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Mountain Dew Cake

If you’ve had 7Up Cake, you need to try Mountain Dew Cake! An easy bundt cake recipe loaded with cozy citrus flavor, made extra fluffy and delicious with lemon-lime soda in both the cake and the glaze.

A slice of Mountain Dew cake on a plate

I have a little bit of OCD.

I think everybody has it an eensy bit, right?

Like, for example…

Every time I drive past an 18 wheeler on the highway I count the tires.  Every. Time.

I’m not sure what deep rooted issues I have that’s caused tire-stress…but I count them.  Just to make sure.

Also, whenever I go into a public restroom by myself I look in every stall to make sure there are no hobos or serial killers hiding out, crouched on top of the toilet ready to kill me as soon as I drop trou.

I blame that little quirk on Harry Connick…did you ever see that movie Copycat?  Well, if you don’t want bathroom-stall-checking OCD, don’t watch it, kay?

Annnd I might be slightly obsessive compulsive about not eating purple candy, the way my sheets are folded before I can get into my bed and my magazine reading ritual…but I am not going to bore you with all my crazy.

So yeah…I have a few weird little issues that have plagued me for many years.  I don’t really see a time in my future where I’ll suddenly start eating purple candy or drive by an 18 wheeler and not count the tires or, (gasp) dare to relieve myself in an unchecked public restroom.

Sometimes to ease the pain of being me I self medicate.  With cake.  Made from Mountain Dew.

I should basically be a doctor, so I can prescribe cake.

A slice of Mountain Dew cake on a plate

Now this cake looks unassuming. Just a regular old bundt cake.  But looks can be deceiving.  I mean, I think I look pretty regular, boring even…but as we have already established I am mad-crazy.  Just like this cake.  Get to know it a little and you will see…

It is easy and cozy and lemony and delicious.  Mad-crazy good.

Make it.  Love it.  Embrace the crazy.

A can of Mountain Dew next to a box of cake mix.

You’ll need a lemon cake mix and a 12 oz can of Mountain Dew.

Mix that together with the usual cake stuff…eggs, oil…

And pour it into a prepared bundt pan.

Cake batter is poured into a bundt pan.

Bake it and let it cool.

Next, a cake is just not a cake without some sort of sugary coating, so mix together a little extra Mountain Dew and some powdered sugar.

Photo collage showing glaze being mixed and drizzled over the bundt cake.

Pour it over the top and watch it drizzle down the sides.

Mountain Dew bundt cake covered with lemon-lime glaze.

Let the glaze set and eat a slice or 6.

If anyone asks, tell them you’re taking your medicine.

A slice of Mountain Dew cake on a plate, with a forkful missing.
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Mountain Dew Cake

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 1214 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


If you’ve had 7Up Cake, you need to try Mountain Dew Cake! An easy bundt cake recipe loaded with cozy citrus flavor, made extra fluffy and delicious with lemon-lime soda in both the cake and the glaze.




  • 1 (18.25 oz) box Lemon Cake
  • 1 (12 oz) can Mountain Dew
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil


  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp Mountain Dew


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Spray bundt pan with cooking spray.
  3. With your mixer combine the cake mix, the Mountain Dew, the eggs and the vegetable oil. Mix on low for 30 seconds and then turn speed up to medium and continue mixing for 2 minutes.
  4. Pour cake batter into prepared pan and bake 45 minutes, until cake is set and toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes and then transfer to wire rack to finish cooling.
  6. When cake is cooled prepare glaze.


  1. Mix 3 cups powdered sugar and 1/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp Mountain Dew together in a medium bowl.
  2. Stir until there are no more lumps.
  3. With cake on wire cooling rack, place a piece of wax paper underneath, so when you pour the glaze over the cake you catch the excess.
  4. Pour glaze on top of cake allowing to coat the sides of the cake.
  5. Serve when glaze has set.


Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Keywords: lemon bundt cake, soda cakes, easy cake recipes

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82 comments on “Mountain Dew Cake”

  1. I made this cake today and it is SO YUMMY and super moist!! For sure it will be a cake I make again!

  2. What size bundt pan did you use? I’ve been looking at buying one so that I can make this recipe, and I’m not sure what size to get (6-cup, 8-cup, 10-cup, etc.?).

  3. Im a little baking retarded. Do u also use the water the cake mix calls for or is the mountain dew the substitute for the water

  4. Love lemon cake! I’m sure adding Mountain Dew will make it extra citrus-y delicious!
    1) MUST remove all those address card thingies before even BEGINNING to read a magazine!
    2) Have never counted tires, but I ALWAYS count when I am pouring a drink into a glass. (May come in handy one day if I become blind??? Or not…)

  5. hi, i’m french and I saw this receipt which look like simply gorgeous…. I do not have this kind of soda at home, so can I easily replace it with 7up soda? tk u so much for answer… yours sincerely. graziella

      1. I think it’s because you have the ingredients for the cake and icing with no seperation, but you say mix everything together. Plus, does the soda go in first, last, or whenever you feel like it? Just little things that can change the way the cake comes out in the end. But, I’m guessing…

        1. I updated the recipe to separate the ingredients. Also, the ease of this cake is that it doesn’t matter the order you add the ingredients! Thanks for you comment.

  6. I have a family recipe for 7Up cake, but it is a scratch cake.
    Full of lemony and buttery goodness :o)

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