearing from y’all! 😄 Happy Holidays and we hope you have a lovely day!! Happy Baking!! 😊♥️

  34. Robin
    November 10, 2023 / 1:52 am

    5 stars
    Thank you for this recipe.It is delicious .I made it for a friend and He loved it. The batter taste like ice cream.
    I will be making this for Thanksgiving.

    • November 10, 2023 / 11:02 am

      Hey Robin! Thank you for taking the time to let us know this recipe worked out really well for you. We always love to feedback, so thank you!! We’re so ecstatic to hear that you’ll be using this recipe for Thanksgiving! Happy Holidays to you and Happy Baking!! 😊♥️

  35. November 19, 2023 / 11:18 am

    Happy Tuesday indeed! Your 7Up Pound Cake recipe is a true gem. I love the personal touch and the journey of perfecting it. Using Swan Cake flour was a game-changer, and the homemade glaze is the icing on the cake—literally! Excited to try this delicious slice of nostalgia. Thanks for sharing!

    • November 20, 2023 / 6:03 pm

      Hello Frank! Awww thank you sooo much, we really loved reading your comment! I was so glad when I finally perfected this recipe.
      This is by far one of my favorite recipes, I make this cake all the time and it always turns out! Swan’s Down, is the best cake flour because it so finely sifted. We’re sooo happy to hear that you enjoyed this recipe! Happy Baking!! 😊

  36. November 19, 2023 / 11:58 pm

    Hi. For one of the ingredients it say lemon flavor. Do that mean lemon juice or exactly what it say lemon flavor? Silly question but I need to know if I need to look for Lemon flavor when I go shopping for the ingredients. 😔 Thank you!

    • November 20, 2023 / 5:48 pm

      Hey Netta! Lemon flavor is the same thing as lemon extract. So when you go shopping make sure to pick up lemon extract, because it’s a lemon cake! Please let me know if you have anymore questions! Happy Baking!! 😊

  37. ROTUNDA JORDAN
    November 21, 2023 / 2:18 am

    Do you sift the cake flour or use as is

    • November 21, 2023 / 7:58 am

      Hey Rotunda! There is no need to sift the flour, because Swan’s Down is already so finely sifted! Happy Baking! 😊

  38. PamB
    November 21, 2023 / 3:09 am

    5 stars
    I just made the cake and included the (optional) lemon zest. This is the BEST cake recipe! The texture is super moist and light. So moist and tasty that it melts in my mouth. The recipe is very easy to follow. Perfect. Perfect. Perfect! Thank you for sharing.

    • November 21, 2023 / 8:02 am

      Hey Pam! We’re soooooo excited to hear that you love this recipe! 😄 The optional lemon zest always adds a little extra something. Thank you so much for taking the time to not only make this cake, but to give us such honest and wonderful feedback! You’re so welcome and we hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!! 😊

  39. Teanna
    November 23, 2023 / 7:14 am

    What did I do wrong? After 1hr and 10 min I checked the cake the outside was cooked but not the inside everything was room temp

    • November 23, 2023 / 10:02 am

      Hey Teanna! Awww I’m so sorry to hear about you cake didn’t turn out. I can only think of three things that may have occurred:

      1. You’re cake cooked too quickly, are you sure you cooked it on 325 degrees? I have to bake everything on 325 degrees because my oven cooks too fast.

      2. When my daughter made this cake it was a little underdone in the middle because she didn’t have it pushed all the way on the middle rack. It has to be on the middle rack, so your cake can bake evenly and properly.

      3. You may have used too much 7UP, if you used too much your cake will become watery and it may not cook inside properly.

      I hope this helps and please don’t hesitate to reach out! Happy Thanksgiving! 😊

  40. November 23, 2023 / 1:20 pm

    5 stars
    I’m a NOLA girl and just followed this recipe to make my first 7up cake in advance of Thanksgiving….when I tell you, I’m going to have to cut slices to bring to my parents house today because my husband, teenager and I already had 6 slices last night! Melt in your mouth delicious!

    Thank you for this amazing recipe ladies!

    • November 23, 2023 / 2:09 pm

      Hello Carrita! Oh wow, that makes us soooo happy to hear that y’all enjoyed this recipe! Thank you for taking the time to give us this amazing feedback! I hope you and your family have a wonderfully delicious Thanksgiving! You’re so welcome for the recipe! Happy Baking!! 😊

  41. Tassie
    November 29, 2023 / 2:33 pm

    I cooked this 7up cake on Thanksgiving my first time ever make a cake from scratch and it came out good my everyone said they wanted me to make another so I did it again the cake came out real heavy I don’t know why but with eggs do you use the whole egg or the yolk cause with the first cake I only use the yolk?

    • November 29, 2023 / 9:12 pm

      Hey Tassie! I’m sorry your second cake your cake turned out heavy. I’m not really sure what happened with your cake, I always use the five whole eggs. There are only a few things that I can think of, that may have happened…

      1. Did you use cake flour, because if you use all-purpose your cake will turn out heavy.

      2. Were all your ingredients at room temperature? That’s super important, if one thing is off it can really mess up the entire process.

      I hope this helps! Happy Holidays!

  42. Lesli Washington
    December 30, 2023 / 4:24 pm

    Hello I make my own cake flour from King Arthur flour. How many times should I sift it?

    • January 6, 2024 / 10:18 am

      Hello Lesli! I have no idea I’ve never used King Arthur’s for this recipe. I always use Swans Down since it’s already sifted. Happy Baking!

  43. January 3, 2024 / 3:42 pm

    The cake taste good but did not rise as high as was pictured.
    What could have happened??

    • January 6, 2024 / 10:17 am

      Hey Alexis! It sounds like your 7up may have been flat. This also happened to me, whenever your 7up is even a little flat your cake won’t rise as high. I would try baking it again with a fresher 7up and see if that does the trick! Happy Baking!

  44. Ray
    February 23, 2024 / 8:22 pm

    5 stars
    There needs to be more stars to rate this recipe! Oh my word! My mom is going to disown me once I tell her I no longer want her to make me her 7-Up pound cake.

    This is what pound cake should be; one pound per slice (slight exaggeration), heavy, dense, super moist, not like that airy float-off-your-plate stuff some people like to call pound cake.

    My wife made this late last night and was too tired to make the glaze, so when I got up this morning and tried it without the glaze I nearly passed out it was so good. I told her she could make the glaze if she wanted but I seriously don’t think it needs it.

    Thank you sooo much for this recipe, it will absolutely be handed out to everyone I know and if those three people don’t want it then I didn’t know them at all. You actually stand a great chance to win a Nobel Peace Prize if you were to serve this to all our world leaders. BAM! Just like that, they would all forget about chaos and turmoil and be happy again. Just sayin’.

    • February 24, 2024 / 1:57 pm

      OMG! Ray! I have been left completely speechless by your comment, and that literally never happens! I don’t even know where to begin, the fact that you took the time to write such a thoughtful and hilarious comment it really warms my heart! First, I hope your mother doesn’t disown you , but women can be very sensitive and protective when it comes to their baking skills! I’ve tasted a lot of pound cakes and I completely agree with you!

      I always tell people the glaze is completely optional, sometimes I make it and other times I don’t, but either way it’s delicious! You’re so welcome for the recipe and thank you very much for taking the time to write this, it’s always so amazing to read and respond to the comments. Hahahaha… well I hope the three people that you know appreciate you taking the time to give them this recipe! That would be awesome if all the world’s problems could be solved with cake, but it makes me happy just knowing someone enjoyed this recipe. Thank you again Ray and I hope you have the most wonderful day!

  45. Umukija Mickle
    February 29, 2024 / 8:50 am

    Hey beautiful ladies I come from a family of bskers. I was taught how to bake from my North Carolian grand mother who was very good at baking and she always used All purpose flour can this be made with flour instead of cake flour ? I also will not use cake flour because it is bleached which after becoming vegan 15 yrs now I found out it causes cancer so I only only use unbleached flour. I making this for a friend for their anniversarry. Your response would be glsdly appreciated thanks in advance your cake looks amazing.

    • February 29, 2024 / 10:28 am

      Hello there! I wouldn’t recommend using All-purpose flour for this recipe because it would make your cake way too heavy and dense. This isn’t a regular pound cake it’s supposed to be light and airy, which is why you use the cake flour instead.

      I would suggest maybe finding a more vegan friendly recipe, because I don’t want you to bake this and it not turn out well. Have a wonderful day!

  46. Helen
    March 3, 2024 / 1:35 pm

    5 stars
    This was sooooo good! Very addicting too you can’t just eat just one slice! Thank you!

    • March 23, 2024 / 12:08 pm

      Hey Helen! We’re sooooo happy to hear that you enjoyed this recipe! I agree this cake is absolutely so addicting when I make it literally only lasts a day. You’re so welcome and thank you letting us know you loved our recipe! Have a wonderful day!! 😊

  47. Sheri
    March 10, 2024 / 2:55 pm

    5 stars
    I made this last night and it’s very velvety! The next time I will add a bit of salt to enhance the flavor. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe!

    • March 23, 2024 / 12:10 pm

      Hello Sheri! Thank you for letting us know that this recipe worked for you! We love to read comments like this it makes our whole day! You’re so welcome for the recipe! I hope you have an amazing day and Happy Baking!! 😁

  48. Kahlia F.
    March 25, 2024 / 2:41 pm

    5 stars
    This cake came out perfect! As soon as it was cut it was gone.
    I only managed to grab one slice for later 🙂

    • March 25, 2024 / 3:49 pm

      Hey Kahlia! Yay! We absolutely love to read these types of comments! Thank you so much for letting us know how this recipe worked for you! I’m sorry you weren’t able to grab more slices, but on the bright side you can always make another cake! Hope you have an awesome day and Happy Baking! 😊♥️

  49. Patti Gordon
    March 31, 2024 / 3:00 am

    Best recipe ever! Turned out delicious!

    • March 31, 2024 / 11:09 am

      Awww that’s so awesome to hear Patti! We’re so glad this recipe worked out for you and thank you for letting us know! Happy Easter!! 😊

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