A light, moist, buttery and tangy lemon raspberry cake! Bakes beautifully as muffins and cupcakes too. A perfect sweet treat for any time of day.
I often find bucket loads of reasons to cook something, bake something, eat something. Is this necessarily a bad thing? I’d like to think not, especially when these lead to something indelibly good in the end. Like this light, moist and buttery lemon raspberry cake.
You’ll be teased by the sweet and sour taste notes in a lemon raspberry cake, making this a refreshingly tangy treat.
This is also good as muffins or cupcakes. So if you’re thinking of what you could feed your kids for breakfast or pack in their lunch boxes, I think nothing is a better pick-me-up for kids than citrus fruit in sweet mouthfuls.
I just happen to love loaf shapes, so I used a bread loaf pan to bake my lemon raspberry cake. My bread loaf pan is smaller than a regular cake loaf pan, so I get a taller loaf cake, which is how I prefer it.
You can substitute the raspberries for whatever berries you fancy. Blueberries, blackberries, deep reds of cranberries or bright reds of strawberries, or even a mix of assorted berries.
The original Williams-Sonoma recipe makes a super lemony cake. With lemon syrup that’s brushed onto the cake, and with a sweet lemon glaze that’s generously drizzled over the top.
I’ve omitted the syrup and glaze, but not because I wouldn’t enjoy it. On the contrary, I’m sure it would give this cake that extra tangy zing and a delightful sugar-crusted topping.
But I have found over time that if I want my cakes eaten up, they’re better off without any glazes or frostings. At least in my household of one other who loves his snacks and treats simple and sweet, nothing too over-the-top.
Plus, it’ll likely help me keep a couple of inches off my waistline too!
Here are more awesome sweets to inspire your next bake:
- Lady Bird’s Famous Lemon Cake
- Super Moist Rum & Raisin Banana Bread
- Pound Cake – An Indulgence You’ll More than Love
- Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Streusel Topping
- Sweet Buttery Nectarine Torte Topped with Walnuts
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