Seven-Up Cake With Pineapple, Coconut, Pecan Filling

by Alli

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.

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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. 

Seven-Up Cake Ingredients At A Glance

  • lemon supreme cake mix
  • vegetable oil
  • 7-Up
  • lemon instant pudding
  • eggs


  • granulated sugar
  • butter
  • flour
  • eggs
  • crushed pineapple, drained
  • coconut
  • chopped pecans, toasted

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 the 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. 

Yield: 12 servings

Seven Up Cake

Cake is Ready to Serve

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!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 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



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 621Total Fat 34gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 22gCholesterol 114mgSodium 471mgCarbohydrates 76gFiber 3gSugar 53gProtein 7g

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My family really likes this cake. I hope you do, too!

Cake Slice Ready to Serve

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Originally posted May 2019 – updated May 2021

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