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vanilla raspberry cake slice

Vanilla Cake with Raspberry Buttercream

Jacklin Altman
Fluffy vanilla cake meets light, fruity raspberry frosting in this delicious cake. Recipe yields a 8-9" 2 layer cake, perfect for your next celebration!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Decorating Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 630 kcal


  • Mixing Bowls
  • Mixer
  • Cake Pans
  • Oven


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk can substitute plant milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • Gel food coloring
Raspberry Buttercream Frosting
  • 1 cup butter 2 sticks, unsalted, softened to room temperature
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Beat together butter and sugar (cake) until creamed together, then add egg and milk and beat to combine
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking soda and pour into the wet ingredients, stirring to combine
  • (Optional) Divide batter into 2 parts, dye one blue (gel food dye works best). Then, create little blobs of alternating colors in your prepared (greased) cake pans. Lastly, swirl the colors together with a toothpick to create a fun tie-dye design!
  • Pour into greased cake pans. Bake 25-30 minutes at 350F, until a toothpick comes out clean
  • Allow cake to cool while you work on your frosting.
  • Combine butter and powdered sugar in a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment and combine thoroughly
  • Add vanilla extract and heavy whipping cream and beat on medium speed until frosting is well combined. Note: you may need to scrape down the sides!
  • Add in raspberry jam, one tbsp at a time, until fully incorporated. Frosting should be pink and fluffy.
  • Let cake cool completely before frosting. Top with fresh raspberries and white chocolate chips and ENJOY!


Calories: 630kcalCarbohydrates: 96gProtein: 4gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 331mgPotassium: 81mgFiber: 1gSugar: 74gVitamin A: 855IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 83mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Cake, dessert, raspberry, holiday, buttercream, vanilla
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