Raspberry Ruffle Recipe

The Raspberry Ruffle dessert is a cherished tradition among my husband's family. It's an often-requested treat at family gatherings, by both immediate and extended family and it's my mother-in-law's specialty! Today I'm going to share this special family recipe with you and I'm very confident that you will love it just as much as our family does.

You'll need the following Ingredients:

1 Angel Food Cake
2 3oz. packages of Raspberry Jell-o (the small, 4-serving size)
At least 2 cups of frozen Raspberries (more is better! :)
1 Medium Carton of Whipping Cream
White Sugar
Fresh Raspberries & Mint Leaves for garnish (if desired)
3 Mixing Bowls
A Trifle Bowl (or other serving dish)


Tear cake into approximagely 20 pieces (leave in bowl #1).

In bowl #2, whip the cream (you'll use at least 2 cups of cream pre-whip) with sugar (to taste).  You do NOT want stiff peaks (you want it slurry so that it will fall off of your spoon, but leave the spoon coated).

In bowl #3, use only 3 cups of boiling water with the Jell-o mixes.  Stir until dissolved.

Add frozen raspberries to the Jell-o mixture, stir and let sit for a few minutes.

Add half of the whipped cream to the Jell-o mix (don't stir).

Pour the Jell-o mix onto the cake.

Slow-stir until some Jell-o is on all of the cake (don't over stir!). You want it to look streaky. I think I may have stirred longer than necessary.. but it still tasted fabulous, so don't worry if you do the same.

Add the cake/Jell-o mixture into the trifle bowl or serving dish.

Whip the remaining whipped cream to stiff peaks.

Dollop the whipped cream on top, spread to cover the top.

Refrigerate for approximately 2 hours (or longer) until set.

Add fresh berries (and mint leaves, if you like) to top for decoration & serve! :)

If you don't have the ingredients for this recipe on hand just now, you WILL want to pin this for later. Trust me please- it is that good! :)

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  1. This reminds me of family dinners and BBQs in the summer. Yum! Looks so good!

  2. This looks delicious!! It reminds me a lot of one of my family's favorite recipes, Pink Food, (aka raspberry "salad"). It's pretty much stabilized raspberry whipped cream. But because we call it "salad" we get to eat it at our holiday dinners AND have dessert after. ;-)

    1. Well, "Pink Food" has me very curious! :) It sounds pretty good! :)

  3. I love the name of this dessert! And it look so easy to put together. Thanks for sharing! My 4 year old daughter will love this!

  4. Mmmm, this looks so good! I love raspberries and this would be a nice and refreshing treat for the weekend.

  5. Looks like a delicious recipe. I like raspberries a little but it taste yummy.

  6. Yum, this would be great for a summer potluck!

  7. I love to see recipes passed on from generation to generation. I feel a kind of bond with my grandmother when I make some of the things she used to make. Makes the food more special. ;)

  8. I do like the sound of this, especially adding the raspberries to the jelly, what a good idea. If it ever turns into summer here I might have to give this a try :-)

  9. This recipe looks so easy to make and it sounds super yummy, thanks very much for sharing it!

  10. I am going to have to pin this recipe. I have been looking for one like this for awhile. Yum!

  11. You just spoke my language with this recipe because raspberries are my favorite fruit so I'll have to try this

  12. YUM! This looks so good - raspberry desserts are my favourite!

  13. I can't wait to give this a try I love anything with Raspberries!

  14. This looks so good, I make something similar with pineapple, but this sounds way better!!

  15. This looks delicious! I love finding no bake desserts that everyone will enjoy.

  16. This would be a great dessert for a summer BBQ.

  17. Love raspberries this looks like a great recipe.

  18. This looks so delicious, and very simple. Great dessert 🍨


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