Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

This recipe was printed in the Houston Chronicle, as one of the Century's "Best Recipes"!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Ingredients should be at room temperature.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  3. Grease a large tube pan.
  4. Cream butter and shortening with sugar.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  6. Add flour alternately with 7-Up and extracts.
  7. Bake until done, about 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  8. *NOTE*The recipe originally called for 3 cups sugar, but 2 cups are sufficient.
  9. There is no need to adjust amounts of other ingredients if you use less sugar.


Most Helpful

I am trying a couple of 7 Up cake recipes on here, so far I have made two of them. This recipe is very good. I made it with vanilla rather than lemon, and just over 2 cups sugar. It had a very rich pound cakey taste to it, more so than the other recipe I tried. Had only the very slightest lemon taste. Really just tasted like an excellent pound cake with a very delicate crumb texture. Rich but not overly sweet. Seemed to me to be a very reliable version of a true classic. I will be making it again.

Zestphobia April 18, 2005

This recipe is now being passed down to a 4th generation and still going strong!! We love the crispy top.

crigsy August 06, 2010

This recipe was not good at all! It had no flavor even though I added additional lemon! Skip this and try something else, I was very disappointed after using all that butter for it to taste flat!!

Cooktillidrop1964 January 26, 2006

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