Lemon 7-Up Pound Cake
Cuisine: American
Author: Cookie Madness
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 60 mins
Total time: 1 hour 15 mins
7-Up Pound Cake is a traditional pound cake made with soda. This version calls for a little extra lemon zest and a glaze.
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine (salted butter)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (13.5 oz)
  • 3/4 cup 7-Up
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or lemon flavoring
  • Lemon Glaze
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice or as needed
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour a tube pan or Bundt pan.
  2. With an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until creamy, then gradually add the oil and continue to beat for another minute until creamy.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Alternately add flour and 7-Up. Mix after each addition (I mixed with my spatula scraper).
  5. Stir in flavoring.
  6. Bake at 325 degrees F. for 60-90 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  7. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and let cool completely. Drizzle with glaze.
  8. To make the glaze, mix together 1 cup powdered sugar and about 2 tablespoons of lemon juice or just enough to make it thick enough to flow from a spoon.
For the flavoring, I used ½ teaspoon of vanilla and 1 teaspoon of Boyajian lemon oil. I also added a teaspoon of lemon zest and a bit of yellow food coloring paste. The recipe can be made in a tube or Bundt pan or halved and baked in an 8x4 inch loaf pan or 6 cup Bundt. Also, if you make the full recipe with unsalted butter instead of salted butter, add a little under a teaspoon of salt to the batter.
Recipe by Cookie Madness at https://www.cookiemadness.net/2015/11/04/lemon-7-up-pound-cake/