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Lemon Raspberry Cake

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling


16 servings

Springtime sweets aren’t any more appealing than Lemon Raspberry Cake shared by Eden Atkerson of Atlanta, Georgia.


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) seedless raspberry jam
  • 1-1/4 cups butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine milk and extracts. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with milk mixture, beating well after each addition.
  2. Transfer to three greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 375° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. Cut each cake into two horizontal layers. Place a bottom layer on a serving plate; spread with a fifth of the jam. Repeat layers four times. Top with remaining cake.
  4. For frosting, in a small bowl, beat butter until fluffy. Gradually beat in the confectioners' sugar, lemon juice and zest until blended. Frost top and sides of cake.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 579 calories, 28g fat (17g saturated fat), 124mg cholesterol, 507mg sodium, 80g carbohydrate (59g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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