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You’ll Never Guess The Secret Ingredient In This Lemon Cake…We Couldn’t Believe It Worked!

Source: 7 Up Lemon Cake by charityUSA on Rumble

We’ve tried a lot of different ingredient combinations over here, in pursuit of getting a recipe just right, but we never thought to incorporate soda into a dessert before. That’s right, the key to this seriously delicious, perfectly sweet and tart cake is none other than a cup of 7-Up. The soda keeps the cake from drying out and it helps bring out the punchy lemon flavor. Add a thick glaze on top and you’re in business…we make this all the time and it never fails to impress!!

7-Up Lemon Cake

Yield: 1 cake



  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 (4.2 oz.) box instant lemon pudding mix
  • 3/4 cup 7-Up soda
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil


  • 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-4 tablespoons milk, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F and lightly grease a bundt pan with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, instant pudding mix, 7-Up, eggs and oil and mix together until fully incorporated.
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  4. Pour mixture into greased bundt pan and place in oven. Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
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  6. While cake is baking, prepare glaze by mixing powdered sugar, lemon juice and zest in a large bowl.
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  8. Gradually add milk, mixing until desired consistency is reached.
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  10. Remove cake from oven and invert onto serving plate. Let cool completely, then pour glaze over the top.
    Let glaze set, then slice and serve!

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Recipe adapted from The Country Cook

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