Raspberry Cream Cake.

A couple of months ago we met up with a large portion of our extended family for dinner + dessert.  Dessert is always a highlight at occasions such as this, but this dessert. . .this raspberry confection has been on my mind ever since.  Last week I finally broke down and called our cousin Debie for the recipe.  Friends, this was my first attempt at a big girl cake {in case you're wondering, a big girl cake can have nothing to do with a 9X13 pan} and I was so happy with the results.  It was delicious and pretty. Win-win.  You have to make one.

Raspberry Cream Cake

2 boxes white cake mix (I used Duncan Hines moist deluxe)
2 2/3 c water
6 large egg whites
4 Tbs. melted butter
2 tsp almond extract
2 tsp vanilla extract

Mix and Bake in 2- 9 inch round cake pans at 350 for about 30 minutes.  Let cool and remove from pans.

4 c powdered sugar
4 Tbs soft butter
1 tsp vanilla
10 Tbs heavy cream

Mix powdered sugar, soft butter and vanilla.  Slowly add in cream one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency.  Spread filling over the bottom layer cake and then place the second cake on top.

2 c heavy cream
2/3 c powdered sugar.
12 ounces mashed raspberries

Whip cream and powdered sugar together until stiff.  Fold in raspberries.  Spread over cake.

Once the cake was frosted, I got busy working on the white chocolate curls.  Debie said creating the curls would be a lesson in trial and error.  She was right.  

You'll need a box of Baker's white chocolate squares to begin.  Melt the chocolate in the microwave according to package directions.  Once the chocolate is melted, spread it on a metal baking tray and pop it in the fridge.  When chocolate has firmed up, use a metal spoon or spatula and begin scraping.  If the chocolate flakes instead of curls, the chocolate is too hard.  Just let it warm up a bit on the counter and keep trying.  I also topped my cake with fresh raspberries.

I was so proud I forced Ryan to take a picture of me + my pretty, delicious creation.  For posterity's sake.

p.s. Happy Birthday Rachael!


  1. Yay for big-girl cakes! Last year I made it my mission to make a really for reals beautiful tasty cake for my husband's b-day. It took me 2 days, but it came out perfect. I totally support getting a picture of yourself with a beautiful creation like your cake. ♥

  2. Gah...that's me drooling. I must make this cake!

    Love the picture of you and your big girl cake!

  3. Whaha... love it! How beautiful! Since I became a wife, I have made it a goal to make food a presentation (even just chicken nuggets and french fries!). This is GREAT presentation... and I'm excited to make something other than chocolate cake (although I have to say I make a mean big-girl chocolate cake).

    I may try to find a from-scratch white cake recipe and use the frosting recipe here... I don't use cake mixes ;)

    mmmm... now I am yearning for my kitchenAid mixer ... stuck in storage 2000 miles away :(

  4. WOW, I am drooling and I really want to try this.
    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! Mine probably won't come out looking like yours but i'll do my best.
    Way to graduate to a big girl cake :)

  5. i have that shirt! love it.

    But I love the cake even more. Bookmarking for our next occasion.

  6. That is so beautiful! I am sure it was quite delicious!

  7. Look at you! Is that the cutest picture of you with the cake?! I love it!

    That cake looks sooo good! Yum!

  8. I made your cake and it's wonderful. Thank you!

    cake on my blog

  9. This looks so yummy! Next time I get the urge to make something sweet... this is what I will be making!! thanks a ton for the recipe! :)

  10. Omg, this cake not only sounds amazing but it looks like piece of art!

    Thanks for the recipe, will have to try it :-)

  11. I am going to make this for my daughter's birthday. She has asked for a white raspberry cake for several years and no one has had the nerve to attempt one. I am going to do it, as this looks rather easy and delicious. Do you only use 2 layers since you are using 2 boxes of mix?

  12. Just found your blog through Allie HOopes last night and I love it-- very very inspiring- thanks for sharing! I'm going to attempt this raspberry cake for a party this weekend!