7-UP POUND CAKE RECIPE: TWIST ON THE CLASSIC

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!

INGREDIENTS

CAKE:

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

GLAZE:

2-3 tbsp 7-up

1 c. powdered sugar

How to make 7-Up Pound Cake

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!