7UP Pound Cake (5-ingredients)

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This delicious 7UP Pound Cake has been around since 1940s. It’s easy to make. You’ll be surprised at how good this moist bundt cake is and it’s so easy to make using a cake mix!

A spatula lifting up a piece of the cake.

7UP Pound Cake

This 7up cake recipe is so good and retro! Starting with the base cake mix, you combine pudding mix, oil, eggs, and 7up to make the cake. This recipe is so delicious and tender with such a sweet and crispy flavor. The cake is perfect for summer or any occasion. If you love this cake, then try out another soda cake like this Strawberry Soda Cake or this Coca-Cola Cake (Cracker Barrel).


  • Cake Mix- You will need yellow cake mix for this recipe.
  • Pudding Mix- You will need instant vanilla pudding.
  • Eggs- Use these at room temperature.
  • Vegetable Oil– Use canola as a substitute.
  • 7 Up- You will need 7UP for this recipe.
  • Powdered Sugar- This sugar is great for homemade icing.
  • Heavy Cream- This will help with consistency.

How to Make 7UP Pound Cake

To start, set the oven to 325 degrees. Then, use pan baking spray to grease a 12 cup bundt pan.

First, add the cake mix, pudding, and eggs into a large bowl or standing mixer with a fitted whisk attachment and combine.

Making the batter.

Secondly, add in the oil and mix to combine. Then, slowly add in the soda, and combine at low speed.

Thirdly, separate the batter into three different bowls and use red food coloring to dye one of the bowls and blue food coloring to dye another bowl and leave one of the bowls plain.

Next, add the batter into the cake pan and place into the oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick placed in the center comes out clean of the batter.

The batter in the pan.

Finally, take the pan out of the oven and let it cool for 20 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool thoroughly. This should take approximately 40 minutes before making, and adding the icing on top.

To finish, add the sugar and soda into a bowl and whisk to combine. Then, add the icing on top of the fully cooled cake and add some sprinkles.


A piece of the 7up pound cake on a serving plate.

What does 7UP soda do for cake?

The 7UP soda in this recipe is very beneficial. Soda acts as a substitute for baking soda and baking powder. The carbonation in the soda is what helps the cake rise in the oven. It also helps create a very moist cake. 

Can I use another soda in 7up cake?

Yes, you can use different types of soda for this recipe. You can use Coca-Cola to make a recipe like this Layered Cherry Coke Cake. When using different types of soda, the flavoring will be different.

7up Pound Cake

.Tips For Making This Bundt Cake:

  • Lemon cake mix can be substituted for the yellow cake mix for that pop of lemon.
  • This can be made in a 9X13 baking dish if you don’t have a bundt pan.

More Cake Recipes:

7up Pound Cake

A spatula lifting up a piece of the cake.

7UP Pound Cake

Are you looking for a recipe that is out of the ordinary? Try making 7up Pound Cake! This delicious dessert has been around since 1940s. It's easy to make. You'll be surprised at how good this tastes. Give it a try today!
Servings: 12 slices
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 50 mins
Total: 1 hr 10 mins



  • 1 15oz. box yellow cake mix
  • 1 3.4oz. box instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 7.5 ounces 7UP


  • cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup heavy cream


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and cream a 12-cup bundt pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, mix together the cake mix, pudding, and eggs.
  • Mix in the vegetable oil until combined then gently mix in the soda at low speed until smooth.
  • Divide the batter into three separate bowls and color one with red food coloring and one with blue and leave one plain.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a cake tester comes clean from the thickest part of the cake.
  • Remove from the oven and allow the cake to cool in the pan for 20 minutes before flipping onto a cooling rack or plate to cool completely, about another 40 minutes before icing.
  • To make the icing, simply whisk together the sugar and soda until the desired consistency is reached. Then pour over the top of the cooled cake and top with sprinkles.


You can use a lemon box mix and lemon pudding for a more lemon flavor.
White cake mix can also be used.


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1 thought on “7UP Pound Cake (5-ingredients)”

  1. This was a delicious 7 up cake.. My deceased aunt made this cake….. I am very impressed with my cake making…. I added a extra egg A+…

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