White Chocolate Chip Cake With Raspberry Filling & Lemon Cream Cheese Buttercream

Doesn't this cake sound amazing???
White Chocolate Chip Cake

I haven't baked in f.o.r.e.v.e.r!!! But my SIL's birthday was the other day and I felt strong enough to give it a go! I am sooo glad I did. I searched Pinterest for some flavor ideas.  I know she loves raspberry, so I knew it had to have that in it.  I've made a blueberry lemon cake before and she liked that one too...

So hard to pick! Well, I thought that a light lemon buttercream might be good with raspberry....hmmm. So here goes...

White Chocolate Chip Raspberry Filled Lemon Cream Cheese Buttercream

White Chocolate Chip Cake

I didn't want to make a cake from scratch, no time for that. But... I've doctored up box cake mixes before, so let's give that a go. I usually add a pudding mix to it and that seems to make it pretty good. This time I read, you could replace butter with the oil and add an egg. Sounds interesting... Also, to replace the water with milk and add sour cream. Now this is really getting interesting!!

Why not just do it all and see how it comes out? So that's what I did.

Have you ever had trouble with your chocolate chips sinking to the bottom of the cake? I have. I read that your batter needs to be thick so that they won't sink. I also read that you can "coat" them with flour. Well, my batter was pretty thick! So, I just chopped some of them up to make them smaller. It worked out perfect! Chocolate chips were all through the cake.

Right now, I'm doing a 'Whole 30', so I couldn't taste any of it.  😏   Update... well, I'll be honest... I had 1/8 inch of a slice,  just to verify it was delicious! But now I'm back on track!! If you're interested in that here's a link to check out what I'm doing.
Whole 30 Challenge.

The whole family couldn't wait to dig into it. When my SIL cut into the cake, she was like omg!! These were some of the comments I was hearing... 😊   
"Omg! This is amazing!" 
"Wow, sooo good!" 
"The cake is like poundcake!" 
"Oh, the chocolate chips are so good!" 
"Mmmm....the raspberry filling!"

Sounds like it was a HIT!! 😍 Yay! I really was amazing!!

Raspberry filled Lemon Cream Cheese Buttercream
So, here's the recipe.
print recipe

White Chocolate Chip Cake With Raspberry Filling & Lemon Cream Cheese Buttercream

This cake is so rich and decadent. The combination of flavors is amazing.


White Chocolate Chip Cake
  • 1 box of yellow cake mix
  • 1 small box of white chocolate pudding
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup of butter, softened
  • 1 cup of milk ( I used cashew milk, any milk will probably work)
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • White chocolate chips
Lemon Cream Cheese Buttercream
  • 2 - 8oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 2 lbs. of powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Seedless Raspberry jam


Cake Instructions:
  1. Set oven to 350°. Grease and flour your cake pans. (Tip! Cut a circle of parchment paper to fit in the cake pan. These cakes were hard to get out, this would solve that problem.)
  2. Mix the cake mix and the dry pudding mix together, then add the rest of the ingredients except the white chocolate chips. Mix on low until blended, then on high for 2 minutes. Your batter will be thick. (Optional - I chopped some of the chips into smaller pieces.)Hand blend in the white chocolate chips.
  3. Pour into pans and set the time recommended on the cake mix box.
  4. Test doneness with a toothpick. Toothpick should come out clean with no cake batter on it.
Buttercream Instructions:
  1. Using a mixer, mix cream cheese and butter until well blended. Then add powdered sugar a little at a time until it is completely incorporated. It will be thick, then add vanilla and lemon juice. Mix well.
  1. Place first layer of cake onto cake plate and frost with buttercream. Spread raspberry jam in the center. Add second layer of cake and repeat. Adding last layer of cake and frosting entire top and sides.
Created using The Recipes Generator


  1. Wow Lori, this cake sounds fabulous!! I love anything with raspberry in it. You only had and eighth of a slice? What control! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    1. Thanks, Kitty! I really really wanted more!!! But I just can't! My daughter's wedding is coming up! :)

  2. Hello Lori!
    Happy Mother's Day to you and all of the ladies hosting! I realize that I am a few hours early but I'm glad I stopped by ~ your cake looks delicious! I pinned it to my Yummy! board on Pinterest. Hope you are having a lovely day with your family,
    Barb :)


Comments are awesome! Let me know what you think!