Pineapple 7UP Cake

A yellow cake mix and vanilla pudding make this delicious pineapple cake such an easy dessert. Pineapple 7UP Cake has soda in the cake and coconut topping.

If you like cakes with a cooked icing, try our orange raisin cake, oatmeal cake and amish cake. They are easy and delicious!

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Pineapple 7UP Cake Recipe

My kids have been crazy for pineapple and coconut lately. When I came across this old recipe for pineapple 7UP cake from an old church cookbook, I knew it would be a hit. It’s a moist cake with a not-too-sweet cooked frosting that is almost custard like. This easy cake is great for potlucks and picnics.

What are the ingredients for a 7UP cake?

Some 7UP cakes are made from scratch and are in a bundt cake form, but this pineapple 7UP cake is made from a box cake mix. A small box of dry pudding mix, eggs, oil and 7UP make this cake not only easy, but very moist and flavorful.

Pineapple 7UP Cake in sheet cake pan with piece missing

How to Make 7UP Cake

The cake part of this recipe is very easy. Simply pour all of the ingredients except the 7UP in a large mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer or stand mixer to beat the batter together well. Lastly, mix in the 7UP. The 7UP will give it flavor, plus add a little bit of a light texture to the cake. Bake in a 9×13 baking pan for about 35-40 minutes. The center of the cake will spring back when you touch it. Don’t open the oven before the cake “looks” done (use your oven light) or the cake might fall in the center.

While the cake is baking, prepare the icing so you can spread it on the warm cake.

How to Make Pineapple Coconut Icing

This frosting is a cooked frosting that you’ll make in a saucepan on the stovetop. Mix together the flour and the sugar, beaten eggs, butter and pineapple (with all the juice) in a saucepan. . Stir this mixture over low heat. As the egg mixture cooks together, it will thicken. This will take about 15 minutes. Be sure to whisk constantly!

**Pro Tip: If you find that you are getting little pieces of egg in the coconut topping, next time temper the eggs. Add all of the ingredients EXCEPT the eggs to the saucepan. Heat it over low heat. Once the mixture is hot, add ⅓ cup of topping to the beaten eggs and whisk well. Then slowly drizzle that mixture back into the saucepan, whisking the entire time. This should help prevent any little pieces of egg.*

Once the icing has thickened, remove it from the heat and stir in the coconut.

Allow the icing to sit for a few minutes until the cake is done baking, then spread it over the warm cake. It will soak into the cake just a little bit, making this such a very moist cake.

It’s delicious warm with a dollop of whipped cream. Mmm!

piece of pineapple 7up cake on a plate

How to Store 7UP Cake

Because this cake has a cooked egg frosting, we recommend storing it in the refrigerator. Make sure it is sealed or covered well. If you don’t want it to be cold upon serving, remove it from the refrigerator 1-2 hours before serving.

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7up cake with cooked coconut icing

Pineapple 7UP Sheet Cake

3.68 from 80 votes
A yellow cake mix and vanilla pudding make this delicious pineapple cake such an easy dessert. Pineapple 7UP Cake has soda in the cake and coconut topping.
Servings 15

Ingredients
 

For the Cake:

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 small box vanilla instant pudding (3.5 ounces)
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 ¼ cups 7UP soda

Pineapple Topping:

  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs (beaten)
  • ½ cup butter
  • 20 ounces crushed pineapple (with juice)
  • ½ cup shredded coconut

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350º Fahrenheit. Spray a 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs and oil. Beat until light and fluffy. Add the 7up and beat well.
  • Pour the batter into a greased 9x13 baking pan.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the center of the cake springs back when you touch it.
  • While the cake is baking, make the pineapple topping.
  • Combine the sugar and flour in a saucepan.
  • Stir in the eggs, butter and pineapple. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the coconut.
  • Spread the pineapple topping over the warm cake.
  • Place the cake on a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Serve with whipped cream.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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Notes

If you find that you are getting little pieces of egg in the coconut topping, next time temper the eggs. Add all of the ingredients EXCEPT the eggs to the saucepan. Heat it over low heat. Once the mixture is hot, add ⅓ cup of topping to the beaten eggs and whisk well. Then slowly drizzle that mixture back into the saucepan, whisking the entire time. This should help prevent any little pieces of egg.
Author Julie Clark
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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    1. I have an old recipe for 7 up cake, probably 50 years ago ☺️ Mine called for 1 box of Lemon cake mix
      and 1 box pineapple instant pudding
      The rest of this recipe is basically the same. For those who don’t care for coconut, my old recipe doesn’t call for the coconut in the frosting, so you can leave it out. A friend of mine cooks her frosting in the microwave and stirs it periodically until done. This way you don’t have to stand over stove stirring the whole time. I’m going to try this myself. Hope this helps.

  1. Isn’t there a fear of salmonella using raw eggs and frosting? Other than that the cake sounds amazing and yummy!!!

    1. FEAR?! Using raw eggs… first the eggs are cooked. 2nd there are plenty of other things to be “ fearful of.

  2. Made this cake today and used Gingerale instead of 7Up & added a sprinkling of toasted pecans otherwise I followed the recipe.It came out amazing.Thank you so much for this great recipe😎

  3. Making this cake now! Although it’s been in the oven 45 minutes and the center is still jiggly. Still though it’s going to be fantastic I just know! The frosting cooked up well. No egg bit floaties.

    1. 5 stars
      So, this cake was so yummy! I made it for Easter/Mother’s birthday. As I posted before, the 35 minute bake time was not long enough — maybe my oven, maybe the coconut had more liquid than coconut, idk — took about 55 minutes. I liked it best refrigerator cold. It seems to tame the sweetness of the frosting, which we all thought was too sweet at room temperature. I loved this cake! Five stars.

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