Seven-Up Cake With Pineapple, Coconut and Pecan Filling

Seven-Up Cake has been around for a long time. Lately, I’ve been reminiscing about childhood desserts, making them and sharing them with my family. This past Sunday we had Seven-Up Cake for dessert.

There are several versions of Seven-Up Cake but my favorite is this one. It’s a three-layer cake with pineapple, coconut, and pecan filling.

This cake is easy to make because it begins with a lemon supreme cake mix. Plus, frosting is easy because you only add the icing between the layers and on top of the cake. Leave the outside naked.

7-Up Layer Cake

This cake, of course, has 7-Up as one of the ingredients. You’ll need 1-1/2 cups. 

How to Make a Seven-Up Cake 

In a mixing bowl, combine a lemon supreme cake mix, vegetable oil, 7-Up, lemon instant pudding, and 4 eggs. Mix on low until moistened. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes.

Pour into three 9-inch greased and floured cake pans. (You can also use 8-inch pans but mine happens to be 9-inch.) The layers will be somewhat on the thin side, just the way I like it. 

Bake at 350º for 25-30 minutes or until tested done when a toothpick is inserted near the center and comes out clean.

Seven-Up Cake Layers

Cool in pans for 10 minutes on a wire rack. Remove cake layers and cool completely on wire racks.

Pineapple, Coconut and Pecan Icing

In a saucepan, combine sugar, butter, flour, and eggs. Cook on medium heat until thickened, stirring often. It takes about five minutes for the filling to thicken.

Cake Filling Cooking

Add crushed pineapple, coconut, and pecans to cooked mixture.

Thickened Filling for Cake

Spread between layers and on top of cooled cake.

Cake is Ready to Serve

How to Toast Pecans for Seven-Up Cake

You can use the skillet method or the oven method when toasting pecans. I prefer the skillet method. Place pecans in a skillet in a single layer. Cook on medium, stirring occasionally until fragrant and lightly browned. It should only take between 2-5 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool. 

How to Bake a Seven-Up Cake in a 13×9 Pan

If you don’t want to make a layer cake, this cake can easily be baked in a 9×13 baking pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool and pour icing over the cake. 

 Seven Up Cake

Seven Up Cake

Yield: 12 servings

Seven-Up Cake is moist, delicious and begins with a lemon cake mix. The crushed pineapple, coconut, and chopped pecans take the icing to the next level. This cake is a long-time favorite!


  • 1 box lemon supreme cake mix
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1-1/4 cups 7-Up
  • 1 package lemon instant pudding
  • 4 eggs


  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Grease and flour 3 9-inch cake pans.
  2. Combine the cake mix, vegetable oil, 7-Up, instant pudding and eggs together in a mixing bowl. Beat on low until moistened. Beat on medium for three minutes.
  3. Pour cake batter evenly into three 9-inch greased and floured cake pans. Bake at 350º for 25-30 minutes or until cake tests done when a toothpick inserted near the middle comes out clean. Let cool on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and let cool completely on wire racks.
  4. Make the icing by combining sugar, butter, flour and eggs in a saucepan. Cook on medium, stirring constantly, until mixture begins to bubble and thickens. Add pineapple, coconut, and pecans to cooked mixture. Spread between layers and on top of cooled cake.
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 621 Total Fat 34g Saturated Fat 10g Trans Fat 1g Unsaturated Fat 22g Cholesterol 114mg Sodium 471mg Carbohydrates 76g Fiber 3g Sugar 53g Protein 7g
My family really likes this cake. I hope you do, too!

Cake Slice Ready to Serve


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  1. Oh my gosh, this looks amazing! I’ve heard of this cake before, but have never made it. I should! We always like to have dessert after dinner.

  2. Oh my gosh I totally forgot about 7-Up cakes! I need to make one of these again! This is definitely going to happen.

  3. I have never made a cake using 7-Up, but this sounds incredible! So perfect for summertime entertaining!

  4. Pam Wattenbarger says

    I have made 7 Up cake before but never with this kind of topping. It sounds delicious.

  5. Not sure if I would want to share with my family. It looks so yummy and moist.

  6. This looks really good! Love that it uses 7up! My kids will think that is cool!

  7. You had me at pineapple and coconut, oh my yum! This sounds so good and would be great for a Hawaiian themed party.

  8. Oh my goodness this sounds absolutely delicious – I would love to tuck into a slice with a nice cup of tea. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe.

  9. What a tasty cake! I bet that that addition of seven up makes for a really moist cake! I can’t wait to try it!

  10. This coconut Seven Up Cake looks so delicious! I need somethign to bake for this weekend, and this looks like the perfect treat for everyone!

  11. Catalina says

    I’ve never made a Seven Up Cake but this one looks heavenly. A must try recipe for sure!

  12. Oh, my! Coconut cake is one of my all-time fave flavors, but I sure haven’t had this cake before. Bet it’s as good as it looks.

  13. This looks delicious! It has some of my teen’s favorite ingredients, I’ll have to make it soon!

  14. This cake looks delicious I have made a cake with coke never tried 7 up. I am going to give it a try as pineapple and coconut are my favorite.

  15. Wow, this looks like a wonderful cake! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  16. This looks like a delicious recipe! I would love to try making this sometime.

  17. I’ve never thought to mix 7-up in the recipe of cake. Interesting. Definitely adds some sweetness to the treat.

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