Butter Glazed 7-Up Pound Cake

Rose Mary Mogan


This is another dessert on the Family Reunion Menu in North Carolina this year.

I have made it several years now for our reunions, I did add a slight twist to this one this year by adding lemon Juice, lemon Zest & Lemon Extract, to give it an extra bit of a kick in flavor.

I baked it in my Dimensions Bell Pan to give a more dramatic appearance since it is one of 3 plain cakes being served.

The glaze really does give it a bit of extra flavor as well, & my family loves it with the glaze, so why not.

It is a simple & easy cake to make & so tasty. Give it a try & see if you like it too

★★★★★ 2 votes
12 or more depending on portion size
25 Min
1 Hr 15 Min


3 stick
butter, softened
3 c
granulated sugar
3 c
all purpose flour
6 large
eggs, room temperature
2 Tbsp
lemon juice
2 Tbsp
lemons zest plus 2 teaspoons lemon extract
3/4 c
7 up or any lemon lime soda ( i used ginger ale)
drops yellow food coloring (optional)


1/2 c
7 up
1 c
2 Tbsp
2 tsp
lemon extract


1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. This is the pan I used to bake the cake, it has 11 cup capacity, and is called a Dimensions Bell Pan.
2Cream Butter with sugar until very light and fluffy at least 10 to 15 minutes or so. While butter and sugar is blending measure our flour & set aside till needed.
3Then add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
4Add about a third of the flour, beat to blend.
5Add the lemon juice, zest, & extract, & beat to blend. Add more of the flour with the 7 up, and finish with flour, beating well to blend.
6Now spray or butter and grease your Bundt pan with cooking spray or Bakers Joy. Pour batter into preheated 350 degrees F. oven, and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until tooth pick inserted into center of cake comes out clean.
7To make the glaze, add the 7 Up to a small sauce pan, add the butter,& sugar, and bring to a simmer over low heat, till mixture becomes syrupy. Remove from heat add lemon extract, and stir to blend.
8Poke holes into top of cake while still in pan, and slowly drizzle about half of the glaze over the cake. Then invert cake onto large platter, poke holes into cake and slowly spoon or drizzle glaze over cake, allowing the glaze to seep into the cake. Serve plain or with your favorite ice cream.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American