Happy National Raspberry Cake Day! Every July 31st bakers and raspberry lovers celebrate this day – so we are too! Summertime is the best time to enjoy fresh, ripe raspberries from a local farm – or better yet your own backyard. Off season you can still use frozen raspberries which can often be just as awesome as fresh!
Imagine a yummy chocolate lava cake garnished with raspberries on top or even a layer of sweet raspberries in the middle?
Or how about a vanilla cake with whipped cream frosting, topped with raspberries?
Or a marble cake made with swirled raspberry puree?
See where we are going with this? No matter how you “slice it” raspberries are a great fruit that has so many great uses in baking. Below are some of our favorite baking recipes that use raspberries from my food blogging friends – and in our own arsenal of recipes!
First we are going to share a few of our own raspberry favorites including this Chocolate Raspberry Chambord Souffle recipe which is a family favorite! The light airy cake with the layer of raspberry goodness is going to be a favorite – I promise!
Another Plum Crazy creation is this delicious Raspberry Milkshake Recipe. Perfect for a cool summertime treat or a special Valentine’s Day celebration for a special someone.
Then we have our Raspberry Brownie Parfait – which we did as a no bake version by using pre-made brownies. But if you really want to make it your own you can also make brownies from scratch!
Finally is one of my absolute favorite personal recipes – Raspberry Galette. It looks so much more complicated than it is – and the taste is amazing. I love it as a Valentine’s Day breakfast – but this Raspberry recipe is one your family will ask for all year round.
Raspberry Dessert Recipes From Our Friends
We have some amazing fellow bloggers creating amazing recipes! All of the Raspberry Recipes below are perfect all year round and will have you looking like a professional baker in no time.
Raspberry Dream Poke Cake: a summer raspberry dream cake!
Raspberry Coffee Cake: a subtle yet sweet raspberry coffee cake
Raspberry Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting
Raspberries are most commonly grown for the fresh fruit market and for processing to use in items like purées, juice, or as dried fruit. Raspberries are most commonly a midsummer fruit, but with new technology, they can often be found year round.
It is best to store fresh raspberries in the container you purchased them in. If you are growing your own, use a breathable container of some type to keep them fresher longer. You should keep them in the refrigerator, but not where it is too cold. Typically it is recommended you keep them on a shelf.
Length Of Freshness
Raspberries do not stay good that long so you will want to buy them when you need them. Typically they will only remain fresh 2-3 days before you start to notice mold forming or mushiness happening.
If you need them longer – freezing them is your best option.
Freezing Fresh Raspberries
To freeze your raspberries, you will want to wash them to remove bacteria and dirt. Then place them on a paper towel to remove all excess moisture. You can then place the raspberries in a single layer on a tray to freeze them, then once frozen transfer them to a freezer safe container.
When you need them to cook – take them out – let them thaw and get cooking!