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Raspberry Rumble

My guy is a raspberry fan, so that’s what I use in this cake with a classic fluffy frosting. Freeze the berries so they don’t stain the batter. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup boiling water, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • Sliced almonds


  • Place raspberries on a baking sheet; freeze until firm. Preheat oven to 350°.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy; beat in eggs. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well. Fold in frozen raspberries. Spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
  • For topping, whisk together egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar in a large heatproof bowl. Place over simmering water in a large saucepan over medium heat; whisking constantly, heat mixture until a thermometer reads 160°. Remove from heat.
  • Beat on high speed until stiff glossy peaks form, about 5 minutes. If desired, thin frosting by slowly beating in enough boiling water until desired consistency is reached. Fold in extract. Spread over cake. Sprinkle with almonds. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 266 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 323mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.
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  • toolbarsco
    Jun 6, 2016

    Love this recipe. My favorite thing about it (other than the delicious taste) is the fact that it isn't super sweet. Between the cake and the frosting it has a light taste. Will make again and again.

  • LindaS_WI
    Mar 29, 2016

    Simple, elegant, and delicious. I love the frosting. It reminds me of my mother's 7-minute frosting. The cake is tender and delicious and isn't too sweet.