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Lemon Raspberry Parfait

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 29, 2016 | Categories: Desserts, Recipes

Ready for spring? I sure am! This delicious Lemon Raspberry Parfait is the perfect dessert get me out of the winter doldrums. It would make a great Easter dessert as well, and Easter will be here before you know it!

Lemon Raspberry Parfait Recipe for Easter, Spring, or Summer

I love individual desserts, it always makes, not just kids, but even adults feel special to have their own individual dessert. This lemon raspberry parfait is a great way to showcase individual desserts. It’s pretty, delicious, and the lemon infused whipped cream is OH. SO. GOOD!

Lemon Raspberry Parfait recipe. Perfect dessert for Easter, spring, or summer!

Lemon Raspberry Parfait (printable version HERE)

Cake Ingredients:

3 cup  All-Purpose flour
1 TBSP Baking powder
3/4 tsp Salt
1 cup Whole milk, room temp
2 tsp Vanilla
12 TBSP Unsalted butter, room temp
2 cup Sugar
4  Eggs, room temperature
2 tsp Lemon zest

Lemon Infused Whip Cream Ingredients:

1 cup Heavy cream
3 TBSP Powdered sugar
2 TBSP Sugar
1 TBSP Finely grated lemon peel
4 TBSP Fresh lemon juice

Cake Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prep a 12 X 9 inch cake pan with baking spray.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
Mix the milk and vanilla together in a measuring cup.
Beat the butter with an electric mixer on  medium speed until it is light and creamy.
Continue to beat the butter while adding the sugar beating until fluffy.
Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.
Add the dry ingredients in 3 equal parts, alternating with the milk/vanilla mixture.
Beat in the lemon zest. Mix well.
Scoop the batter into the pans.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes, or until springy.
Allow to cool completely.  Crumble. Set aside.

Lemon Infused Whip Cream Directions:

Add all ingredients in a chilled bowl
With an electric mixer beat on medium speed until the cream holds a soft peak.
Place in refrigerator until ready to use.

Ingredients:

1 Basket fresh raspberries
1 cup Lemon zest
Fresh mint sprigs (1 per parfait glass)

Building the parfait:

4 parfait glasses
First layer: Crumbled lemon cake
Second layer: Fresh raspberries
Third layer: Lemon infused whip cream
Sprinkle with fresh lemon zest
1 TBSP of lemon infused whip cream
1 Raspberry
Sprig of fresh mint
Store in refrigerator until served

Lemon Raspberry Parfait recipe. Perfect dessert for Easter, spring, or summer!

Whether you make this lemon raspberry parfait for Easter or anytime of the year I’m sure you will enjoy it. It is one of my very favorites! If you love lemon or lemon flavored desserts you will love this, too!

 

If you’re looking for other lemon inspired recipes for Easter, spring, or summer, check out these Lemon Lavender Butter Cookies.

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11 Responses to Lemon Raspberry Parfait

  1. clojo9372 says:

    I’m not a big fan of lemon desserts ordinarily, but this looks really good. I would be interested in trying it. 🙂

  2. Antares says:

    Lemon and rasberry is a great combination, usually like less lemon

  3. Ttrockwood says:

    What a cute fun dessert!

  4. krystel says:

    the lemon rasberry parafait looks delicous especially how iv’e never had never had one before

  5. Olga Parker says:

    I adore lemon desserts, thank you for the recipe, need to spoil myself )))

  6. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    This sounds like a very refreshing treat. I love both lemon and raspberries. I will be giving this a try. Thank you so much for sharing

  7. This looks delicious! Parfaits with fruits in them are my weakness. I love the lemon mixing well with the raspberries

  8. Cynthia W says:

    This looks so good. I can’t wait to try the recipe. Thanks!

  9. Stephanie says:

    Thanks for the recipe. Lemon and raspberry are some of my favorite fruits.

  10. Pink Tea Rose says:

    This looks so good. Lemons are my father’s favorite fruit, raspberries are mine. The love for sour food are in my family.

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