Soft, light and moist vanilla layer cake frosted with the most delicious raspberry buttercream. If you ever need a cake to welcome spring, this bright and cheerful vanilla cake with raspberry frosting is it!
Today marks the official start of spring. Well, at least that’s what they say in the news. Never mind that I still wear my parka out. If it’s on TV, it must be true right? Right.
Whatever the weather where you are, you’re sure to have a spring in your step (sorry, couldn’t help it!) after having a slice of this cake. It’s perfect for Easter too. Or Mother’s Day. Or I-Deserve-A-Cake Day (a.k.a. everyday).
This vanilla cake with raspberry frosting makes for a delightful birthday cake too. The cake, once frosted and decorated, looks so bright and happy (who can resist that colour?) and just waiting for a birthday song.
Just so happens it’s my brother’s birthday today so yay! Happy birthday J! Much love xoxo.It’s finally spring! Celebrate with this delicious vanilla cake with raspberry frosting!Click To Tweet
So on to this cake. First the vanilla layers. I like a unique cake as much as the next person (ginger matcha persimmon carrot mocha cake anyone?) but I always go back to the classics. Like chocolate, lemon and, of course, vanilla.
We probably all grew up having a vanilla cake on one of our birthdays and I just love the simplicity of it.
For the frosting, I used ready-made raspberry jam. It had seeds in it but that didn’t bother me one bit. Of course, you can opt for a seedless jam.
Also, you can make your own. I bet that would be incredible.Have a slice of this very vanilla cake frosted with the most delicious raspberry buttercream!Click To Tweet
Vanilla cake with raspberry frosting
Whatever you choose, the result of these two components together is a cake that’s bursting with flavour. The vanilla and the raspberry complement each other so well. The frosting does not bring down the lightness of the vanilla cake. The vanilla flavour does not get overpowered by the raspberry frosting.
It’s not overwhelmingly sweet either (and I’m not just saying that so I can eat more than 1 slice at a time). Perfect with coffee, tea or, you know, just because.
So whatever you’re celebrating, add this vanilla cake with raspberry frosting to your spread. It’s delicious, bright, light and just all-around cheerful.
Did you make this vanilla cake with raspberry frosting? What were you celebrating? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.
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