Raspberry Moscow Mule Cake (Raspberry Cake with Ginger Beer)

RASPBERRY CAKE makes life a little bit sweeter! This cake is inspired by one of my fave drinks, the Moscow Mule. It’s made with fresh raspberries, ginger beer, a raspberry moscow mule simple syrup, and a fresh lime glaze. YUM!

gif of a woman's hand pouring lime glaze over a raspberry cake

Moscow Mule Raspberry Cake

This Raspberry Cake is made with fresh raspberries, ginger beer, and topped with a lime glaze. Inspired by the classic Moscow Mule, this homemade cake is absolutely delicious!

This Raspberry Moscow Mule Cake is epic for a couple reasons. To start, it’s my very FIRST cake I’ve ever baked from scratch! YOU GUYS. I know I’m 34 and I should have baked a cake from scratch before…but I haven’t. I’ve been concentrating on learning all the cheesy easy recipes and kinda skimped on the baking. But now I’m hooked, and I can’t wait to start baking more stuff (like brownies from scratch).

The other epic thing about this raspberry cake is how EASY it is to make! Plus it’s delicious, full of flavor, and kinda pretty if I do say so myself. Is there anything more festive than a fun and bright Raspberry Cake inspired by a classic cocktail? I don’t think so!

I just love the flavors of this cake: raspberry, ginger beer, lime….it tastes sooo good and it has that super fresh flavor from the fresh berries. You’re going to love this cake!

This Raspberry Cake inspired by the Moscow Mule has the perfect mix of flavors. Raspberries, ginger beer, and topped with a fresh lime glaze. Easy enough to bake from scratch!


This RASPBERRY MOSCOW MULE CAKE makes life a little bit sweeter! Made with fresh raspberries, ginger beer, raspberry moscow mule simple syrup, and fresh lime glaze! YUM!

A raspberry cake on a pink cake stand next to a bowl of raspberries

Best Ginger Beer for Moscow Mule Cake

The secret ingredient that makes this Moscow Mule inspired Raspberry Cake EXTRA moist and amazing is my favorite, Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer. YOU GUYS…I am OBSESSED with this stuff. (You might remember my Garlic Ginger Pulled Pork and Moscow Mule Mimosas from earlier in the year!) Crabbie’s originated in Edinburgh, Scotland with a rich history that dates back to 1801. It has recently made its way to the States, and I couldn’t be more excited. Obviously, I love to drink it.

It’s the perfect combination of crisp and refreshing; made from a secret recipe of four special ingredients and natural ginger that is cold-steeped for up to six weeks! I love that it’s not too sweet, making it the absolute best ingredient for cocktails OR cooking! You can find more recipe ideas and of course where to buy near you HERE. The other thing that’s great is that it comes in FLAVORS! I used the Scottish Raspberry flavor for this Raspberry Moscow Mule Cake and OMG! It is so perfectly tart. I’m Obsessed.

3 bottles of ginger beer

Photo collage: raspberry cake on a pink cake stand

raspberry moscow mule cake topped with lime glaze

Raspberry Cake made with Ginger Beer

I just love how this raspberry cake bakes up fluffy and perfect every time. If I can do it, you can do it too! TRUST ME. I have cake anxiety, but this cake made me PROUD! I modeled it after my girl Jocelyn’s Blood Orange Mimosa Cake from her ridiculously amazing book, Grandbaby Cakes! I changed a bunch of things around to make this a Raspberry Moscow Mule cake versus the Blood Orange Mimosa, but I used her cake as a template. She’s a genius so we are all in good hands! Thanks lady!

Raspberry cake on a pink cake stand, with a single slice taken out

A slice of raspberry cake topped with cream and raspberries, on a white plate with two forks

I hope you love this festive Raspberry Moscow Mule Cake as much as we do. I hope it makes you proud to bake it from scratch. I loved making this raspberry cake without a box, and I hope you love it as much as I do. It’s the perfect dessert!

See the recipe card below for details on how to make this Moscow Mule Raspberry Cake. Enjoy!

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5 from 1 vote
Raspberry Moscow Mule Cake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

RASPBERRY CAKE makes life a little bit sweeter! This cake is inspired by one of my fave drinks, the Moscow Mule. It's made with fresh raspberries, ginger beer, a raspberry moscow mule simple syrup, and a fresh lime glaze.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: moscow mule, raspberry cake
Author: Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie
For the Cake
  • 1 ½ cups 3 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 ¾ cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs room temperature
  • 3 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Crabbie's Scottish Raspberry Ginger Beer
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries
For the Simple Syrup
  • ½ cup Crabbie's Scottish Raspberry Ginger Beer
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
For the Fresh Lime Glaze
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • zest from one lime
To Make the Cake:
  1. Preheat your oven to 315 degrees F. Lightly flour a 6 cup bundt cake pan or spray with nonstick spray.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, use the paddle attachment to combine the sugar and butter. Cream together for 5-7 minutes or until the butter is pale and fluffy.
  3. Add in the eggs, one at a time. Mix for about 30 seconds in between one egg. You may need to scrape down the sides in between eggs as well. Add in the vanilla and salt.
  4. Reduce the speed to just above low and add the flour in one cup at a time. Once combined (be careful not to over mix), add in the ginger beer slowly so it doesn't splash up. Turn off the mixer and set aside.
  5. Add the raspberries to the bottom of the bundt cake pan, spreading them out to cover the bottom.
  6. Pour the cake batter over the raspberries and smooth out the top.
  7. Bake for 75-80 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  8. Allow the cake to cool for at least 10 minutes. One the cake is cooled, transfer to a plate and set aside. Once cooled to room temperature, poke all over with a fork. Pour the simple syrup over the cake, the more the better! Then pour on the lime glaze. Top with fresh whipped cream and strawberries to serve. Enjoy! (see below for how to make simple syrup and glaze)
For Simple Syrup:
  1. Heat a small sauce pan over medium high heat. Add in the ginger beer, sugar, and lime juice, stir to combine. Allow the mixture to come to a light boil and then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 5-7 minutes or until the syrup is slightly reduced.
For Lime Glaze:
  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the powdered sugar and lime juice. Once combined, stir in the lime zest.
  2. Enjoy!

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Kelly @ Nosh and Nourish
This is amazing. Epic. Beautiful. Creative. Shall I go on? OK, I will... I love this cake and can't wait to find me some Crabbie's so I can bake one right up. <3
    Becky Hardin
    You are much too sweet! Thanks so much, means SO much to me to hear that :)
Katerina @ diethood .com
This bundt cake is absolutely stunning!! I can't wait to try it!! :)
Michelle De La Cerda
Well, this looks fabulous! Plus I am a big fan of raspberries.
I can't believe this is your first cake baked from scratch!! Looks amazing!! Love that you infused it with both fresh raspberries and raspberry flavored beer! Cut me a slice!!
I have to find some of that ginger beer and give it a try! YUM! This cake looks amazing too!
Renee - Kudos Kitchen
I love a good Moscow mule, so I know I would love a Moscow mule in cake form! This looks wonderful!
Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen
Saw this video on social media the other day and had to stop by and comment. This cake looks and sounds amazing!! Raspberries are the best, and I bet the lime glaze pairs perfectly.
This really looks great ! definitely on my to do list for next weekend. Thank you. I will be back:-)
eat good 4 life
Oh boy, this is what I need today while I study. I big piece of moscow mule cake! It looks terrific!
I love moscow mules! I need to have this cake !
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