What would you say if I tell you that making Raspberry Cake from scratch is super easy? Just 10 ingredients and 10 minutes of active preparation time. Moist and soft. With video.
I can’t say how much I love summer.
When the days are getting longer (actually they are getting shorter again…), I’m in a much better mood. Do you feel the same?
Although I love summer since ever, there was something I didn’t love at all when it was the time around May-July. My allergy. Grass pollen allergy.
It is absolutely not funny when you suffer from grass pollen allergy. Your nose is running and itching, and the throat is itching either. And the eyes! Absolutely horror when wearing contact lenses as I do.
But wearing glasses is almost impossible for me. My glasses are so heavy that the back of my nose is hurting when I wear them. In fact, I’m a mole. I have -7.5 and -7.75 diopter.
This year is the first year since I was a teen, that I don’t need to take any drugs for my allergy. I cured it on my own. Naturally. With bee polls. If you have a grass pollen allergy and are fed up taking drugs, I highly recommend reading about bee polls.
Mario and I are the living proof that you can cure a grass pollen allergy with bee polls. We take them for one year, and this allergy season, we feel almost nothing. Sometimes we have to sneeze one time, and that’s it.
It is so nice to sit in the garden and to watch the bees and the butterflies flying around the flowers. I’m able to enjoy my garden without any allergy reactions. Maybe this is the reason why I’m full of energy and in such a good mood. Or this super easy Raspberry Cake is the reason why I could do the happy dance all day long. In fact, this cake is the perfect summer cake!
Easy recipes are popular among beginners and advanced baker and also perfectly suitable for lazy baking days.
This Raspberry Cake recipe is super easy to follow. Just 10 ingredients and 10 minutes active preparation time. Very little to wash afterward. Yayyy.
The ingredients are also very basic. Flour, baking powder, salt. Then butter, granulated white sugar, eggs, a bit of sour cream, and vanilla. In the end, there is milk and raspberries of course.
Adding sour cream to a cake makes the cake great in taste and consistency.
The sour cream adds a fresh taste to the cake and is a perfect combination with the raspberries. It’s light and not overly sweet. A perfect summer cake!
Sour cream also adds some extra moisture to the cake. This makes the cake moist and soft.
The cake itself has a lovely vanilla taste and is not overly dominating. The raspberries are definitely the stars in this cake.
To prevent the raspberries from sinking to the ground, flour them just before you fold them into the batter.
Spoon the raspberries into the batter without any excess flour. Otherwise, the cake has too much flour and gets dry.
As you can see, I made a simple 9″ Raspberry Cake without any frosting. I love the simplicity of this cake. Just a soft and moist vanilla cake with a fresh taste and loaded with raspberries.
Before serving, dust with powdered sugar, or top with whipped cream, put some additional raspberries on top, or eat with ice cream, cream cheese frosting, chocolate drizzle, and so on, and so on. It’s up to your preference.
This easy Raspberry Cake recipe from scratch is
- super easy to make
- prepared in 10 minutes with 10 ingredients
- the perfect summer cake
- soft and moist
- lovely in taste
Do you already know your topping of choice? I recommend just a bit of powdered sugar and fresh raspberries on top.
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This flavorful, fresh raspberry cake is super moist and drool-worthy. All you need is 10 ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time. Your friends and family will rave about how delicious this raspberry cake recipe is.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled (240g)
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (113g)
- 3/4 cup granulated white sugar (150g)
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup sour cream (60g)
- 2 vanilla beans* (or 2 tsp vanilla extract)
- 1/2 cup milk (120ml)
- 1 1/2 cups raspberries (225g)
- 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350°F / 175°C. Line the bottom and the sides of a 9" (23cm) springform pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large bowl combine 2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt and stir to combine. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl with a stand or handheld mixer fitted with a whisk or paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar until creamy for about 2-3 minutes. Add 1 egg at the time and mix until incorporated. Add sour cream and vanilla* and stir to combine. Alternately add dry ingredients and milk, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Stir just until combined. Set aside.
Place raspberries and 2 tbsp flour in a bowl and stir with a spoon to combine until the raspberries are fully covered with flour.
Transfer raspberries to the batter without the excess flour in the bowl. Fold in with a spatula or wooden spoon carefully. Transfer to the prepared baking pan and bake for about 32-36 minutes or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean. I baked mine for 34 minutes. Let cool to room temperature.
Before serving, sprinkle with powdered sugar, top with whipping cream, or fresh raspberries, to your preference. Store leftovers in the fridge up to 1 day.
This raspberry cake recipe can also be made with other fruits. Either substitute them completely or do a mix of fruit. Just don't add more than a total of 1 1/2 cups (225g) of fruit total. Consider these options:
- You can also use parchment paper layered 8" pan; you will need to adjust baking time about 10 minutes longer.
- Use ripe, fresh raspberries for best results when making this easy cake recipe.
- Always use fresh eggs when baking this dessert cake for best results.
*First, cut off the straight end of the vanilla bean. Then place the tip of your knife below the curled end and cut the vanilla bean through the middle of the bean lengthwise with a sharp knife. Although you don't need to cut it all the way through, it's ok when you do so. Then open the vanilla bean and scrape out the flavorful seeds with the back of your knife. Just use the seeds.