Southern 7-Up Cake

Recipe Ingredients


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


Beat all ingredients together well for 2 minutes with electric mixer.

Pour batter into 3 (8-inch) layer pans or a 15 x 10-inch jellyroll pan that has been greased and floured.

Bake at 325 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes.

Cool for 10 minutes, if in layer pans, and remove from pans to cool thoroughly on wire rack.

Fill and frost.

Filling: Combine first 6 ingredients and cook over medium heat until thick.

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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