Lemon Raspberry Cake for Two Recipe

    2 Servings


For the Cake Layers:
  • nonstick baking spray
  • 1 1/3 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 5 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 2 large Egg Whites
  • 2 teaspoons Grated Lemon Zest
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Extract
  • 1/2 cup Whole Milk
For the Frosting:
  • 2 large Egg Whites
  • 7 tablespoons Sugar
  • pinch of Sea Salt
  • 13 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lemon Extract
For Assembly :
  • 2/3 cup Raspberry Preserves, Divided
  • 1 cup Fresh Raspberries


To Make the Cakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Spray three 6-inch round cake pans with cooking spray.
  2. In small bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
  4. Add egg whites, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Add lemon zest and extract; mix until just combined. In alternating additions, add milk and flour mixture; beat until just combined.
  6. Divide batter between prepared pans (if scaling, each pan will take approximately 6.9 ounces of batter).
  7. Transfer pans to oven and bake 17 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, rotating pans halfway through.
  8. Transfer pans to cooling rack; let cool 5 minutes before turning cakes out of pans onto rack. Let cakes cool completely before assembling cake.

To Make the Frosting:

  1. In heatproof bowl of standing mixer set over pan of simmering water, combine egg whites, sugar and salt.
  2. Whisk constantly by hand until mixture is warm and sugar has dissolved (when you rub the mixture between your fingertips, it should be completely smooth with no sugar granules still noticeable).
  3. Attach bowl to stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment. Starting on low and gradually increasing speed to medium-high, whisk 8 to 10 minutes or until stiff peaks form, and mixture is completely cool.
  4. With mixer on medium-low speed, add butter 2 tablespoons at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  5. Add extract, beat until just combined.
  6. Switch to paddle attachment; continue beating on low speed 3 to 4 minutes or until frosting is completely smooth, scraping down sides of bowl occasionally.

To Assemble the Cake:

  1. Place one cake layer on turntable or cake stand. Using piping bag, pipe a ring of frosting around outer edge of cake (this frosting ring will hold the preserves inside the cake).
  2. Spoon 1/3 cup preserves into center of ring; gently spread until you have an even layer.
  3. Repeat process with second cake layer.
  4. Place third cake layer on top. Use remaining frosting to thinly frost outside and top of cake. Garnish top of cake with raspberries.


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Author: Lori Yates
  • Cake batter recipe adapted from Wilton.
  • Frosting recipe adapted from Martha Stewart.

  • Recipe Yields: 2 servings
    Prep Time: 50 minutes
    Cook Time: 17 minutes
    Total Time: 67 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 811
Calories 2038

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 101g
  Saturated Fat 64g
Sodium 447mg
Total Carbohydrate 260g
  Dietary Fiber 6g
  Sugars 143g
Protein 18g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.