Raspberry Mascarpone layer cake

Raspberry mascarpone layer cake

This totally over-the-top raspberry and mascarpone layer cake is absolutely scrumptious and covered in the lightest whipped buttercream frosting.
Course Baking, Cake, Dessert
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 10 -12
Author Alida Ryder


for the cake

  • 3 cups cake all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups plain Greek yoghurt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • cups caster sugar
  • juice and zest of 1 lemon

for the filling

  • 1 x 250g approximately 9oz tub mascarpone, room temperature
  • ½ cup whipping heavy cream
  • ¾ cup icing/powdered sugar sifted
  • cups fresh raspberries

for the whipped buttercream frosting

  • 250 g 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 500 g 1lb icing/powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk

for decorating

  • Sprinkles of your choice


  • Pre-heat the oven to 180°c and grease and line two 21cm diameter, 10cm deep cake pans with baking paper.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
  • IN a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Pour the egg and oil mixture into the dry ingredients and mix to combine.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared cake pans and bake for 30-45 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool before turning out onto a wire rack.
  • For the filling, whip the mascarpone until smooth then add the cream and whip until soft peaks form. Add the icing sugar and raspberries and whip until the raspberries are broken up and incorporated. Place in the fridge until ready to assemble.
  • For the buttercream, whip the butter until very pale (approximately 2 minutes) then slowly add the icing sugar.
  • Whip until light and fluffy then add the vanilla and the milk (the milk both thins the buttercream a little and adds to the fluffiness).
  • To assemble the cake, level off any unevenness from the cakes then sandwich together with the whipped raspberry mascarpone filling.
  • Decorate with the buttercream and serve.


For this cake, I doubled this recipe to result in a 4 layer cake.
Preparation time does not include cooling time for the cakes.