Simone Faure's Southern 7UP Cake

Simone Faure's Southern 7UP Cake
southern 7up cake photo by carmen troesser

“Every black family in New Orleans does 7UP cake for the holidays. My mother was an avid baker, and she would always have 7UP cake. I had friends in college who would request it if they came home for the holidays.” – Simone Faure


3 cups granulated sugar
¾ lb. (3 sticks) butter, softened 
5 eggs
3 cups self-rising flour
4 Tbsp. lemon juice, divided
¾ cup 7UP
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. milk


• Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Coat a 12-cup bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray.

• In a stand mixer on medium speed, cream the granulated sugar and butter until light and fluffy, 5 to 6 minutes. Add the eggs 1 at a time, beating after each addition. 

• On low speed, add the flour and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. 

• Use a rubber spatula to fold in the 7UP, then pour the batter into the bundt pan. 

• Bake 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. 

• Let cool on a wire rack completely before removing the cake from the pan. 

• Meanwhile, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk and remaining 2 tablespoons lemon juice to make a glaze. Drizzle atop the cooled cake before serving. 

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