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Mama's 7-Up Pound Cake

This family recipe is one you'll want to make over and over again. It feeds a crowd and will get rave reviews at first bite. Make Mama's 7UP Pound Cake for birthdays, holidays, or any special occasion in between. Perfect for children and adults alike, you won't regret the time it takes to pull this masterpiece together.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Mama's 7-Up Pound Cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 412 kcal
Author Yvonne



  • 1 1/2 c. 3 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 c. of granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 5 large eggs room temperature
  • 3 c.sifted cake flour
  • 1/2 c. 7UP soda room temperature
  • 1 tbsp. lemon extract


  • 1 c. confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tbsp. 7UP soda
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon extract


For the cake

  1. Preheat your oven to 315°F. Prepare a 10-cup Bundt pan with the nonstick method of your choice (I used vegetable shortening and flour). 

  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the butter for 2 minutes on high speed.Slowly add the sugar and salt. Cream together for an additional 7 minutes until very pale yellow and fluffy.

  3. Add the eggs 1 at a time, combining well after each addition and scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.

  4. Turn your mixer down to its lowest speed and slowly add the flour in 2 batches. Be careful not to over beat. Pour in the 7UP and lemon extract. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl and mix the batter until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.

  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 75-85 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let the cake cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then invert onto a serving plate. Let cool to room temperature. Lightly cover the cake with foil or plastic wrap so it doesn't dry out.

For the glaze

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients until the mixture is pourable. When the cake is completely cool, spoon the glaze over the cake and allow it to harden. Serve at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Jocelyn Delk Adams

Nutrition Facts
Mama's 7-Up Pound Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 412 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 143mg6%
Potassium 24mg1%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Sugar 59g66%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 630IU13%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.