26 Raspberry Desserts That Are Perfectly Tart-Sweet, from No-Bake Cheesecake to Whoopie Pies

Sure, strawberries are sugary and juicy; blueberries have a certain summery charm. But our sights are set on raspberries, which are sweet-tart, succulent and worthy of eating an entire pint in one sitting. The berry also makes an excellent addition to some of our favorite treats, from lemon-raspberry whoopie pies to PB&J blondies with a scarlet swirl of fruity jam. Here, 26 raspberry desserts to savor all year long.

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1. Bite-size Almond Raspberry Spoon Cakes

Aside from being über-cute, these tiny cakes come together with just a whisk and a single bowl. And since they’re so small, they bake up in just 15 minutes. Take that, layer cake.

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2. Blueberry, Blackberry And Raspberry Soufflés

The soufflé is something you think you should know how to make (you’re a capital-A adult, after all), but here, intimidating is an understatement. No worries: With a delicate touch, success is within reach.

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3. Raspberry Prosecco Ice Pops

Anyone who says ice pops are for kids has obviously never tried these, which are basically fruity frozen cocktails on a stick. Serve a batch at brunch and you’ll never go back to bottomless mimosas.

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4. Chocolate Raspberry Fool

These decadent cups are deceptively elegant—no one will ever guess that they take 25 minutes to make, start to finish. Seriously, if you can make whipped cream, you can make this dessert.

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5. Lemon-raspberry Whoopie Pies

Raspberry on its own is lovely. Raspberry paired with mouth-puckering lemon? Out-of-this-world delicious. Since these tender cakes (er, pies) transport well, they make a great picnic or lunchbox treat.

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6. No-bake Cheesecake With Raspberry Compote

You’re in charge of dessert, but you can’t be bothered with turning on the oven. You’re in luck, because the press-in crust, cream cheese filling and simple compote of this cheesecake will never give you away.

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7. Raspberry Crepe Cake

This stunner may look like an intense baking project, but it couldn’t be simpler to assemble. You know how to make pancakes, right? Good.

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8. Big Raspberry-rye Cookies

These humble-looking cookies are harboring a secret: There’s an entire bag of freeze-dried raspberries in there. Paired with the earthy rye flour, they bake up crisp, golden and vibrating with tart-sweet berry intensity.

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9. Raspberry Choux Puffs

Whether you want to feel like a Parisian pâtissier or an extra in the latest Wes Anderson movie, these whimsical pastries have your name on them. The recipe is a bit involved, but the results are so worth the effort.

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10. Blackberry-raspberry Skillet Cobbler

The thing about raspberry desserts is that they’re always welcome to guest appearances from other berries. Here, earthy blackberries balance the intensity of the raspberries and add a gorgeous plummy hue.

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11. Raspberry Ice Cream

Newsflash: You don’t need a fancy ice cream maker to create fluffy, creamy ice cream at home. The shortcut? Whipped cream, of course.

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12. Berries And Cream Cookies

Bye, food coloring. These chewy cookies get their pretty pink color from crushed, freeze-dried raspberries, which also add plenty of tart, fruity flavor to the dough.

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13. Berry Galette

Those farmers market raspberries deserve better than to be tossed in your next smoothie. This free-form pie is honestly just as easy to make, but so much more impressive (not to mention delish).

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14. Lemon-berry Sheet Pan Trifle

Forget what you know about this old-school British dessert. We took it from kinda stuffy to totally modern by ditching the usual bowl and tossing it all together on a sheet pan. Now, where’s our spoon?

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15. Jammy Shortbread Bars

Buttery brown sugar shortbread, tart raspberry jam and creamy vanilla frosting combine to make a dessert that’s as special as it is simple to make. Keep the layers thin and you’ll be able to stack the bars for lunchbox treats.

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16. No-bake Berry Tiramisu

We know, we know. Tiramisu is typically a coffee dessert. But when the berries are in abundance, why not flip the script? It doesn’t even require turning on your oven.

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17. Raspberry Beet Tart With Oat Walnut Crust

Thanks to steamed beets (sneaky!) and plenty of fresh raspberries, this tart is bright pink and sweet but not too sweet.

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18. Peanut Butter Cream Pie With Raspberry Meringue

This masterpiece may seem like a major undertaking, but know that you can make the dough—and even bake and fill the pie—ahead. Just snap a picture before you gobble it up.

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19. Pink Lemonade Bars

Mouth-puckering and buttery, these bars are laced with raspberry purée to tame the sour citrus and add a blush pink tint.

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20. Dessert Nachos

You already love starting a meal with the savory kind, so why not end a meal with a plateful of this sweet version? Yep, we went there.

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21. Eggnog Custard With Raspberry Jam

We see that half-empty carton of eggnog lingering in the fridge. Instead of letting it go to waste, put it to good use in this silky-smooth and festive custard.

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22. Ombré Ice Cream Cake

Technically, you can use any flavor of ice cream or sorbet you like. Our favorites? Vanilla, strawberry and not one, but two kinds of raspberry.

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23. Lemon-raspberry Pavlova

Lighter than a traditional cake but just as impressive to look at, this meringue-based dessert gets its flavor from lemon curd and raspberry jam. Bonus, it’s naturally gluten free.

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24. Chewy Tri-color Sugar Cookies

These cuties were inspired by those layered, rainbow-bright cookies in every Italian bakery case. They’re flavored with matcha, almond and raspberry, but you can use any combination of ingredients (like cocoa powder or sesame paste).

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25. Peanut Butter And Jelly Blondies

These are the chewy, sugary bars of our grade-school dreams. Piping the jam on top is the key to getting a good swirl—use a Ziploc bag with one corned snipped if you don’t have a pastry bag handy.

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26. Raspberry White Chocolate Bûche De Noël

Behold, the sweetest Christmas Yule log we’ve ever seen. (C’mon, just try not to squeal at those itty-bitty raspberry-meringue mushrooms.)


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Katherine Gillen is PureWow’s senior food editor. She’s a writer, recipe developer and food stylist with a degree in culinary arts and professional experience in New York City...