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Lemon Raspberry Cake with CakeVase

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My sister is getting married in May.  As her Matron of Honor, I am in responsible for throwing her Bridal Shower (thankfully, two of her besties have stepped up to help me with planning and all that jazz, since I have a new baby in the house).  CakeVase offered to send me a CakeVase for review, and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect, since I’ve been looking at bridal shower cake ideas.

I decided I needed to bake a cake to practice (wink, wink) and was in the mood for lemon cake.  I picked up a Betty Crocker Super Moist cake mix from the grocery, along with some raspberry preserves, lemon pudding, and Cool Whip Frosting.

Lemon Cake

After baking two eight inch rounds (according to package instructions), I stuck them in the fridge to cool, then leveled them both.  I applied a layer of raspberry preserves to the top of one level, then layered lemon pudding on top of that.

Lemon Raspberry Filling

I added the second eight inch round to the top, and then broke out the Cool Whip frosting.

Lemon Cake with Lemon and Raspberry Filling

I slurped a bit of the raspberry preserves on the Cool Whip frosting by accident, but I didn’t really care, since it would soon be covered by flowers. I separated the CakeVase pieces and placed only the smallest round on top of the cake, since I used eight inch rounds.  Then I filled it with water, as per the instructions.

CakeVase on Cake

I’ll admit, I was a bit nervous about pouring water over the top of a freshly baked cake.  I took the advice to only fill the prongs to the top, lest I end up with a waterlogged cake.  LOL.

I had picked up a bouquet of yellow and green flowers, since I thought they would be pretty on the lemon cake.  Boy, was I right!  It was easy to decorate the cake with the CakeVase, I just started in the center and started working my way around.  I used the smaller buds to fill in some holes, and waa la, a beautiful floral cake with CakeVase.

Floral Cake with CakeVase

Mom and Dad came over for dessert, so the floral décor didn’t sit atop the cake for long. The cake didn’t last that long, for that matter.  LOL.

Lemon Cake with Raspberry and Lemon Filling

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What is your favorite cake filling?

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. I have never heard of these. Makes a cake look so so pretty! And you cake looks scrumptious:)

  2. Natalie Russell says:

    I really like fruit or chocolate fillings in cakes! Lemon is perfect!

  3. The cake looks so good. I have never seen the cake vase before, very interesting.

  4. Debby Chandler says:

    yummy looking cake and I’ve never seen a cakevase before.

  5. Debby Chandler says:

    this is so cool! I would love to have one. thanks for the info.

  6. Kathleen says:

    Oh My! That cake looks AWESOME! I just have to make the recipe. Minus the flowers though, I’ve never heard of a cake vase. I am pinning it to make later. Thank you for posting.

  7. Sandy VanHoey says:

    That cake looks awesome, I LOVE it with the flowers and sounds delicious as well….Great job!

  8. Piper Leigh says:

    This looks delicious. My dad loves lemon flavored things, I may just have to give this a try!

  9. This is a great idea 🙂 although I can see how it can be dangerous!

  10. christina moore says:

    yummy looking cake, I may have to try this

  11. Serena Adkins says:

    I love the cake vase idea. Never thought of it. I love baking and hosting baby showers and this would be an awesome idea and great creation. Thanks for sharing. I am practicing on this idea very soon.

  12. Mary Withrow says:

    I really like that cake vase! That cake sounds wonderful and would be fantastic as a breakfast treat without the extra icing! Or frozen with icecream instead of pudding, my head is rolling with ideas, lol

  13. Stephanie G says:

    I love this cake vase, so pretty. cake looks delicious too!

  14. Christina Strapp says:

    This sounds pretty good. Will have to give this a try.

  15. This is a nifty idea, and boy oh boy, this lemon raspberry cake is soo perfect for this time of year. I can’t get enough lemon, and raspberry is my fav. Nice job!