I love lemons and I love raspberries. In fact, my grandmother and I always shared this love. Whether we were enjoying a Meyer lemon fresh off her trees or picking raspberries together or just eating a tasty lemon cake, we savored the moment together. I will always remember her when I bite into a tasty raspberry. These days, my daughter and I do a lot of baking together and I think it is such a great bonding time. Here is a favorite treat of ours and I hope you enjoy this Lemon Raspberry Bundt Cake Recipe as much as we do! While it is still a dessert treat, it has a lot of healthy ingredients so you don’t have to feel guilty when you bite into this moist lemon cake.
Delicious Healthier Baking Choices
Interested in healthy bundt cake recipes? I love using healthy ingredients in recipes whenever I can. I am still a sucker for desserts but I feel better about eating desserts when I make healthier substitutions. Substituting or adding in whole grains is one way that I do this when I am baking. I also use coconut oil in place of butter when I bake because it has health benefits. So when Nutiva, the world’s leading brand of non-GMO organic superfoods, offered to provide a few products for review, I said, “Sure thing!”
I was already familiar with Nutiva’s high quality coconut oil (it has so many uses) but I needed some more so they sent along a jar for me to try in my recipes. They also provided a bag of hemp seed. I was unfamiliar using hemp seed in baking but had heard good things. Itis one of the latest superfoods that provides protein, omega-fatty acids and fiber. Nutiva did provide the sample to facilitate review. I received no monetary compensation and the opinions expressed are my own. I decided to use both of these Nutiva products to make a healthier lemon raspberry bundt cake recipe. If you want to check out Nutiva products for yourself, visit Nutiva.com
Delicious Lemon Raspberry Bundt Cake Recipe
Healthier Lemon Raspberry Bundt Cake Ingredients:
- 1 cup of organic coconut oil, at room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups of organic cane sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3 tbsp of fresh lemon zest
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp of lemon juice (or 2 tsp of lemon extract)
- 3 cups of all purpose flour
- 2 tsp of baking powder
- 1/2 tsp of baking soda
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- 1 1/2 tbsp organic raw shelled hemp seed
- 1 1/2 tbsp of ground flax seed
- 3/4 cup of organic milk
- 1 package of raspberries (about 1 cup)
How To Make Lemon Raspberry Bundt Cake:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Combine the coconut oil and sugar in a large mixing bowl. My daughter is helping me with that in the photo above (if your child is helping you make sure to supervise the whole time and use appropriate safety precautions). Next add in the lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla and mix well. Beat the 2 eggs in a small bowl and then add them to the wet mixture in the large mixing bowl and mix well again.
Combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, hemp, flax seed) in a separate bowl).
Add about 1/2 of the dry ingredients to the large wet mixing bowl and beat well. Add half of the milk to the batter and beat well. Then add your last half of the dry ingredients to the batter and mix along with the last half of the milk.
For the final step, stir in the whole fresh raspberries just enough to mix them in but not break them up too much.
Pour cake batter into prepared pan. I used a bundt cake pan that had been greased with coconut oil.
Bake for 40-45 minutes until lightly golden brown.
Allow to cool for about 10 minutes and then flip bundt pan over and tap the cake out onto a cooling rack or serving plate.
Now just slice and enjoy your lemon raspberry cake! You can serve with a few fresh berries on the side if you like. You can even add a sweet lemon glaze but I skipped that in effort to keep this a healthy option.
This healthier lemon raspberry bundt cake recipe was delicious just like that. If you want to be a little naughtier though, you could always make a lemon glaze with some lemon juice and powered sugar and pour it on top. I resisted the urge but you could, just saying!
Printable Recipe Card For Lemon Raspberry Bundt Cake
I love this lemon raspberry bundt cake. It is decadent enough for dessert and guilt free enough for breakfast! This simple bundt cake is also perfect for special occasions any time of the year.
Do you think you will try this healthier lemon raspberry bundt cake recipe? If you do, share a picture with #familyfocusblog and tell me what you think! What are your favorite bundt cake recipes?