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Fanta Pound Cake

Fanta Pound Cake has an incredibly rich, buttery, and tender texture and a slight orange flavor from Fanta soda and orange zest.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 446kcal
Author Christin Mahrlig


  • 1 cup butter room temperature, 2 sticks
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 3/4 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs, room temperature
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Fanta soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 envelope whipped topping mix
  • orange food coloring, optional

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a tube pan.
  • Cream butter and shortening for 3-5 minutes using an electric mixer with a paddle attachment (or a hand mixer). Gradually add sugar.
  • Add eggs one at a time, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl.
  • Alternate between adding flour and Fanta, beginning and ending with flour.
  • Beat in vanilla extract, orange zest, salt, and whipped topping mix.
  • If desired, add food coloring to get a deeper orange color.
  • Pour batter into pan and bake for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • Let cool in pan for 15 to 20 minutes and then invert onto a cake stand.
  • To make Icing, beat butter and shortening together until smooth. Add orange juice. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar and milk. If too thick, add a little more milk or orange juice.
  • Spread icing on top of the cake and let it spread down the sides some.


You want to beat the butter and shortening together really well before adding sugar and then continue to beat until fluffy and very light in color.
Once eggs are added, beat as little as possible.


Calories: 446kcal