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Lemon Raspberry Cake

Lemon Raspberry Cake

Jacklin Altman
Fruity, bright, and packed with berry flavor, this cake combines two of Summer's most beloved flavors into one moist, decadent cake.
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Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 557 kcal


  • Cake Pans
  • Oven
  • Mixing Bowls


  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbs milk can sub plant milk
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup fresh raspberries
  • Yellow food coloring optional
  • 5 tbsp butter softened
  • 6 oz cream cheese softened
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp lemon extract


  • Preheat oven to 350F and spray 9" cake pan with oil spray
  • Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, Greek yogurt, oil, lemon zest, lemon extract, milk
  • Stir together wet and dry ingredients until you have a uniform mixture. If desired, add yellow food coloring for a fun pop of color.
  • Fold in raspberries last, and minimize stirring so you don't get pink batter!
  • Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean
  • Let cake cool in pan for 5 minutes, then set it onto a wire rack to cool completely before frosting
  • To make frosting, combine softened butter and cream cheese in mixer and beat together until mixture is smooth
  • Add powdered sugar, lemon zest, lemon extract and allow mixer to work the frosting together until it reaches a thick, uniform consistency
  • Add lemon juice to thin it out, 1 tbsp at a time. If frosting is too runny, add powdered sugar 1/4 cup at a time. If too thick, add a spot of lemon juice.
  • Once cake is cool, to make a half-cake, cut in half, frost one side, lay other side on top of it so you have a half moon 2-layer cake, and frost entirely!


Calories: 557kcalCarbohydrates: 96gProtein: 6gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 188mgPotassium: 117mgFiber: 1gSugar: 81gVitamin A: 441IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Cake, lemon, dessert, raspberry, berry
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