January 18, 2012

Raspberry Lemonade Cake

Recently, I have strayed away from the sweets that I crave so much. Simply because I am trying to be healthier this year, and because I'm going to Hawaii in t-minus 2 weeks (that whole fear of "me-being-self-conscious-about-body-after-baby-thing" scares me)! Eek!

Then I saw this cake. I just couldn't resist. I tweaked it a little bit and made my version with Raspberries. It was pretty delish! Not too heavy, and not too sweet! In fact, I don't think there was actually ANY calories in it at ALL (ha, a girl can dream)!

For Cake:

  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice (from fresh squeezed lemon)
  • 3 tablespoons thawed lemonade concentrate
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Raspberries
  • large eggs 
  • large egg whites 
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • For Frosting:
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened 
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice (squeezed from fresh lemon)
  • 2 teaspoons thawed lemonade concentrate
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk

  • Directions:
  • 1--Preheat oven to 350°.
  • 2--For cake, mix first 6 ingredients together (Sugar, Butter, Lemon Juice, Lemon Concentrate, Raspberries & Vanilla) in a bowl. Beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 5 minutes). 
  • 3--Add eggs and egg whites, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. 
  • 4--Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda; stir well with a whisk. 
  • 5--Add flour mixture and milk alternately to sugar mixture. Beat well after you add.
  • 6--Pour batter into 2 (9-inch) round cake pans coated with cooking spray; sharply tap pans once on counter to remove air bubbles. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pans. Cool completely on wire rack.
  • 7--To prepare frosting, place 2 tablespoons butter (room temp) in mixing bowl. Add powdered sugar slowly as butter softens. Add milk to make more creamy. Then add lemon & vanilla. Mix well. (Do not over-beat).
  • 8--Place 1 cake layer on a plate; spread with 1/2 cup frosting. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake. Store cake in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • 9--EAT & ENJOY!

He kept grabbing the Lemons to taste..so I gave him a lick, but I think he regretted it! :)

Happy Cake-Baking!
Jenna, The Wife
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  1. THAT. Looks delicious. Just the name, Raspberry Lemonade, sounds perfect.

  2. This sounds absolutely wonderful! And you will look amazing in hawaii! No worries love!

  3. omg, get in my belly!

    looks SO good!

  4. yum!
    looks like such a healthy cake though!
    at least it wasn't chocolate lol :)

    good job love!
    and his face is priceless!
    i actually saw a video on youtube the other day
    that was too cute .. the mommy cut the lemon
    and had the baby try it haha the faces he was
    making .. you would be cracking up ♥

    Melina ♥

  5. are you kidding me this cake looks amazing! i love raspberries and lemonade, will be making this cake for sure!

  6. Oh yummmm. I could drink raspberry lemonade all day long, so I'm pretty sure that means I could eat this cake all day long!

  7. i STILL make that face when i lick lemons. that's why we came up with lemonade in the first place!

    anything you eat that is also used for cleaning soap scum MUST have sugar added!

  8. Yum! Why don't we just be fat and happy in Hawaii? :)

  9. Ohhhh my word, my mouth is watering sooo bad right now! That looks DELISH! :]

    <3 Monica

  10. First of all, you've got a good name :) And second off, that looks SO good. I'm writing this recipe down, for sure!

  11. Thanks so much for the comment on my blog! This recipe looks delicious!!

  12. Oh my word, this looks SO GOOD!

    And that last picture is hilarious!

  13. i always make raspberry cake but this one i never tried.. this look yummy!!!! unfortunately my baby boy don't like sweets he just love bread!
    you have amazing blog :)
    xoxo, Haus of Gala

  14. oh yum! i haven't made a cake in ages, this makes me want to hurry up and make one!

  15. mmmmmmm yum! I'm not usually a cake fan but I think this one might change my mind :)

  16. I just found your blog! Love it :) I'm a new follower. This recipe looks so good!

  17. haha loving that last photo! too cute. your blog is lovely! xo

  18. raspberry, lemondae, and cake.... all in one sentance... amazing! I will have to try this, thanks so much for sharing it!


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