7Up Chocolate Bundt Cake is a fun twist on a classic pound cake. This from scratch, moist bundt cake will be a hit at any gathering.
Chocolate 7Up Cake
This chocolate pound cake is rich and buttery and perfect as a delicious birthday cake, coffee cake, or for any special occasion. Easy to make and best served with ice cream!
If you like the traditional 7Up Pound Cake but are a chocolate cake lover, you’ll love this chocolate chip version! I’m always in favor of more chocolate.
I’ve made this cake several times on days we’re having BBQs because it’s so easy to slice up and easily serve.
Why you’ll love this Chocolate 7Up Pound Cake
Easy recipe – Only 8 ingredients, most of them pantry staples.
Feeds a crowd – Easy to slice up and feed a large group.
Moist & delicious – Even better when you top it with some vanilla ice cream!
Things you’ll need
- Bundt Pan – This is the one I have. If I had more cupboard space, I’d have lots of them because there are so many pretty ones & you know I love me a bundt cake.
- Hand Mixer – A turn to my hand mixer way more than my stand mixer, even though I love it.
- Mixing Bowl – I love these mixing bowls. They’re such a nice quality and the grippy bottoms are helpful.
Below is a list of the ingredients you’ll need to gather to make this recipe. Scroll all the way down for the full recipe card.
- Butter – Unsalted, softened to room temperature.
- Sugar – Granulated white sugar.
- Vanilla – Try to opt for pure vanilla extract and a decent brand even though I know it’s super pricey right now.
- Eggs – Large eggs.
- Flour – White, all purpose flour.
- Cocoa Powder – Pick a good quality unsweetened cocoa powder.
- 7Up – Adding pop (soda?) to baked goods makes them fluffy and moist.
- Chocolate Chips – I like Ghirardelli baking chips for all my chocolate chip needs.
How to make a Chocolate 7 Up Cake
- First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and generously grease (I use non-stick spray) a bundt pan and lightly flour it. If you don’t want to see the flour, you can also use cocoa powder.
- Then, in a mixing bowl, cream the butter with a hand mixer until smooth. Add in the sugar and vanilla and beat until light & fluffy.
- One at a time, add in the eggs, beating well after each addition.
- Stir in the flour and cocoa powder until fully blended, then stir in the 7Up.
- Fold in the chocolate chips and then spoon the batter into the prepared pan.
- Bake for 70 minutes then check it. If a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean, it’s done. Mine usually takes 80 minutes.
- Once done, cool in the pan for 10 minutes then flip and finish cooling.
How to store leftovers
Leftover cake should be tightly wrapped or kept in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
Can I freeze it?
Leftovers can be frozen. Wrap them tightly in plastic wrap, then foil, and drop them into a freezer bag.
They’ll keep for up to 3 months. Place on the counter to thaw at room temperature when ready to enjoy.
What to serve with it
Top it with ice cream, or chocolate sauce, or just plain!
How many servings are in a standard bundt cake?
There are usually 16 decent sized slices in a standard bundt cake.
How to keep the chocolate chips from sinking
If you notice your chocolate chips sinking to the bottom of the cake, I have a tip for you.
Before mixing the chocolate chips into the cake batter, pour them into a bowl, sprinkle them with a teaspoon of cocoa powder, and then mix them into the batter.
Same trick works with sugar and blueberries in muffins.
Need more bundt cakes in your life? Try these:
- Sour Cream Chocolate Bundt Cake
- Healthier Chocolate Yogurt Cake
- Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Bundt Cake
- One Bowl Chocolate Bundt Cake
- Chocolate Cheesecake Stuffed Bundt Cake
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Originally published December 10, 2009