Low Fat Pound Cake Recipe using Sunkist and 7UP Ten

This shop about low fat pound cake recipe has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. My family does not drink a lot of soda but over the holidays we buy some as a special treat, especially when a pound cake recipe calls for 7 UP.

While shopping at Kroger for the ingredients for the pound cake I noticed the different TEN products and thought what a great way to lighten up this pound cake recipe and give the kids a little extra sugar at their soda bar.

7up Pound cake recipe Low Fat Pound Cake Recipe using Sunkist and 7UP Ten



I went ahead and bought some Sunkist Ten, 7UP Ten, Dr Pepper TEN and Canada Dry TEN for our holiday parties. When I started gathering the ingredients at home for the 7UP pound cake I thought I would mix things up and make it a more citrus pound cake by adding Sunkist Ten as well.

Ten products at Kroger


Instead of mixing the flavors all together, I thought I would make 2 layers, one lemon lime and the other orange.


lightened up pound cake Low Fat Pound Cake Recipe using Sunkist and 7UP Ten



Once baked it was hard to get a great picture of the swirled pound cake but there was a slight difference. Low Fat Pound Cake Recipe using Sunkist and 7UP Ten

Low Fat Pound Cake Recipe using Sunkist and 7UP Ten


The pound cake was a success too, it only lasted 2 days in our house. My son and renamed this pound cake SUNUP cake.



The flavors did not end with the pound cake batter itself. I made a 7UP Ten glaze as well as a Sunkist Ten Glaze that really set the flavors for this cake.

7up glaze for pound cake Low Fat Pound Cake Recipe using Sunkist and 7UP Ten


This was a very moist pound cake and was the perfect snack with a warm cup of coffee.

 Low Fat Pound Cake Recipe using Sunkist and 7UP Ten


Don’t you want a slice of this Low Fat Pound Cake Recipe using Sunkist and 7UP Ten right now? 

7UP pound cake recipe Low Fat Pound Cake Recipe using Sunkist and 7UP Ten

Now what about the soda bar for the kids on Thanksgiving? I thought it would be fun for them to have a little fun with their drinks and since they were not full strength sugar they can have more than one glass.

soda bar for kids Low Fat Pound Cake Recipe using Sunkist and 7UP Ten

Be sure to set out plastic glasses and sharpies so they can write their names on their cups. A must with kids who have the tendency to take a sip and then get a new glass.

Also set out some fun straws there are so many on the market now.

Be sure to have your fridge stocked with extra food and drinks around the holidays you might not know who might stop by and don’t forget to #drinkTen.

SUNUP low fat Pound Cake Recipe

Orange 7Up Pound Cake recipe

Orange 7Up Pound Cake recipe

Yield: 12 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

lighten up a pound cake by using soda instead of butter. Orange 7Up Pound Cake recipe


  • Makes one 10″ Bundt cake
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, 3 sticks, softened
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour unbleached flour)
  • 1/2 cup 7–UP Ten
  • 1/2 cup Sunkist Ten
  • Sunkist Ten and 7UP Ten Glaze
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered, confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 or 2 Tablespoons soda


  1. Preheat oven to 325˚F. Grease or spray a 10″ bundt or tube pan; set aside I made this in 2 batches to get the swirled affect.
  2. In large bowl, cream 1/2 the butter and sugar, blending well. Add in 2 1/2 eggs, 1 at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add 1/2 extract.
  3. Add 1/2 flour to the butter mixture, 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add 7–UP, about a half or third at a time, blending well after each addition. Pour batter into prepared pan and make 2nd half of batter using Sunkist Ten.
  4. Bake at 325˚F for 65 to 75 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Be sure to check on it as soon as you can smell it.
  5. Remove cake from oven and let cool for 10 minutes . Invert pan to remove cake and cool completely on wire rack.
  6. While cake is cooling, make the glazes
  7. For Glaze
  8. Mix ingredients to a thick paste. Pour onto cake and allow to set.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 816Total Fat 34gSaturated Fat 17gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 169mgSodium 235mgCarbohydrates 121gFiber 1gSugar 67gProtein 9g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on stayingclosetohome.com should only be used as a general guideline.

IF you wish to add both glazes I would make the 7Up one first while cake is still warm and then wait for the cake to completely cool to add the Sunkist glaze. 


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  1. It looks delicious and tasty! I love baking in my bundt pan. #client

  2. Oh my! I bet that tastes so amazing! I looooooove pound cake!

  3. How amazing. I haven’t tried cooking with soda before. I need to try cause this cake look so light and yummy.

  4. This looks amazing! What a great idea using soda, especially ones with less calories. I would love to try this cake.

  5. Ooooh such a cool sounding recipe! Will give this one a try!

  6. I use 7UP in both cakes and cupcakes! Always a huge hit!

  7. I use soda in a lot of recipes. Just the right ingredient sometimes.

  8. I’m wondering how this would work with a chocolate pound cake and a dark beer? I bet a pomegranate soda would be great, too. The possibilities are endless!

  9. Never would have thought to use soda – but that came out looking delicious.

  10. I’ve heard of using pop in recipes (soda, if you will). 😉 I’d love to try it. Your cake looks really good.

  11. This cake looks delicious and easy to make!

  12. this looks so yummy!

  13. Never thought to bake with soda. This look pretty tasty . Thank you for sharing.

  14. This cake sounds so good. I was drooling as I was reading this post.

  15. I love this idea. I would never have thought of using 7-up. Thanks for the idea. I totally need to make this for Sunday’s event.

  16. Looks like a great recipe! What a great use of using this soda, I bet it tastes great!

  17. Wow this looks amazing! I love all the ingredients and the easy to follow recipe, great to put our for the holidays!!

  18. Ooh, I can already taste those flavors! What a yummy-looking pound cake!

  19. Looks delicious! Thank you for the recipe

  20. We are big pound cake fans and this one looks delicious! What interesting ingredients you used! I’ll have to try it!

  21. We love pound cake at our house, and this Lightened Pound cake recipe looks so delicious using 7-up! I would love to make this for the Holidays. It is such a pretty cake.

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