Layered Lemon Raspberry Cake

10 slices
45 min

Delicious moist Layered lemon raspberry cake with butter cream and cream cheese frosting

I shared our  Romantic outdoor dinner at home tablescape yesterday and now I am sharing the details of the lemon layered cake! Our Romantic outdoor grilled dinner and dessert turned out so delicious! 

This cake is made using a box mix, pudding, sour cream, lemon water, and 4 eggs. It makes the cake mix rich and moist.

In between each layer I spread raspberry jam and a buttercream and cream cheese lemon frosting. Is your mouth watering yet? 

You can see the slices of cake here with the raspberry jam in between the layers. You don’t need a lot just a small amount to give it a little more flavor. You can see my entire tablescape over on this post.

I served the cake on a wooden slab and surrounded the cake with fresh mint leaves and rosemary from my garden. Adding fresh greens of any type just makes everything look so elegant!The decoration on the top of the cake is a sprig of rosemary, fresh blueberries and a faux peony flower.

Layered Lemon Raspberry Cake
Recipe details
  • 10  slices
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 35 Minutes Total time: 45 min
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To Make cake
  • 1 box Pillsbury vanilla cake mix
  • 1 box Jello instant cheese cake pudding mix 3.4 ounce
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 Cup sour cream
  • 1/2 Cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 Cup lemon water (fresh squeezed lemon mixed with water)
Cream cheese frosting
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • zest of one lemon
  • 3 Tbsp of raspberry jam spread between layers of cake
  • 1-2 Tbsp cream or whole milk Add more or less depending on desired consistency
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 c cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 c butter softened
In a mixer add 3 cups powdered sugar, butter, cream cheese, vanilla and milk or cream and zest from one lemon. Mix until light and fluffy. You can add more milk or cream if it is too stiff or add more powdered sugar if it is too runny.
Removing cakes from pans. Brush off any loose crumbs as best as you can. Cut each layer in half so you end up with four layers.
Spread jam on top of each layer and add frosting on top of each jam layer. Frost sides of the cake, pulling off any extra so that the cake shows through. Frost the top of the cake.
Decoration- Add fresh blueberries and a real or faux peony or flower of choice.
Making the cake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare cake pans with baking spray oil or oil and flour. In a mixer add the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, oil, lemon water and sour cream. Mix well. Pour into prepared pans. Bake for 35 minutes or until cake springs back when touched. Let cool for 15 minutes. Flip cakes out of pans onto aluminum foil. Once cakes are fully cooled, cut each cake in half to make four layers.
Place one layer on cake stand, spread raspberry jam and follow with frosting adding another layer of cake and repeating until top layer. No jam on top layer. Frost entire cake, scraping off sides to look like a naked cake. Top cake with a few fresh blueberries, a sprig of rosemary and a faux flower or real roses (Make sure flowers are not poisinous.)
  • Tip- Place pieces of aluminum foil around base before you place cake so when you frost it does not get on plate.
Karins Kottage
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  • Connie Short Connie Short on Oct 11, 2020

    Looks delicious and your table is beautiful

    • Karins Kottage Karins Kottage on Oct 11, 2020

      Thank you so much Connie! It really turned out even better than I hoped! Both the cake and the tablescape!

  • Ellen Ellen on Oct 13, 2020

    Hi, I think wax paper would work better for keeping the plate clean than aluminum foil would.

    • Karins Kottage Karins Kottage on Oct 13, 2020

      Great idea! I did’t have any at the time but yes wax paper works great!!