Raspberry Lemonade Cake

Raspberry Lemonade Cake

Has Spring sprung at your place?  Well, it has around here and it’s time for a luscious Raspberry Lemonade Cake!

Easter is a time of rebirth, family celebrations, and the warmth of a new season.  I delight in light pouring through the windows, nesting birds, bulbs bursting forth; crocuses, tulips, and daffodils.

Serving foods at the height of their season is crazy good.  I try to plan vibrant colors into what I’m creating.  Fresh bundles of asparagus, chives, watercress, rainbow carrots, rhubarb, and apricots are perfection at my grocery store right now.

Our easy Raspberry Lemonade Cake is filled with fresh raspberries and topped with a light lemon glaze and sprinkled with fresh lemon zest.  It’s one of my favorite cakes.  You’ll find it’s packed with bright and sunny flavors!

“A party without cake is just a meeting.” ~Julia Child

Tart and sweet, Raspberry Lemonade Cake is topped with a light lemon glaze and fresh zest. Top it with some ice cream or whipped cream for a perfect dessert.

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Raspberry Lemonade Cake

I adore bundt cakes because they are a “self-decorating cake.”  I added a simple purchased chocolate bunny to my cake and set it in the middle of a wreath for my centerpiece, boom!

I have been making this cake for many years, changing up the ingredients.  It’s delicious with a dollop of whipped cream, or maybe your family is like mine, everything is better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Now this is important:  If you don’t want your fresh raspberries to fall to the bottom of your beautiful Raspberry Lemonade Cake here’s the secret.  Be sure to reserve 1/4 cup of cake mix in a plastic bag.  Shake your rinsed and dried raspberries in the bag.  Next, carefully fold the berries and cake mix from the bag into your cake batter.  Try not to break the berries up.

You’ll need a 12 cup bundt pan (I recommend non-stick) and to ensure success I always spray it with Baker’s Joy!  I also use a lemon zester, lemon squeezer, mixing bowls, and a mixer, this hand mixer is my very favorite!  Just remember, I’ve had a lot of years to collect all of my favorite kitchen gadgets.  They sure are nice to have!!!!

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Renée

Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 22 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!

67 Comments

  1. Idaintyit

    Okay yes! Loving this cake combination, such a great idea I can’t believe I have never seen it before. I love baking so will be trying this. Thanks

    Reply
    • Renée

      If you love fresh raspberries and lemon, you will love this cake!

      Reply
  2. Ratisha Goyal

    sumptuous it looks. i’m definitely going to bake this for my niece’s birthday next month. Absolutely loved it. thanks for sharing

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    • Renée

      You’re welcome Ratisha, our best wishes to your niece!

      Reply
    • Renée

      You’re right, it’s a lovely cake for Spring! Thank you.

      Reply
    • Renée

      It tastes even better than it looks, thank you!

      Reply
  3. heidi williams

    I love Bundt Cakes too ! Or just cake period. Looks delish

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    • Renée

      Thanks so much Heidi!

      Reply
  4. Sam

    Looks yummy!! I will have to give this a try for my next party, have saved your site to check out the rest of your recipes. Glad you explained how to stop the fruit from all falling to the bottom of the bowl that is a common issue I seem to have, I have tried precooking half, but never seemed to work, so will try what you suggested.

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    • Renée

      Thank you Sam, we are happy that tip helped you, and we’d love to hear about your results!

      Reply
  5. Rhian Westbury

    This looks really yummy, I really need to get a tin like this as these cakes always look so much neater than a regular tin cake. x

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    • Renée

      A bundt cake pan is great to have, and I agree much prettier than a loaf pan. You can bake it in a loaf pan though, with the same success, thanks!

      Reply
  6. Beth

    This will be great for our Mother’s Day brunch!

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    • Renée

      It will, hope everyone loves it as much as MOM!

      Reply
  7. Renee Kohley

    This looks delicious! Like fresh spring!

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    • Renée

      Thanks so much Renee!

      Reply
  8. Fatima

    I love it and the way the bunny is sitting on the cake. Looks so cute.

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    • Renée

      I found the bunnies half off at my store yesterday and think it works all spring long! Thanks Fatima.

      Reply
  9. Amy Scott

    Raspberry Lemonade! What an interesting cake flavor. I’ve never made a bundt cake. I usually stick to cupcakes as I have not had the best luck at all with cake. I’m also not the most fantastic cake decorator – serious understatement!

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    • Renée

      Think of this as one big cupcake Amy!

      Reply
    • Renée

      Thanks so much Megan!

      Reply
  10. Riley

    YUM! This is going on my Summer baking list for sure!!!!

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    • Renée

      Oh, good Riley, hoping you enjoy it as much as we have!

      Reply
  11. Adina m

    Super idea! Love this recipe and will be attempting to use it! Hope I cam be as crafty as you in the kitchen!

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    • Renée

      Promise you Adina, there’s little skill involved. It’s a super simple recipe!

      Reply
  12. provokeasmileblog

    Can I just say YUM! this sounds amazing. I am definitely pinning and making soon!

    Reply
    • Alison

      Oh that is so nice! You will have to tell us how it tastes!

      Reply
  13. ROBERT LEE

    So I want to get some work done, it is 4:20am and I should be sleeping hours ago. I decided to read some blogs and … seeing your raspberry lemonade cake, I am thinking if I should go find myself some food or shut down the computer and go to sleep.

    Reply
    • Alison

      Yes, you should be sleeping! But a little snack won’t hurt! 🙂

      Reply
  14. Charu

    Wow the cake sure looked yummy. I wish I was in your neighbourhood and could just drop in everyday to taste something delicious

    Reply
    • Alison

      Open invitation, Charu! We would love to feed you!

      Reply
  15. Ana

    It looks delicious. Another tempting recipe from your bucket!

    Reply
    • Alison

      That’s all I could hope for!

      Reply
  16. Julie Syl Kalungi

    That cake looks so delicious and gorgeous I will try it out for sure. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

    Reply
    • Alison

      Thanks Kylee!

      Reply
  17. suchin

    This is so pretty and looks yum! love your page!

    Reply
    • Renée

      Thanks so much Suchin. We love having you here!

      Reply
    • Alison

      I know! I love the combination together! Thanks, Emily!

      Reply
  18. Ivan

    I have never really been a dessert fan but this oone looks so refreshing and might go well with a cup of green tea.

    Reply
  19. Jasmine Watts

    Yummm… This is so pretty!! Love this recipe and can’t wait to try it!

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  20. bluedreamer27

    Your posts always make me drool haha.. I am a big pastry and cake fan and this one looks really amazing.. is the texture similar to moist cake?

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  21. Klaudia

    Njam njam , thanks Renée for another great recipe ! I love baking and I love rapsberries ! That onevwill go on my ‘to do soon list’ , and of course I will share that with my FB friends . Fantastic tip on how not to make your fruits ‘sink’ to the bottom , that always happens to me ! Next one will be your way , can’t wait to see how that ‘trick’ works . Thanks for this yummie recipe !

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    • Alison

      Just print off the recipe and leave it around as a hint! 🙂

      Reply
  22. sabrina

    This is a very good idea for this period and where I live it’s easy to find all the ingredients. I’m not sure that if I prepare it, I’ll be able to make it look so good! 🙂

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  23. Cai Doming- Travelos

    Thank you for making me hungry at the middle of the night. Rasb plus lemonade I think that’s perfect. Ohh that cute bunny on top. Hope you could give us a slice here in the Philippines:)

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    • Alison

      It is one of my favorite fruit combinations, too!

      Reply
  24. Elizabeth O

    I love Lemon bundt cake and so, adding raspberry to the mix makes it even more delightful and delicious. I’ll have to try that sometime. Yum! ?

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  25. Roxy

    Raspberry lemonade is one of my all time favorites. I would have never thought to combine it into a cake! This sounds soooo delicious. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. CoNnie

    Oh my that looks absolutely delicious, Ian not a keen baker but will give this a try. I like the Easter touch with the bunny

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    • Alison

      You don’t have to be an expert baker to make this delicious cake!

      Reply
  27. Lynn Blackmar

    Wow, this looks delicious! I’ve always loved anything lemon-flavored! I will have to try it!

    Reply
    • Alison

      Yes, it is! And it is perfect for Spring!

      Reply
  28. maryam

    When I see people bake amazing cake like yours, i tell myself that it’s so much fun and I can do it. Then I get in the kitchen and it’s never as good

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    • Renée

      Just keep trying Maryam and you’ll be a pro in no time!

      Reply
  29. Dorothy Mae C. Torretijo

    I love sweets especially cakes!! A great recipe indeed!! Will try this out soon with my mom. Hugs

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  30. Ann Balisbis

    This one is an out-of-the-ordinary kind of cake! One creative mind and hand you have there! hehe If only I have the skill/talent in baking. Sadly, I think I don’t have. hehe And onlt if we could taste this! This looks really yummy. 🙂

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    • Alison

      You never know if you have the skill unless you try it! Seriously try it out this weekend!

      Reply
  31. Rhoda Fajardo

    Looks really enticing! Beyond being amazingly scrumptious and lovely, my other favorite feature of this cake is that I found out that you can also put this in a pan for mass production, so that the whole family can have some! This is gluten free right? =)

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    • Renée

      No Rhoda, this cake is not gluten free. Use a gluten free cake mix and shake the berries in a gluten free flour blend and it will be!

      Reply
  32. Kalliopi Sakellariou

    I am not a crazy fan of lemon , but I know when it is baked right it can taste like magic. I feel that this combination is magic. I will totally try it tomorrow!

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    • Renée

      It’s light and lovely Kalliopi. After you try it, please let us know what you think!

      Reply

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