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

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Step by step recipe

Stage 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.
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.
Split each circle in half across the middle.

Stage 4
If you are making one large dessert, split the cake in half horizontally.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
Prepare the boozy syrup by mixing 2 tablespoons Kirsch with 40 g Sugar syrup.

Stage 6 - 4 min.
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.

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.
Beat for a minute or two, just until the cream is evenly mixed.

Stage 9 - 5 min.

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.
Fill the centre with more raspberries (you can simply tip these in).

Stage 11 - 3 min.
Cover with a layer of mascarpone cream...

Stage 12 - 5 min.
...then add the second circle of sponge.

Stage 13 - 2 hours
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.


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.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
22,190 Kcal or 92,905 Kj213 gr4,320 gr478 gr
1,110 %82 %408 %72 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,433 Kcal or 6,000 Kj14 gr279 gr31 gr
72 %5 %26 %5 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
5,548 Kcal or 23,228 Kj53 gr1,080 gr119 gr
277 %20 %102 %18 %
% 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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Egg, Milk, Gluten, Nuts
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 7.50 £
  • Per person : 1.88 £

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This recipe uses (among others)
RaspberriesRaspberries: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Cranachan, Raspberry sorbet, Double raspberry tartlets, Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis, Raspberry tart, ... All
Génoise (Genoa sponge)Génoise (Genoa sponge): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Fraisier (French strawberry cake), Baked Alaska, Black Forest gateau, ... All
Fruit coulis (fruit purée)Fruit coulis (fruit purée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Frozen Nougat, Peach Melba, Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis, Fillings for macaroons, Apricot fool, ... All
MascarponeMascarpone: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Strawberry mousse with mascarpone, Crunchy blackcurrant and mascarpone cream verrine, New tiramisu, Tatin apples with mascarpone cream, Tiramisu, ... All
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