The Best 7-Up Cake is a moist lemon cake that is made with a jazzed up boxed cake mix and topped with a delicious lemon icing drizzle.
A DELICIOUS LEMON-LIME CAKE!
Recently I shared my recipe for Double Fudge Coca-Cola Cake and then I realized, I couldn't share the Coca-Cola Cake without also sharing the 7-Up Cake. The 7-Up Cake is similar to the Coke Cake in that you don't really taste the soda as a separate ingredient. It adds flavor and makes it super moist. You could eat this bundt cake without any icing, it is just so incredibly flavorful and moist but I think the slightly tart icing gives the sweet cake a nice pop of flavor.
TIPS FOR MAKING 7-UP CAKE:
- Lemon cake mix can be substituted for the yellow cake mix for a more lemon-y flavor.
- This can be made in a 9x13-inch baking dish if you don't have a bundt pan.
- Bundt pans need to be greased really well. I like to use the Baker's Joy spray. It is a nonstick baking spray that has flour in it. It helps release bundt cakes so easily from the pan!
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
- yellow cake mix
- instant lemon pudding
- 7 Up (or similar lemon lime soda)
- vegetable oil
- powdered sugar
- lemon juice
HOW TO MAKE 7UP CAKE:
Preheat oven to 325F degrees. Spray a 10-inch bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray. I like to use the spray that has flour in it, it's called Baker's Joy and it works the best for Bundt cakes. In a medium bowl, combine all the cake ingredients. Mix until thoroughly combined.
Pour batter into bundt pan.
Bake for about 35-45 minutes (until inserted toothpick or fork comes out clean.) Allow to cool completely, then remove from bundt pan.
Start preparing icing. If you're using a fresh lemon, you might like to zest a bit of the lemon for more flavor. That step is totally optional. In a small bowl, combine sugar and lemon juice.
Add milk in slowly until you've reached desired consistency. You may want your icing a bit thicker or more like a glaze.
This icing is nice and tangy and brings a nice balance of flavor alongside the sweet cake. Pour icing over cake.
Slice and serve!
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Originally published: January 2012
Updated & republished: August 2020
The Best 7-Up Cake (+Video)
- 15.25 ounce box yellow cake mix
- 4 ounce small box instant lemon pudding
- ¾ cups 7-Up soda or similar lemon lime soda
- 4 large eggs
- ¾ cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups confectioners sugar
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1-2 Tablespoons milk
- Preheat oven to 325F degrees. Spray 10-inch bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray (that has flour in it) or grease and flour bundt pan.
- In a medium bowl, combine all the cake ingredients (cake mix, pudding, 7up, eggs and oil).
- Mix until thoroughly combined.
- Pour batter into bundt pan.
- Bake for about 35-45 minutes (until inserted toothpick or fork comes out clean). Allow to cool completely, then remove from bundt pan.
- Start preparing icing. In a small bowl, combine sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest.
- Add milk in slowly until you've reached desired consistency.
- Pour icing over cake and serve.
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This was a big hit! I made it and brought it to a friend's house and there was nothing left! So yummy and so easy!
Brandie @ The Country Cook
Thanks so very much Jen! I appreciate you taking the time to come back and review - so happy you like this recipe!
Thanks for this recipe. I love everything lemon and this is going on my favorites list. I added the zest from the lemon to the frosting and made it a little thinner. More like a glaze. Super.
I am very glad I find you! I can't wait to share this with my family! Thank you I look forward to more of your recipes. Thank you
Thanks for this recipe! I remember it from my younger days (in the 70s I think) it was very popular. I had forgotten all about it till I saw it at my local Aldis market. My hubby loves it and now I can make it whenever he wants. Such an easy recipe! Thanks so much! My hubs thanks you too.
Brandie @ The Country Cook
Thanks so very much Barbara!