Raspberry- Lemonade Bundt Cake

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Here’s a delicious, summery cake for you > Raspberry- Lemonade Bundt Cake

Raspberry- Lemonade Bundt Cake

I’ve always been a fan of the bundt cake… something about its perfect round shape with a drizzle of frosting down the sides just makes it seem so simplistic and approachable.  It’s a great cake concept in general- all of the batter is poured into a well-greased, rounded pan, then baked, popped out of the pan, and that’s about it.  The shape and imprint of the bundt pan provides decoration all on its own.  Bundts are the bomb.  Or… as my 13 year old often says:  thebombDOTcom.

Make it With a Cake Mix

This recipe comes from Your Cup of Cake blogger Lizzy Early’s new book > Make It With a Cake Mix.  This is a cookbook that is devoted to taking a boxed cake mix to the next level… and combining it with a bunch of other ingredients to make a dessert that is much better than the plain boxed mix.  I’ll give you an idea of what you might find in this book >>

  • Cupcakes (S’Mores Cupcakes, Strawberry- Red Velvet Cupcakes, Double Chocolate- Peanut Butter Cupcakes)
  • Bundt Cakes (Chocolate- Zucchini Bundt Cake, Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake, Orange- Cranberry Bundt Cake)
  • Layered Cakes (Cookie Dough Cake, Chocolate Malt Cake, Andes Mint Cake)
  • Cookies (Cookies and Cream Cookies, Chocolate Crinkles Cookies, Banana Split Cookies)
  • Whoopie Pies (Brownie Cream Whoopie Pies, Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies, Pumpkin- Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies)
  • More (Cake Batter Brownies, Chocolate Waffles, Devil’s Food Rice Krispie Treats)

It’s a good one to have on your cookbook shelf if you enjoy baking… and especially if you enjoy short-cuts 🙂

Raspberry- Lemonade Bundt Cake #recipe

This cake turns out tender and delicious- so summery with the “lemonade” theme and a touch of raspberry.  No one in my family thought it tasted anything like a boxed cake mix, yet the mix was an easy base for the rest of the recipe.  I think the addition of pudding mix helped make this cake extra soft and melt-in-your-mouth yummy.

Raspberry- Lemonade Bundt Cake #recipe - RecipeGirl.com

A very simple, lemony glaze tops it off.  And a sprinkle of raspberries for serving keeps things fresh.  See how pretty bundt cakes turn out?  They’re so easy to cut too.  This one is an especially good dessert to make if you’re in a hurry and you need an easy-but-elegant sort of treat to share with friends.  Believe me, no one will ever know that it all began with a cake mix!

Raspberry- Lemonade Bundt Cake

Yield: 1 bundt cake (maybe 10 slices)

Prep Time:25 min

Cook Time:45min


One box white cake mix
One 3.4 to 3.9-ounce package instant lemon pudding mix
4 large eggs
2/3 cup vegetable or canola oil
2/3 cup milk
zest of one lemon
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
2/3 cup plain yogurt (I used Greek)

1 cup fresh raspberries
3 tablespoons granulated white sugar
3 tablespoons cake batter

2 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 1/3 cups powdered sugar

fresh raspberries for decoration


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F., and spray a bundt pan with nonstick spray or nonstick baking spray with flour.

2. Sift the cake mix into a small bowl to remove any lumps. Add the pudding mix and whisk together.

3. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, oil, milk, zest, juice and yogurt. Add the dry mixture and stir well.

4. To make the raspberry swirl > In a blender, puree the raspberries and sugar. Press through a sieve to remove the seeds and discard. Mix 3 tablespoons of the cake batter with the raspberry juice.

5. Pour 1/2 of the cake batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Pour raspberry swirl over the cake batter and spread around evenly. Spoon the remaining batter over the raspberry layer and spread to cover evenly.

6. Bake 40 to 55 minutes, or until a knife inserted near the center come out clean. Let the cake cool in the pan, then turn out on a cooling rack to cool completely.

7. To make the lemon glaze > In a medium bowl, whisk together the butter, lemon juice and powdered sugar until smooth. Add more powdered sugar to make the glaze thicker or more lemon juice to make it thinner. Pour the glaze decoratively over the cake. Serve with fresh raspberries.

Source:  RecipeGirl.com (adapted slightly and shared with permission from Make It With a Cake Mix by Lizzy Early, Covenant Communications, Inc. - Copyright 2014

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  • Laurie wrote:

    This cake was a big hit!! Very moist and tasted amazing.

  • Mia wrote:

    Was easy. To make, looks just like the picture and tasted gteat

  • Pat Steedly wrote:

    cannot wait to make this wonderful looking cake, yummmm

  • Marla Meridith wrote:

    Such an AMAZING looking bundt cake 🙂

  • Matea wrote:

    Beautiful! I wish I could try a piece right now 🙂

  • Karen @ Sugartown Sweets wrote:

    This bundt IS the bomb! Looks absolutely lovely! 🙂

  • Cookin Canuck wrote:

    That is so pretty, Lori! That ribbon of raspberry makes this the perfect summertime cake.

  • roberta wrote:

    I think I’ll adapt the recipe to a home made cake and pudding as I am staying away from any product w/chemicals, food coloring or not awhole real food! Bet it’s delicious either way!

  • marcie wrote:

    thebombDOTcom…I love it! Raspberry and lemonade sound like a great combination, and I’m a huge fan of bundt cakes. This looks delicious!

  • Karen @ The Food Charlatan wrote:

    Love the giant pile of raspberries in the middle! My kind of dessert 🙂

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet wrote:

    The crumb of this cake looks absolutely amazing! I wish I had a slice right now!

  • Erin | The Law Student’s Wife wrote:

    The bombDOTcomb is right! What a beauty, and yes bundts are just the best. Lizzy’s book sounds like one every kitchen (and dessert lover) could use!

  • dc wrote:

    Looks yummy!! Bundts are great, but you have to have a good pan (not cheap) and grease and flour well or it’s a mess!

  • Tom @ Raise Your Garden wrote:

    This cake looks unbelievable, it certainly was taken to the next level!

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar wrote:

    This looks dreamy!! Love this flavour!

  • Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron wrote:

    I love, love, LOVE her blog and everything she makes! So fun to have a review of her book and this bundt cake looks so refreshing and perfect for summer – love the flavors!

  • sue/the view from great island wrote:

    I just got some wild raspberries and this combination sounds amazing!

  • Librarian Lavender wrote:

    That sounds like a really fun book and the cake looks great!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks wrote:

    I love that river of raspberry running through this cake! And with the glaze, the pudding mix, I know this is one moist amazing cake!