Raspberries are a great fruit to mix up your recipes with and add a sweet and tart fruity taste. Are you wondering what to make with raspberries? Not a lot of dinner recipes come to mind, but desserts? There are plenty.
You can make everything from cakes to cookies and everything in between. Raspberry desserts have no limits, especially when it comes to deliciousness.
Desserts with raspberries can be delightfully sweet, savory, tangy, or a combination of all. That’s why there are a lot of dessert recipes with raspberries to love and, of course, try.
Here are twenty-eight easy raspberry dessert recipes you can try for your next dessert or sweet treat.
1. Chocolate Raspberry Cake
Who doesn’t love a chocolate cake? Topped with raspberries, this cake is simply a chef’s kiss.
Made from scratch, this chocolate raspberry cake will certainly make your mouth water with a delicious combination of a rich, moist chocolate sponge, deliciously sweet chocolate frosting, and fresh raspberry filling.
If you are looking for an excellent balance of sweet and tart, this cake should be on your plate.
2. Raspberry Crumble Bars
Full of taste and texture! Get ready for a mouthful of delight because these raspberry crumble bars do not disappoint.
Soft, buttery, and absolutely scrumptious they are a perfect-size treat. When it comes to desserts with a variety of textures, it can be hit or miss; but the layers in this dessert complement each other well.
While they may be cut in fun-size bars, you might end up eating more than one.
3. Raspberry Crisp
Are you gearing up for some epic summer parties this year? You may want to add the Raspberry Crisp to your party menu.
It is one of those super easy raspberry desserts that you will be able to quickly whip up to the delight of your party attendees.
It does not require a lot of ingredients or steps. Best part? It is vegetarian, so you can set it out to serve everyone.
4. Raspberry Fool
Need a last-minute fruity dessert? Try the Raspberry Fool on for size. It is super fast to make and one of the most simple raspberry desserts.
Quick and easy, it still makes for an elegant dessert that can be great for parties, occasions, or simply just eating at home.
All you essentially need are raspberries, sugar, and cream, and fifteen minutes later, voila! A dessert to tickle your sweet tooth.
Of course, you can jazz it up however you like. Don’t forget your spoon.
5. Raspberry Pretzel Salad
A salad with no greens? Yes, please! The Raspberry Pretzel Salad gives you a savory crunch with a sweet filling and topping. It is a raspberry twist on a strawberry-pretzel salad that is positively delicious.
It may be hard to wait to take a bite while making it, but be sure to let it completely cool so you can enjoy it in its entirety. It may just become a weekend favorite.
6. Raspberry Chocolate Tart
What is smooth and rich with a tart twist? A Raspberry Chocolate Tart.
We are talking a silky rich chocolate ganache over a chocolate Oreo cookie crust.
The fresh raspberries on top bring it all together for a simple and elegant dessert.
Enhance the chocolatey taste with your pick of dark or semi-sweet chocolate or create a unique taste by selecting your favorite baker’s chocolate. And yes, it is vegetarian.
7. Raspberry Sorbet
Looking for a dessert that is cool and sweet? Raspberry sorbet might become one of your go-to frozen raspberry desserts.
It is perfect to chill out with on a hot summer afternoon. Cool off an outdoor picnic or relax by the pool. With only three ingredients it is simple to make and easy to indulge in.
Pair it with your favorite cake, or a flaky chocolate brownie.
Did, we mention that it’s vegan? Well, it totally is! Raspberry Sorbet bowls around!
8. Lemon Raspberry Bars
Lemon Raspberry Bars are the perfect dessert for any occasion. Holiday, event, or summer soiree.
These desserts can find their way from the dessert table to your fingers. They are cute, jammed packed with flavor, and irresistible.
The pink color will draw you in and their size will keep you picking them up.
To make these desserts more fun, add whip cream and garnish with fresh raspberries and lemon zest.
9. Raspberry Pie
Have you been searching through great raspberry desserts in hope of an amazing find? Well, it doesn’t get better than pie!
Settling down after a hot day at home or gathering with friends for a summer dinner.
It is the perfect conclusion to any good meal. Tart, sweet, flaky raspberry pie.
While pies are not easy to make, they sure are fun. Rolling out the dough, cutting pastry, pouring filling, and maybe even taking a sample here or there.
10. Raspberry Cheesecake
Get ready to knock dessert out of the par with a raspberry cheesecake.
With cheesecakes, it is all about the taste and texture. The cheesecake should be rich and flavorful while being smooth on the tongue.
The crust should be firm and solid. The toppings should delight and compliment the cake.
This Raspberry Cheesecake ticks off all three. It will surely be the star player at your next dinner party.
11. Raspberry Muffins
There’s something about the kitchen being filled with mouthwatering scents that makes a home, well, homey.
When the oven is on and something is baking, it’s just as warming and comforting as when it’s all finally done, and you can eat!
Raspberry muffins will give you something to be excited about and zealously anticipate as they bake.
Packed with fresh raspberries and topped with a crunchy streusel topping, it is perfect to pair with your morning warm hot beverage.
12. Raspberry Trifle
Stacked with layers of cake and made to feed plenty of people, this dessert is nothing to be trifled with.
The Raspberry Trifle is a cake, but a cake. Filling a glass bowl (or trifle bowl) with layers of pound cake, filling, and raspberries, and topped to the heart’s desire, the Raspberry Trifle almost presents like a naked cake, yet it’s encased.
It takes a little time, but it’s totally worth it when you have that first bite.
13. Raspberry Cupcakes
A little but mighty dessert, Raspberry Cupcakes pack a punch of raspberry flavor.
They are like little sweet cups of summer, pretty in pink. A cool thing about these cupcakes is that you can freeze them and then just thaw and top them with fresh frosting whenever you’re ready to eat.
If you want to enhance the taste of the frosting, try adding a little bit of lemon zest to taste.
14. Raspberry Fool Martini
Yes, you saw the Raspberry Fool earlier, but now we give you the Raspberry Fool Martini that is adults only.
It is perfect when hosting a cocktail party or just a night with friends. Within fifteen minutes or less you can have an indulgent raspberry treat.
This dessert adds a little twist with raspberry liqueur and Vanilla wafers that add some crunch.
Top your dessert with some flair by adding gold flakes or using a sparkling glass.
15. Raspberry Bars with Oatmeal Crumble Topping
This is a raspberry dessert that is good all year long so it can be your next signature dessert.
You can cook it any time because you can use fresh or frozen raspberries.
Take a bar for a morning treat during the summer. An afternoon snack on a cool spring or fall afternoon. A comforting evening dessert with dark hot chocolate in the winter.
The simplicity and delectableness make it a classic.
16. Raspberry Cobbler
If you’re in need of hot raspberry desserts, a raspberry cobbler might just pick your fancy.
A crispy crust covering a deliciously juicy centre filled with raspberry flavor. You may even want to mix the filling with other berries just to make it burst more with berry flavors.
You can also alternate the light brown sugar with dark brown sugar for a richer taste.
Mix it all up, set it to bake, and don’t forget a scoop of ice cream.
17. Key Lime Cheesecakes with Raspberry Swirls
Maybe you need some raspberry sweets for an event. Were you asked to bring desserts for the potluck?
Be it an office party, daily reunion, or game night, these Key Lime Cheesecakes with Raspberry Swirls can do the trick.
Made bite-size so everyone can try apiece, they will instantly be a hit.
If you want to add a little garnish, try coconut flakes for a tropical and summer feel.
18. Best Ever Chocolate Raspberry Brownies
How many brownies can you stack on a plate because you will not be able to get enough of these decadent chocolate raspberry brownies?
The Best Ever Chocolate Raspberry Brownies go well with vanilla ice cream and dulce de leche ice cream.
It calls for salted butter than can be substituted with unsalted (don’t forget to add a pin of salt) or sweet cream butter or margarine.
Warm them up when you’re ready to eat!
19. White Chocolate Raspberry Blondies
This vegetarian-friendly raspberry dessert might just be the best blonde recipe ever.
Buttery blondies made richly with brown sugar are sweet and so full of flavor that you may not be able to get enough.
The raspberry and white chocolate chips add to the texture of the blondie but those of you nuts about nuts can enhance the texture with macadamia nuts.
These blondies do great with fruity or nutty ice creams.
20. Raspberry Tiramisu
Here is a raspberry dessert for the coffee lovers that are winding down your evening.
It might seem like it would come out heavy, but this dessert is as light as it is flavorful.
Layers of jam, mascarpone, and ladyfingers topped with raspberries and dusted with confectioners’ sugar.
By not being too heavy, it makes for a great dessert after a heavy dinner and pairs well with a strong espresso or Americano.
21. Raspberry Lemon Cookies
Super soft and chewy, grab yourself a glass of milk and get ready to go down on these Raspberry Lemon Cookies.
You can use frozen raspberries to whip up a batch. If you want to add to the richness of these cookies’ flavor, use raw sugar and a bit of dark brown sugar as an alternative to granulated white sugar.
These cookies will go fast because everyone will love them.
22. Raspberry Sweet Rolls
A perfect sweet treat for breakfast, brunch, or dessert.
These rolls are so soft and delectable that you won’t be able to stop eating them. They may just end up being your next guilty pleasure. The cream cheese frosting can be substituted for the classic cinnamon rolls icing or a lemon glaze.
The fun part about these rolls is that by being easily breakable, they can be shared around the table.
23. Raspberry Tart
Roll up your sleeves and break out the flour. It’s time to make some tarts.
A Raspberry Tart. This tart is easy to make and perfectly delicious. From the crust to the filling, there’s nothing about this tart you won’t love.
You can adjust the sweetness levels by taking out some of the sugar from the crust or adding cream cheese to the jam.
Add a bit of delight by garnishing with chocolate curls.
24. Chocolate- Raspberry Whoopie Pies
This dessert will take you back with its sweet raspberry filling sandwiched between chocolate cookies.
You might already have nostalgia for childhood treats.
It’s great to share with family and friends. Make it the center of a snack pile for game night or make a tray all for yourself.
Take these whoopie pies up a notch by adding bits of fresh raspberry to the filling for a delightful fruity taste and texture when you bite in.
25. Raspberry Layer Cake
Nothing says summer like a light fruity cake.
A Raspberry Layer Cake is perfect for your summer dessert line-up. It’s one of those fresh raspberry desserts you’ll want to make over and over again. It’s airy, creamy, and oh, so sweet. Lemon is a great match when it comes to enhancing the raspberry flavor.
Lemon juice or lemongrass sugar syrup is a great alternative to Disaronno liqueur, especially for nut allergies.
26. Lemon Raspberry Cake
Get ready for an explosion of fruity and citrus flavors with this Lemon Raspberry Cake.
A fruit pair made in heaven.
Lemon and raspberry are made for each other! Someone might have to take your fork away.
From the light sponge cake speckled with raspberries, a sweet raspberry filling, and tangy lemon cream cheese frosting, this cake packs a fruity powerhouse punch.
Take your garnishing up a level by freeze-drying lemon slices to decorate with.
27. Raspberry Ice Cream
A simple and sweet cold raspberry dessert that’s not only vegetarian but gluten-free.
You pack full of as many raspberries as you like into your ice cream.
Bump up the flavor profile with drops of lemon or orange juice. Enhance the richness of taste by using whole milk instead of half-and-half.
Eat alone or with your favorite cake. Don’t be afraid to spice up your ice cream with sprinkles, cool whip, and syrup.
27 Easy Raspberry Dessert Recipes
- 1 c graham cracker crumbs
- 3 tbsps sugar
- 1/4 c butter, melted
- 1 package (10 oz) frozen raspberries, thawed
- 1/4 c cold water
- 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
- 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 c sugar
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
- Fresh raspberries and mint
- Combine crumbs, sugar, and butter in a large bowl. Press the mixture evenly onto the bottom of the pan. Bake for 10 minutes at 350⁰ ֯F.
- While the crust bakes, drain raspberries and save the juice. Combine juice, cold water, and gelatin in a small saucepan. Leave it to stand for 5 minutes.
- Cook and stir the gelatin mixture over low heat until gelatin is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes.
- Beat cheese and sugar smooth in a small bowl. To the mixture, add raspberries and the gelatin mixture. Blend thoroughly. Chill until about set.
- Fold in whipped cream. Spread mixture on and over the crust. Let's chill overnight or at least for 6 hours.
- Before serving, remove the sides of the pan and garnish with fresh raspberries and mint.