Instant Pot 7UP Cake–a simple, moist bundt cake recipe that has lemon-lime flavor thanks to 7UP soda in the batter and the glaze. This cake only has 8 ingredients!
Instant Pot 7UP Cake
This cake is not overly sweet. It’s moist. It’s got subtle lemon flavor. It’s really addicting and we ate ours until it was all gone.
The 7UP is a fun addition. The cake recipe doesn’t call for any leavening ingredients like baking soda or baking powder so the carbonation in the soda helps to give the cake a bit of a rise. If you’d prefer you can use Sprite or even generic brand lemon lime soda in the place of 7UP. I haven’t tried diet soda but I believe that it would work!
I didn’t get out my stand mixer to mix the cake batter but instead used a hand mixer. Feel free to use either a stand or hand mixer. Or you can beat it by hand, the old fashioned way. Just make sure to really cream the butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy.
Besides the 7UP the lemon juice and lemon zest are key ingredients in this cake recipe. I like to use fresh squeezed lemon juice. I use a small grater/microplane* to zest the lemon peel. It really adds a lemon punch that brings the flavor to a whole new level.
You’ll need a half size bundt cake pan to make this cake in the Instant Pot. You can find a 6 cup (7-inch) bundt cake pan* easily on Amazon. There are lots of ways to use this bundt cake pan in the future. I listed several of my recipes below. I’ve also heard that many use their bundt cake pans to make Instant Pot meatloaf!
I like to use my OXO sling* to lower the bundt cake pan into the Instant Pot and to easily retrieve it.
More ways to use a small bundt cake pan in the Instant Pot…
Instant Pot Apple Cider Donut Cake
Instant Pot German Chocolate Bundt Cake
Instant Pot 4-Ingredient Banana Bread
Instant Pot Chocolate Chip Zucchini Banana Bread
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Instant Pot 7UP Cake
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 40 minutes (plus 10 minute NPR)
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Yield: 6–8 servings 1x
A simple, moist bundt cake recipe that has lemon-lime flavor thanks to 7UP soda in the batter and the glaze. This cake only has 7 ingredients!
For the cake:
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp lemon or lime zest
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup 7UP
For the glaze:
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp 7UP
- Pour 1 ½ cups water into bottom of Instant Pot. Spray a 6 cup bundt cake pan* with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a mixing bowl beat the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer until it is light and creamy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until incorporated. Beat in the lemon juice, zest and vanilla.
- Add flour alternately with the 7UP beating well after each addition.
- Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan. Smooth the top. Cover the pan with foil. Place the pan on top of a sling/trivet* and lower into the Instant Pot.
- Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 40 minutes. When time is up let the pot sit for 10-15 minutes and then remove the lid. Carefully remove the cake pan. Discard the foil.
- Place a plate on top of the cake pan and flip to invert the cake onto the plate.
- In a small bowl whisk the powdered sugar, lemon juice and 7UP together until smooth. Drizzle the glaze over the top of the cake.
- Slice, eat and enjoy!
You can also bake the cake in a 350° F oven for 65 minutes without foil.
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Instant Pot
*Karen Petersen is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
Amber Jarvis says
This cake was a bad idea. It sounded good so I tried it.i should have read the comments before I made it. Ifirst i did it in the oven. It was flat n didn’t rise,let cool 20 min before flipping out the pan. It’s crumbling n a f’n mess…do not try this. Wasting my time n ingredients
Not sure what we did wrong but it fell apart twice! Nephew says it still tastes good though!
Oh shoot! Glad your nephew liked it!
Same here. It just came apart as crumbs. Should we leave it cool off an hour or so before trying to remove from the pan?
So easy to make!
Didn’t want to heat up the house making a cake but had a hankering for lemon pound cake. Found this recipe and gave it a try… The cake is so moist and yummy not overly sweet, I was a bit nervous with both 7up and sugar in this recipe but it’s perfect. I will however add some lemon aroma to it next time so it’s more intense with the lemon flavor but that’s just my preference….. I’m sure it’s enough for others.
I like the idea of more lemon…mmmmm!
This looks great! I don’t have a Bundt pan. For the oven would a regular 8×8 pan work?
Rachel Li says
curious to know if a regular pan could work too!
8 inch pans are too large to fit in a 6 quart pot. You could probably use that in an 8 quart pot though. You may need to increase cooking time but I am not 100% sure.
John F Errera says
Will diet 7up work?
Yes I think it will!
John F Errera says
Thanks, Ill give it a try and let you know how it works out. And thank you for this site, I am really enjoying it.
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