This is a classic French raspberry-flavoured dessert. It generally consists of raspberries in cream sandwiched between two layers of cake.

In this version, the cake is genoa sponge and the cream is vanilla-flavoured and mixed with mascarpone.

This is just as good made as a large rectangle or, as here, in smaller round individual servings.
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Last modified on: July 16th 2017

Keywords for this recipe:RaspberryGenoa spongeCreamMascarponeVanillaRasberry puréeFramboisierPastry
For 4 people, you will need:

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
Framboisier : Photo of step #1

Prepare the cake layers

You will need 400 g Génoise (Genoa sponge), baked about 1 or 2 inches thick (3 to 5 cm).

Stage 2 - 2 min.
Framboisier : Photo of step #2
Cut 1 circle of sponge per person from the sponge using a dessert ring - this will be the size of your finished framboisier (2.4 inches or 6 cm here).

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Framboisier : Photo of step #3
Split each circle in half across the middle.

Stage 4
Framboisier : Photo of step #4
If you are making one large dessert, split the cake in half horizontally.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
Framboisier : Photo of step #5
Prepare the boozy syrup by mixing 2 tablespoons Kirsch with 40 g Sugar syrup.

Stage 6 - 4 min.
Framboisier : Photo of step #6
Use a brush to soak each piece of cake thoroughly with syrup, whether you are a making a large version or individual desserts.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
Framboisier : Photo of step #7

Prepare the mascarpone cream

Put into a food-mixer bowl: 125 g Mascarpone, 100 g liquid cream, 20 g Vanilla sugar and 30 g caster sugar.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
Framboisier : Photo of step #8
Beat for a minute or two, just until the cream is evenly mixed.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
Framboisier : Photo of step #9

Assemble the framboisiers

Stand a dessert ring on a flat dish or plate and put a circle of soaked sponge in the bottom (use a palette-knife for this if possible, as the moist cake will now be very fragile).

Arrange a circle of raspberries carefully around the edge.

Stage 10 - 3 min.
Framboisier : Photo of step #10
Fill the centre with more raspberries (you can simply tip these in).

Stage 11 - 3 min.
Framboisier : Photo of step #11
Cover with a layer of mascarpone cream...

Stage 12 - 5 min.
Framboisier : Photo of step #12
...then add the second circle of sponge.

Stage 13 - 2 hours
Framboisier : Photo of step #13
Finish with a thin topping of mascarpone cream and smooth this with a palette-knife. Decorate with a few raspberries.

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Stage 14 - 5 min.
Framboisier : Photo of step #14


Just before serving, take the framboisiers out of the fridge and transfer, with the ring still in place, to the serving dishes. Slip a knife blade around the edge to loosen the dessert.

Gently lift off the ring, then pour a little raspberry coulis around the base and decorate with a small sprig of mint.

Serve fairly rapidly.
This recipe can easily be adapted in many ways: different cake, cream or even other fruit. Let your imagination guide you...

The kirsch syrup used to soak the cake can be replaced by raspberry eau de vie, though you should leave this out if the dessert is for children.
Overnight in the fridge, but no longer.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
4,923 Kcal or 20,612 Kj49 gr823 gr158 gr
246 %19 %78 %24 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
318 Kcal or 1,331 Kj3 gr53 gr10 gr
16 %1 %5 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,231 Kcal or 5,154 Kj12 gr206 gr39 gr
62 %5 %19 %6 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 8.92 €
  • Per person : 2.23 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Fruit coulis (fruit purée)Fruit coulis (fruit purée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Blackberry and almond fondant tart, Peach Melba, Frozen Nougat, European glass, Warm apple feuillantines, ... All
RaspberriesRaspberries: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Raspberry muffins, Raspberry sorbet, Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis, Raspberry tart, Cranachan, ... All
Génoise (Genoa sponge)Génoise (Genoa sponge): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Baked Alaska, Black Forest gateau, Fraisier (French strawberry cake), ... All
MascarponeMascarpone: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Amandier (gluten-free almond cake), Strawberry mousse with mascarpone, Pistachio tiramisu, Strawberry, kiwi and mascarpone verrines, Pea risotto "mantecare", ... All
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