7UP lemon cake recipe

Baking is usually not fun for me, but when my daughter asked to bake something fun together I caved in. It was her free afternoon Friday and she wanted to bake with me. No musical.ly. No YouTube. The kid wanted mom and daughter bake time!

So, I started scrolling the baking recipe index in that corner of my brain that I don’t normally go to very often. What was that soda cake? Fanta or Coke cake? She doesn’t like Coke. Or Fanta. Wait, was it 7Up? Yeah…it was. We are making 7Up cake! Fun enough, right?

Now, I’m not a big fan of making things ‘not from scratch’ but when it comes to baking, the easier the better. This recipe is definitely easy, quick and so tasty you forget all the artificial flavors and ‘who knows what’ ingredients in a cake box, pudding box and 7Up alone. But I figured we eat pretty healthy around here so opening a box once in a while won’t kill us. We did it. It was fun and pretty delicious.

7UP lemon cake


For the cake

  • 1 box of yellow cake (I used Duncan Hines)
  • 1 box of lemon pudding 4oz
  • 3/4 cup 7UP
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil

For the icing

  • 1 cup confectioners sugar (for thicker icing use 2 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon 7UP
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest


  1. Preheat oven to 325F degrees.
  2. Spray 10-inch cake pan with nonstick cooking spray (I used a bundt cake pan)
  3. Combine all the cake wet ingredients thoroughly than ad cake+pudding mix.
  4. Mix by hand or at low speed with a mixer until fully combined.
  5. Pour batter into bundt pan and bake for about 40-50 minutes
  6. Let it cool off completely before removing cake from the pan


  1. In a small bowl, combine sugar and 7UP. I made the icing a bit runny so it would further moist the cake. For thicker icing use an extra cup of confectioner's sugar.
  2. Add milk in little by little until you've reached desired consistency.
  3. Pour icing over cake and serve.

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