Monday, January 23, 2012

7UP Cake

This is a new recipe I was very excited to make! I love any dessert with lemon flavor. The original recipe didn't have the lemon zest and the lemon glaze, but I think it is so delicious with them! Also, I decreased the sugar to 2 1/2 cups and it was definitely sweet enough. And to be on  the safe side, I did add a tsp of baking powder. The end result was an extremely moist, absolutely delicious lemon cake!

  • 1 1/2 cups butter, at room temperature
  •  2 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 5 eggs, at room temperature
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1cup lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage (e.g. 7UP, Sprite, Sierra Mist, etc)


  1. Cream together butter and sugar for 20 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating for 1 minute after each addition. Add lemon extract, vanilla extract and lemon zest.
  2. In separate bowl, mix flour and baking powder. 
  3. Alternate adding flour mixture and soft drink to the egg/sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour. Do not overbeat!
  4. Pour into a well-greased and floured 12 cup bundt pan. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 60 to 75 minutes. 
  5. Let cool for at least 30 minutes before taking out of the pan. 

    (Instead of baking my cake in a bundt pan, I made 24 cupcakes and 1 regular size bread loaf pan out of this recipe- I always change things around :))

    You can also make a glaze to drizzle over the cake:

    1 cup powdered sugar
    2 tbsps milk or for more lemony flavor,
    2 tbsps lemon juice or 7UP

    Cake recipe adapted from:

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