Lemon Raspberry Bikini Cake, you ask???
Well, for the record this has nothing to do with a low calorie cake, I can assure you. I have heard that these cake that have the frosting on the top & in between all the layers are called “naked” cakes. I hate the word naked. I personally think, a Bikini Cake sounds a whole lot better & cuter, IMO. So I have decided that I will call these cakes, Bikini Cakes.
While I’m clearing up the air…I can also assure you that I would never be caught dead in a bikini.
Because I’ve eaten too many pieces of cake in my life!
I could never make a cake that was pure perfection like you see so many other amazing food bloggers do. I am just not made like that, and thankfully I am okay with it too. This Lemon Raspberry Cake, requires zero perfection or mad skills when it comes to the baking or decorating department. You see, the cake part is from a cakebox, a Lemon one to be exact.
All you need to do is bake the cake like the back of the box requires. (I did use 2 boxes of Ducan Hines Lemon cake)
3 round cakes with leftover batter for a few cupcakes.
I told ya, I am okay with not having mad baking skills!
But I am one that truly believes in having the right priorities, and frosting is truly a priority for me!
I used Glory’s Raspberry ButterCream recipe for my cake. You can get the recipe by heading over here. The only thing I switched up is I made a lemon cake & I added some lemon zest to the frosting. I have been a long fan of Glory’s from Glorious Treats. I had the pleasure of meeting her in real life last year, and she was as sweet & REAL as can be!
There’s something about the time change approaching…Spring arriving very soon…and the taste of lemon that makes me get excited for the new warm & sunny season ahead! My other little trick that I’ll share is buying the raspberries at Costco. Their larger container is the perfect amount for this cake, and to have a few leftovers for cupcakes or yogurt parfaits in the morning. The other plus is that my entire family LOVED this cake – even the boys. Which I know sometimes boys & men don’t like the taste of lemon, but I had zero complaints!
The only part the kids didn’t like was the lemon zest on top. So I sliced a piece for each one of them & then added the zest for me later.
Ok…I am more than ready for Spring with sunny skies with a twist of lemon added to everyday!