Spice Cake with Raspberry Filling and Cream Cheese Frosting

The Old World flavor of spice cake is enhanced with juicy raspberries and rich, cream cheese frosting.

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 2 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 16

Ingredients

1
box spice cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
3 1/2
cups powdered sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
cups fresh raspberries
1/4
cup red currant jelly, if desired
Fresh mint leaves, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Spray bottoms and sides of two 8- or 9-inch round cake pans with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 8- or 9-inch rounds. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around side of pans to loosen cakes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3 In medium bowl, beat cream cheese and butter with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Beat in powdered sugar and vanilla.
  • 4 On serving plate, place 1 cake, rounded side down. Spread with 1 cup frosting. Sprinkle 1 cup of the raspberries over frosting. Top with second cake, rounded side up.
  • 5 Frost side and top of cake with remaining frosting. Arrange remaining 1 cup raspberries on top of cake along edge.
  • 6 In 1-quart saucepan, heat jelly over medium heat, stirring constantly, until melted. Brush melted jelly over berries. Garnish with mint leaves. Store covered in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    300
    (
    Calories from Fat
    170),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    19g
    19%
    (Saturated Fat
    8g,
    8%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    70mg
    70%;
    Sodium
    120mg
    120%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    31g
    31%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    28g
    28%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    8%;
    Vitamin C
    4%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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