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Piece of Raspberry Zinger Cake on a white plate

Raspberry Zinger Cake

Moist white cake, smooth filling, a little coconut and a touch of raspberry flavor come together to make this dreamy dessert so so SO good!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Cooling Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 20 pieces



  • 1 box white cake mix + ingredients to prepare
  • 1 3 oz pkg raspberry gelatin divided
  • ¾ c boiling water


  • 5 tablespoon flour
  • 1 c milk
  • ½ c shortening
  • ½ c butter
  • 1 c sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 1 8 oz tub whipped topping
  • 1 c coconut
  • ½ tablespoon water


Make the Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and gather two 9x13" pans.
  • Prepare one pan with cooking spray and line the other pan with parchment paper.
  • Prepare the cake mix according to box instructions and evenly divide the batter between the two pans.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes, or until cakes are done. Poke holes in each cake with a fork.
  • Remove 1 tablespoon raspberry gelatin powder from the bag and set aside. Add the remaining gelatin to the ¾ cup boiling water and stir until dissolved. Brush over both cakes and refrigerate to cool.

Make the Filling

  • In a saucepan, mix flour and milk with a whisk.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until thick; remove from the heat and let cool.
  • In a large bowl (or stand mixer with a whisk attachment), beat the shortening, butter, sugar, salt and vanilla until fluffy.
  • Add the cooled milk mixture and beat until smooth, about 5 minutes.
  • Spread the filling over the cake in the pan (without parchment paper).


  • Place the other cake over the filling, raspberry side down, and remove the parchment paper.
  • Spread the whipped topping on the cake evenly.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the 1 tablespoon raspberry gelatin, ½ tablespoon water and coconut until well-combined and sprinkle it on top.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Keyword cake, layer cake
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