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Southern 7-Up Cake



  • 1 (18.25 ounce) box yellow or pineapple cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 small box vanilla instant pudding
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 (12 ounce) can 7-Up, at room temperature


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 heaping teaspoon cornstarch
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1 (No. 2) can crushed pineapple
  • 1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup coarsely broken pecans


  1. Cake: Beat all ingredients together well for 2 minutes with electric mixer.
  2. Pour batter into 3 (8-inch) layer pans or a 15 x 10-inch jellyroll pan that has been greased and floured.
  3. Bake at 325 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes.
  4. Cool for 10 minutes, if in layer pans, and remove from pans to cool thoroughly on wire rack.
  5. Fill and frost.
  6. Filling: Combine first 6 ingredients and cook over medium heat until thick.
  7. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract and pecans. Cool before spreading between layers and over cake.

If using a 15 x 10-inch pan, leave cake in pan and spread frosting over top.

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