Heavenly Raspberry Dessert


Light-tasting and delicious! My mother's famous dessert recipe has completed many holiday meals and makes a stunning summery cake. This works beautifully with strawberries as well.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
1 9-inch dessert cake


  • 1 (9 inch) angel food cake

  • 2 (3 ounce) packages raspberry-flavored gelatin mix (such as Jell-O®)

  • 1 ¼ cups boiling water

  • 1 (15 ounce) package frozen raspberries in syrup, thawed and undrained

  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream


  1. Butter a 9-inch tube pan. Break angel food cake into chunks; set aside.

  2. Stir raspberry gelatin and boiling water together in a bowl until gelatin is dissolved; place gelatin in the refrigerator to cool slightly, about 10 minutes. Stir raspberries with syrup into gelatin.

  3. Beat cream in a chilled glass or metal bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form; fold whipped cream into raspberry mixture.

  4. Pour about 1/4 cup of raspberry mixture into prepared pan. Place 1/3 of cake chunks into pan; pour 1/3 of remaining raspberry mixture over cake. Repeat layering with remaining ingredients, ending with the raspberry mixture. Chill in refrigerator until firm, about 2 hours.

  5. To remove from pan, center a serving plate over tube pan; invert.

Cook's Note:

Whipped cream can be sweetened to taste with sugar if desired.

It looks fabulous on a decorative plate and garnished with fresh lavender flowers placed around the outside.

If necessary, use a tea towel dampened with warm water to help the cake slip out of the pan.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

357 Calories
18g Fat
47g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 357
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 335mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 7mg 37%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 116mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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