Amazing White Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake Recipe

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White Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake . . . this cake is beyond scrumptious! It’s dense and moist and has a beautiful raspberry swirl in the middle. The raspberry cream cheese frosting is so delicious you could eat it by the spoonful. 

If you want to get extra fancy, you could serve this cake with Vanilla Raspberry Ice Cream or White Chocolate Raspberry Swirl Ice Cream

Raspberry Bundt Cake with raspberry cream cheese frostingWhite Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake

Trust me when I say that you must make this White Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake! Not only is it beautiful to serve, it is tender and full of raspberry flavor. And don’t get me started on the raspberry cream cheese frosting. . . .

I’m ashamed to admit that I have made this cake four times, and it took the fourth try before we could refrain from devouring it long enough for me to take photos. Yes, it’s that good. I got the idea for the cake from my friend Brooke at All Things Thrifty.

white chocolate raspberry bundt cake with raspberry cream cheese frosting recipe collage

Brooke’s recipe starts with a cake mix, and it was great, but I could taste the “cake mix” taste. I know I’m probably the only one, but I don’t love the flavor of white and yellow cake mix cakes.

But the cake was so yummy that I knew it had potential. I went to work making a scratch raspberry bundt cake.

raspberry bundt cake with raspberry frosting on a white cake stand
Thankfully it only took a couple tries to get it just perfect. And by perfect I mean so good that even though you’re stuffed, you want just one more bite. So good that you wish you were all alone so you could lick your plate without anyone judging you. That good.

The cake of course is phenomenal, but then there’s the frosting. Oh the frosting. It is luscious. And it makes plenty, so feel free to sneak a spoonful. How can you not?

slice of raspberry swirl bundt cake on a white plate
raspberry Bundt cake sliced on a white cake stand

And just so you know, right after I took the photo above, I bumped into my cake plate and sent the whole cake toppling over. By some small miracle, I was able to save it before it rolled off the counter and onto the floor. It was pretty mangled, but we ate it anyway.

Because a cake this good has to be eaten, even if it has been broken into pieces and the frosting happens to be at the bottom instead of at the top. (Sure wish I would have taken a photo so you could see how things really are at my house sometimes.)

Now go, run, and make this cake. But don’t run too fast, you don’t want to knock it off its cake stand. LOL!

slice of raspberry bundt cake on a plate with fresh raspberries

How to make Raspberry Bundt Cake:

Start off by melting your white chocolate, then just set it aside. Whisk together the dry ingredients, then add the buttermilk, butter, applesauce, eggs, and extracts. Beat with a hand mixer till very smooth.

Place about a third of the batter in a small bowl and stir in raspberries and a tablespoon of flour. Into the remaining batter, stir in the melted chocolate.

Spread about a third of the white batter into a prepared Bundt pan. Place the pink batter over the top. Spread the remaining white batter over the top, then swirl everything with a knife.

Bake the cake at 350° for about 50 minutes, then cool on a cooling rack. 

When the cake is cooled, beat all the frosting ingredients till smooth and creamy, and spread over the cake. 

Heavenly I tell you!

close up of slice of raspberry bundt cake with fresh raspberries
Supplies used to make this Bundt cake:

 

White Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake Recipe

Yield: 16 servings

Raspberry Bundt Cake

Raspberry Bundt Cake
Scrumptious made from scratch White Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake with raspberry cream cheese frosting.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 cup chopped white chocolate (or white chocolate chips)
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 Tbsp flour

Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 6 oz cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 6 Tbsp soft butter
  • dash salt
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1-2 Tbsp raspberries
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Grease and flour a Bundt pan (I spray mine with Baker's Joy). Set aside and preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Melt the 1 cup of white chocolate in a glass bowl in the microwave at half power, stirring every 30 seconds. Set aside to cool.
  3. Whisk together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and soda in a large mixing bowl. Add buttermilk, butter, applesauce, eggs, and extracts. Beat for 2-3 minutes with an electric mixer till smooth.
  4. Pour about one third of the batter into a small bowl. Stir in the raspberries and the 1 tablespoon of flour. Add the melted chocolate to the remaining white batter.
  5. Spread 1/3 of the white batter into the bottom of the Bundt pan. Spoon the pink batter over that. Add the remaining white batter. Swirl with a butter knife or the handle of a spoon.
  6. Bake at 350° for about 45-50 minutes. Let cool 5-10 minutes in the pan, then invert onto a cooling rack. Cool completely, then frost with Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting.
  7. For frosting, beat cream cheese till smooth. Beat in butter, salt, vanilla, and raspberries. Add enough powdered sugar to make a creamy frosting.

Notes

If you use frozen berries, start with the 1 Tbsp in the frosting, because they are more juicy.

 

Looking for more tasty recipes using raspberries? Here ya go!

White Chocolate Raspberry Scones
Chocolate Chip Raspberry Banana Bread
Raspberry Sweet Rolls

 


Comments

  1. So did the sour cream, extra egg, & extra baking powder make a difference?

  2. Meagan Anthony says

    I just made this recipe, however it came out so dense. Any suggestions?

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