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raspberry moscow mule cake on a pink cake stand

Raspberry Moscow Mule Cake

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 480kcal
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.
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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:

  • Preheat your oven to 315 degrees F. Lightly flour a 6 cup bundt cake pan or spray with nonstick spray.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Add the raspberries to the bottom of the bundt cake pan, spreading them out to cover the bottom.
  • Pour the cake batter over the raspberries and smooth out the top.
  • Bake for 75-80 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • 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:

  • 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:

  • In a medium bowl, stir together the powdered sugar and lime juice. Once combined, stir in the lime zest.
  • Enjoy!



Calories: 480kcal | Carbohydrates: 112g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 186mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 106g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.9mg