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!
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 (printable version HERE)
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
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.
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
Sprig of fresh mint
Store in refrigerator until served
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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