Prep time: 15 mins | Cook time: 1 hr 10 mins | Serves: 10
Moist and flavorful, this 7-Up Pound Cake is one of my favorite cake recipes. This recipe puts a fun, super tasty twist on the classic. This extra moist, smooth, and buttery pound cake with a splash of lemon and topped with simple 7-Up and powdered sugar glaze is the perfect cake for just about any occasion! Enjoy this cake on its own, or serve this cake with some fresh fruit and a big dollop of whipped cream for that extra layer of deliciousness!
- 5 eggs, room temperature
- 1 c. unsalted butter, softened
- 1/4 c. heavy whipping cream
- 3 c. granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp lemon extract
- 3 c. all-purpose flour, sifted
- Zest of 1 lemon
- Zest of 1 lime
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 c. 7-Up soda
- 1/2 c. butter-flavoured shortening
- 2-3 tbsp 7-up
- 1 c. powdered sugar
Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 325 degrees. Ready a 10-inch Bundt pan or two 6-cup loaf pans. Grease, flour, and set aside.
Step 2: Place the butter, sugar, and shortening in a large bowl. Mix well until blended. Add the egg one at a time, beating every after each addition. Stir in the flavor extracts and fold in the lemon and lime zest.
Step 3: Combine the flour and salt in another bowl. To the wet ingredients, gradually add the flour mixture.
Step 4: With the remaining batter, whip the cream and 7-up until fluffy.
Step 5: Into the prepared pan, pour the batter. Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 60 to 70 minutes. The cake is done once a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Step 6: Remove from the oven when done and let the cake cool.
Step 7: In the meantime, whisk 2 tbsp 7-Up and powdered sugar to make the glaze. If needed, you can thin out the glaze by stirring in an additional tablespoon of 7-Up.
Step 8: Glaze the cooled cake. Enjoy!