Penny's Passion: Meyer Lemon Iced Raspberry Yogurt Cake

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Meyer Lemon Iced Raspberry Yogurt Cake

Happy Tuesday morning!  I'm here to share with you a cake and icing recipe I tried this weekend.  With Spring arriving over the weekend (someone forgot to tell the sun to show up), I was looking for a cake recipe that was a little more fruity.  After perusing Pinterest, I found just what I was looking for over at Kitchen Trial and Error ~ this Meyer Lemon Iced Raspberry Yogurt Cake.  Kate from Kitchen Trial and Error comes up with some awesome concoctions.  You should check out her blog.



Let's start with the cake.  I have to admit, it's been a while since I baked a cake that didn't start with "open the box".  This is a true made from scratch creation.  


Here's What You Need

9 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature 
1 cup sugar
3 eggs, separated
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen

Here's What You Do

Preheat the oven to 320 degrees F.  (I know, 320.  Seemed like an odd temp to me.)

Grease two 8" or 9" cake pans.

Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Separate your eggs (yolks in one bowl and whites in another).  Add the egg yolks one at a time, mixing after each one.

Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda and mix until mostly combined.  Add the yogurt and mix until combined again.

In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until medium peaks are formed and fold into the cake batter.

Fold in the raspberries.



Divide the batter evenly between the pans and bake 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Let the cakes cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before flipping them onto a wire rack to finish cooling completely before you spread the mouth-watering lemon icing on them.

Now for the icing.  Side note:  this icing is absolutely delicious.  I plan on using it on other things besides this cake.  I might even entertain the idea of making a batch just to eat straight out of the bowl.

Here's What You Need

8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

zest & juice of 2 Meyer lemons 
pinch of salt
4 cups powdered sugar

Here's What You Do

Cream the cream cheese and butter together until smooth.  

Add the lemon zest, juice and salt.  Mix until combined. 


Slowly add the powdered sugar and mix until combined.  I added a cup at a time.  Mix on medium speed for a couple minutes until light and fluffy.  Kate's tip was if your buttercream is softer than you'd like, you can either add more sugar or chill it for 30 minutes before spreading.


Store the finished cake in the refrigerator.  This dessert has a very fresh flavor and is extremely moist.  Perfect for serving guests.  Enjoy!




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33 comments:

  1. This Looks so good. I love how moist it seems - Looks delicious!

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  2. Meyer lemons are my favorite and this cake looks yummy! I've got to try this one - raspberries, lemon cream cheese frosting - looks heavenly! I would love a piece for breakfast.

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  3. This looks amazing and I love that it is by scratch. My kind of cake. Perfect springtime dessert.

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  4. Whoa baby! THAT looks INSANELY MOIST!! My mouth wants it!

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  5. Oh my goodness, this looks delicious!!!

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  6. Oh my! I am a sucker for lemon cake and it's even better when there are berries involved. Pinning this recipe right now. :)

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  7. Yum! This looks so good! :) I love fruit in dessert.

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  8. Ohhhhh yum yum yum! This looks incredible. Pinned for later, thank you!

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  9. I love Meyer lemons! I also have a pretty big sweet tooth so I am thinking that I would love this cake. It looks yummy.

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  10. This looks really tasty. I can see the crumbles of raspberry in the cakes. This can really be a great dessert.

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  11. That looks gorgeous. I love lemon cakes and the raspberries just make it even better! It looks so moist and tasty.

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  12. This cake looks & sounds so delicious. I'd love to try this yogurt cake. It sounds like something that my kids would love, too!

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  13. This looks so good. This sounds like a really nice spring dessert. I love those flavors!

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  14. Your cake looks so luscious and moist. No wonder the cake plate is almost empty. I think you found a winner! We enjoy a cake with a fruity flair.

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  15. Sharing this on Instagram as my Tuesday Talk/Facebook pick for today! Yummy again!

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  16. I've been drooling and thinking about this cake since you showed us yesterday. I'm pinning this bad boy for a rainy, non paleo, cheat day. Thanks Penny!

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  17. Penny, while I normally am morally opposed to desserts without chocolate (see "Guilty Chocoholic Mama"!), this looks incredible. Pinning to make SOON! :)

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  18. No one told Spring was here but your cake sure did. Love this dessert. Its a nice treat to have for any occasion.

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  19. I would love to try this recipe since I really like raspberry and lemon. I only eat cake if it's very moist and this definitely looks like it is.

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  20. I bet that cake tastes delicious. It looks so tasty and moist, I wish I had a piece right now.

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  21. I bet this cake would taste wonderful chilled. Looks amazing! Can't wait to try it. Thanks for your recipe.

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  22. that looks delicious! I think I can make that. It would be a great Easter dessert.

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  23. Wow. This looks so good and so refreshing. Different than any cake I've had before, I NEED to make this asap! - Jeanine

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  24. Oh yum! This sounds like a VERY tasty recipe! <3

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  25. My mother-in-law loves cakes flavored with lemon and my husband loves raspberry! I think I know what cake to fix for our next get together :D

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  26. All i have to say is this looks absolutely delicious

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  27. You had me with the fresh raspberries. I love the combination of sweet and tart, and the lemon and raspberry totally make this a delicious dessert. Terrific.

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  28. This looks absolutely delicious! You did an amazing job making the lemon iced raspberry yogurt cake. Keep up the great work and save me a slice.

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  29. Yummm... This looks so good! I would love to try this recipe today!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  30. Oh wow this looks amazing - I love how moist and well mouthwatering it looks, I totally need to try this! x

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