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Lemon-Raspberry Cake

lemon-raspberry cake Dessert
Lemon-Raspberry Cake
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 16

A spring dessert that’s sheer perfection? This lemon-raspberry cake is it! Three deliciously moist layers of lemon cake balance between juicy red raspberry preserves for sweet-tart flavor combo that can’t be beat. Once frosted in a homemade lemon buttercream, this elegant confection is adorned with fresh raspberries and lemon zest for a showstopping final look. Serve at your next springtime gathering and your guest will surely be impressed!

Updated February 25, 2020
Betty Crocker Cake Mix
Make with
Betty Crocker Cake Mix

Ingredients

  • 1
    box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ lemon cake mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
  • 6
    tablespoons raspberry preserves
  • 1 1/4
    cups butter or margarine, softened
  • 2
    teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 3
    tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3
    cups powdered sugar

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease or lightly spray bottoms only of three 9-inch round cake pans.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 2 minutes (do not overbeat). Pour into pans.
  • 3
    Bake 15 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4
    Fill layers with raspberry preserves. To make frosting, in medium bowl, beat butter, lemon peel and lemon juice on medium speed 30 seconds. Gradually beat in powdered sugar. Beat 2 to 3 minutes longer or until light and fluffy. Frost side and top of cake with frosting. Store covered in refrigerator.

  • Make your cake extra-special! Top it with fresh raspberries, lemon peel curls or edible flowers.
  • For a great twist, try strawberry or apricot preserves instead of raspberry.
  • Love all things lemon? Here’s 25 Lemon Desserts That Put the Zing in Spring.
  • 1 medium lemon yields about 3 tablespoons juice and 2 to 3 teaspoons grated lemon zest.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
36%
Saturated Fat
11g
56%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
80mg
26%
Sodium
320mg
13%
Potassium
40mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
50g
17%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
37g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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