It may be unfortunate that “raspberry” is a term for making a rude noise, but when it comes to the fruit, the only sounds we’re making is “mmm…good.” Raspberries are one of the most intensely flavored members of the berry family and though we mostly see them red, they come in many colors including purple, gold, and black.
Raspberries are also extremely healthy. They one of the highest amounts of fiber of any berries plus they are high in antioxidants, folic acid, and vitamin C.
May 3rd is National Raspberry Popover Day and some say it’s also National Raspberry Tart Day, though that food holiday is also celebrated in August. We say any day is a good day to celebrate raspberries. Check out Be Pretty in Pink With These 15 Desserts With Raspberries and then get ready for 25 more colorful and delicious recipes that will have you cheering for raspberries.
1. Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake
The creamy, dreamy raspberry and white chocolate filling in this gorgeous Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake is marbled on top of a crumbly cookie crust and topped with fresh raspberries. This cheesecake can be enjoyed when it’s thawed or frozen. When frozen, the raspberry mixture will be more like a frozen sorbet, while the white chocolate mixture will take on more of an ice cream like texture. Which route will you take? You’d better make two, so you can experience both!
2. Raspberry Cookie Crumble
Warm and sweet, this Raspberry Cookie Crumble is perfect for when you’re craving a gooey dessert that’ll just melt in your mouth. As if the crumble wasn’t enough, this dish has little bursts of raspberry goodness baked inside that will delight your taste buds.
3. Mini Neapolitan Cakes
Covered in a creamy raspberry frosting, these beautiful Mini Neapolitan Cakes are the perfect way to celebrate a birthday or any day of the week. They consist of two stacked sponge cake layers — one vanilla and one chocolate. The frosting is made with frozen raspberries and creamy coconut milk. These gorgeous cakes will have everyone thinking it’s a special occasion.
4. Lemon Curd Raspberry Cake
Tangy and sweet, this Lemon Curd Raspberry Cake is a perfect companion for a cup of tea. Polenta makes up the majority of this cake’s base. The tofu-based top is creamy and lemony, plus lemon curd is drizzled on top. Best of all, this cake is done in less than an hour from start to finish!
5. Dragonfruit Cheesecake
Three sweet and delicious layers make up this beautiful Dragonfruit Cheesecake. The cashew-based crust is sweetened with dates, shredded coconut, and cinnamon. Lemon cashew cheesecake rests in the middle, and a bright and fruity dragonfruit and raspberry layer sits on top. While each of the three layers has their own distinctive flavor profile, they manage to go perfectly together creating one seriously scrumptious bite.
6. Raspberry Macadamia Brownies
Upon tasting these delicious, fudgy Raspberry Macadamia Brownies you would never expect the main ingredient to be sweet potatoes — but it’s true! Sweet potatoes are great for providing rich and decadent texture to savory dishes as well as sweet ones like these brownies. Raw cacao powder, nut butter, and agave nectar go a long way to make these brownies taste just like the traditional kind, while the raspberries and macadamia nuts add a fresh twist.
7. Lemon Thyme Raspberry Tea Cake
This Lemon Thyme Raspberry Tea Cake is just sweet enough to be a dessert, but not too sweet that you couldn’t enjoy a slice at breakfast. The raspberries add a bit of a tart contrast and the lemon thyme adds an earthy quality. The millet flour adds an almost corn-like flavor and lovely yellow hue, which pairs well with the berries.
8. No-Bake Chocolate Raspberry Coconut Bars
Dark chocolate and a sweet, gooey raspberry filling sit atop a crumbly coconut flour crust in these No-Bake Chocolate Raspberry Coconut Bars. These bars are chewy and soft, and the trio of flavors goes perfectly together. The chill they maintain from being set in the freezer makes them a refreshing and sweet option to go with your cup of tea or coffee.
9. Chocolate Raspberry Truffles
These Chocolate Raspberry Truffles are so easy to make, you’ll want to make them again and again. These sweet date and cashew truffles are mixed with sweet raspberry preserves. Coated in smooth, dark chocolate, and topped with a sprinkle of salt, they’re the perfect treat to gift or to keep for yourself.
10. Raw Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake
Celebrate spring with this gorgeous Raw Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake! It starts with a no-bake crust made from dates and almonds. It’s then topped with a creamy, tart lemon cheesecake filling, followed by a layer of raspberry cheesecake. As a bonus, both layers of this cheesecake are made vibrant through the use of natural food coloring!
11. No-Bake Raspberry Coconut Caves
You’ll go crazy for these No-Bake Raspberry Coconut Caves. Shredded coconut is blended with dates and raw almonds to form a sweet no-bake cookie. A dollop of raspberry cream is then added to each cookie, complementing the nutty coconut flavor. These bite-sized desserts are so easy to make, this recipe may become your new go-to recipe for party treats.
12. Raspberry Macadamia Coconut Chia Pudding
This Raspberry Macadamia Coconut Chia Pudding is so delicious, you won’t even think about how you’re eating superfoods. Coconut chia pudding is layered with creamy macadamia butter, raspberry purée, and fresh berries. This sweet, tangy, and creamy pudding is ideal for breakfast but it also makes a great mid-day (or midnight) snack.
13. Raw White Chocolate Cheesecake
Cacao butter is the star ingredient of this decadent Raw White Chocolate Cheesecake. The melt-in-your-mouth white chocolate filling of this raw cheesecake sits atop a nutty vanilla crust. A garnish of raspberries pairs beautifully with the rich flavors, but cacao nibs, shredded coconut, and lemon zest are other wonderful options for toppings.
14. Raspberry and Macadamia Oreo Tart
In this Raspberry and Macadamia Oreo Tart, a smooth macadamia cheesecake filling is sweetened with fresh raspberries and then poured over a chocolate cookie crust. This dessert strikes the perfect balance between fruity sweetness and decadent chocolatey flavors.
15. Raw Raspberry Cheesecake With a Chocolate Crust
This pastel pink Raw Raspberry Cheesecake With a Chocolate Crust is a wonderful balance of dark chocolate and fresh fruit. The mousse-like cheesecake filling has raspberries throughout, providing vibrant pops of sweet and tart flavors. Don’t wait for a special occasion to make this luscious berry cake — it’s perfect anytime.
16. Raw Coconut and Raspberry Bars With a Chocolate Drizzle
These Raw Coconut and Raspberry Bars With a Chocolate Drizzle are incredible. Layers of raspberry and coconut come together with a dark chocolate drizzle to create a dessert that’s simply decadent. The raspberries not only add that beautiful pink color but a sharp, zesty taste. It’s all topped with dark chocolate and rose petals, just perfect for any special occasion.
17. Raw Raspberry Cream Cheesecake
You won’t be able to get enough of this Raw Raspberry Cream Cheesecake. A creamy layer of vanilla cheesecake sits between a date-and-nut crust and a sweet raspberry layer. This raw dessert has beautiful colors and a sweet, but not too sweet taste. This can be made into one big pie or four smaller ones — perfect for parties. Top each pie with fresh raspberries and mint for an adorable presentation.
18. Triple Layer Raspberry, White Chocolate, and Chocolate Cake Hearts
These Triple Layer Raspberry, White Chocolate, and Chocolate Cake Hearts are a triple threat of deliciousness. A raw almond base is topped with three layers of deliciousness — a rich layer of dark chocolate, a creamy coconut white chocolate layer, and a sweet raspberry layer. Your mouth is probably watering at the very thought of these amazing flavors. Enjoy these adorable heart-shaped treats with fresh strawberries and a dollop of coconut whipped cream.
19. Four Layer Raw Rainbow Ice Cream Cake
Raspberries, avocados, blueberries, and saffron lend their colors and flavors to this show-stopping Four Layer Raw Rainbow Ice Cream Cake. The pastels make it look like something out of a fairytale. As if this cake wasn’t amazing enough, it’s topped with coconut-crusted vanilla bliss balls — mega yum!
20. Pitaya Raspberry Chocolate Popsicles
The weather is getting warmer, but don’t wait to make these Pitaya Raspberry Chocolate Popsicles. What could be better than frozen raspberries dipped into chocolate? Absolutely nothing. The puffed amaranth on top adds crunch and makes them extra adorable. These are so pretty and easy to make, you’ll make them all summer long.
21. Raspberry Chia Seed Parfait
You won’t hit the snooze alarm if you know this Raspberry Chia Seed Parfait is what’s for breakfast. Creamy chia pudding sits atop a layer of sweet and tart raspberry purée. These parfaits are a different, healthy, and delicious way to start your day. Enjoy them with an additional topping of crunchy granola.
22. Baked Raspberry Doughnuts With Chocolate Glaze
Raspberry and chocolate are a match made in heaven and these Baked Raspberry Doughnuts With Chocolate Glaze are the proof. Studded with fresh raspberries and topped with chocolate glaze, these doughnuts are what doughnut dreams are made of. They’re simple to make and they’re baked so you can feel good about having a second one.
23. Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter and Raspberry Chia Jam Cups
When you want a little snack that doesn’t skimp on flavor, these Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter and Raspberry Chia Jam Cups are just the thing. The raspberry chia jam filling in these dessert cups pairs perfectly with the sweet dark chocolate and slightly salty peanut butter. Plus, they’re ready for indulging in 45 minutes! Who doesn’t like that?
24. Chocolate Covered Raspberry Cheesecake
This Chocolate-Covered Raspberry Cheesecake simply melts in your mouth. The filling of this fruity cake is creamy and delicious, with a perfect balance of sweet and tart. Covered in rich chocolate, the beautiful hot pink color really stands out in this show-stopper of a dessert.
25. Hazelnut Mousse With Warm Raspberries
Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse With Warm Raspberries – you will think you’ve died and gone to heaven. Silken tofu is the perfect base for the best chocolate mousse you’ll ever have. It’s dense, yet fluffy, and absolutely decadent. This would be amazing with a generous dollop of coconut whipped cream, too!
Pretty in pink, packed with nutrients, and a delicious combination of tart and sweet, raspberries are a perfect way to make the most beautiful desserts.
Lead image source: Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake