7-UP Dessert Cake Recipe

My great auntie was a great cook and baker. Over the years she taught me how to bake a lot of things, especially how to make & bake them the good old-fashioned way. Some of my most favorite recipes are the ones that were created back in the 1960’s and 1970’s, and to this day…I still make them.

About 25 years ago she found a recipe printed in a woman’s magazine to make a homemade 7-UP Dessert Cake. At the time, she was pretty intrigued with using soda pop as an ingredient to make a cake. Needless to say, she did make it and over the years…it became a family favorite.

This recipe makes a moist cake. If you’re not a fan of dry & crumbly cake-textures, I think you’ll really like this one. Plus, you can frost it with any flavor of frosting that you like! I like to whip up a good homemade buttercream or lemon frosting to top off my cake.

7-UP Dessert Cake Recipe

7-UP Dessert Cake Recipe

3 sticks butter, softened
3 cups granulated sugar
5 medium eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons lemon extract
1 1/2 cups 7-UP Soda (soft drink)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease your preferred baking pan. You can make it in a regular cake pan or in a Bundt pan.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and granulated sugar. One at a time, add in each of the eggs, stirring between each addition. Add-in the all-purpose flour and the lemon extract. Beat with an electric mixer until all ingredients are well-blended together. Stir in by hand the 7-Up soda, blending it in until all ingredients are well combined.

Pour the cake batter into your prepared cake pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven for approximately 40 to 55 minutes (depending on the type of baking pan that you used). The cake will be done when the center springs-back and the top of the cake is lightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool for 1 hour before frosting.

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  1. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I remember making similar recipes with soda. i would love to make a strong tasting lemon frosting to spread on this cake.

  2. I remember my mother making a cake like this with pop. I’d like the lemon frosting on this one.

  3. gloria patterson says:

    I can remeember this cake I am almost sure that I made it. Its time for me to pull my old recipe box and go through and pull all and make some of my oldies

  4. ellen beck says:

    I remember when the soda pop craze was happening! I think there were so many new recipes, especially with 7 Up. I think my absolute favorite is angel food cake made with 7 up. It adds ‘something’ a bit different too the recipe. I bet this cake is good too, I think everyone was making some cake with pop.