Raspberry Sticky Buns Recipe

Raspberry Sticky Buns Recipe: Tender sticky buns with a pop of fresh raspberry and cream cheese! Perfect for spring or summer and great with coffee!

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Happy Friday! How was your week? I bet you could use a good cup of coffee and my sweet raspberry sticky buns recipe right now.

…that’s what I thought because life is challenging.

It’s the little things, like a 75-degree day, a smile from a stranger, or a special breakfast treat, that lifts our spirits on a hard day.

In fact, I’m pretty sure it was sticky buns that helped me get through puberty and college.

And last week.

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Raspberry Sticky Buns Ingredients

These Raspberry Sticky Buns are so gooey, with sweet raspberries oozing out, they could bring a smile to anyone’s face.

The bottoms are saturated with blushing juices, so you could flip them over and serve them up-side-down, like traditional sticky buns. Yet I like to serve them right-side-up with a creamy lemon glaze to give them an extra boost of flavor.

Here is what you need to make these delicious raspberry buns:

  • frozen white bread dough or homemade bread dough
  • frozen raspberries
  • cream cheese or mascarpone cheese
  • sugar
  • lemon zest
  • cornstarch
  • vanilla extract
  • salt
  • powdered sugar
  • heavy cream

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Sticky Buns Recipe

Start with frozen bread dough, to cut out the step of making dough from scratch.

Then once the dough has had time to rise, roll it out, slather it with a mixture of mascarpone cheese and lemon zest, and then sprinkle it with frozen raspberries mixed with sugar and cornstarch.

Roll the dough into a log, and cut into 15 pieces.

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Baking Raspberry Rolls

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the tops are golden. Allow the rolls to cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then lift them out by the edges of the parchment paper.

Once the raspberry sticky buns come out of the oven, drizzle them in sweet lemon glaze.

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Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze

Whisk together the powdered sugar, remaining lemon zest, and heavy cream. Drizzle or brush the glaze over the tops of the sticky buns, and serve with a fresh cup of Starbucks Aria Blend Coffee!


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Starbucks K-Cups

We love to buy Starbucks Coffee in K-Cups for our Keurig® Special Edition Brewing System. Both Dan and I would rather have 1-2 good cups of coffee a day, than a whole pot of mediocre coffee.

Starbucks Blonde Roast Coffees are fabulous for spring because of their bright clean flavor. Both the new Starbucks® Aria Blend K-Cup® Packs and Starbucks® Bright Sky Blend K-Cup® Packs complement light fruity dishes.

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Coffee and Sticky Buns

I served my sticky buns with Starbucks® Aria Blend K-Cup® Packs because they have a light citrusy quality that paired perfectly with the zingy raspberries and lemon zest. Plus it’s so smooth, I feel less inclined to load it up with cream.

Well… I do really like cream.

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Make Ahead, Bake Later

Raspberry Sticky Buns are a great make-ahead item, you can prepare them in the evening, place in the fridge, then bake them off in the morning.

Just in time to serve with your blonde roast coffee!

Don’t forget that the glaze can also be prepared ahead of time!

If prepping these the night before, at what point would I leave these in the fridge overnight?

Follow the recipe up until the final rise before baking. Stop there, cover and refrigerate. When ready to bake, let the rolls come to room temperature and then allow them to rise for 30-45 minutes. From there continue to follow the recipe!

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See The Recipe Card Below For How To Make Raspberry Sticky Buns. Enjoy!

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Raspberry Sticky Buns Recipe

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
55 mins

Raspberry Sticky Buns Recipe: Tender sticky buns with a pop of fresh raspberry and cream cheese! Perfect for spring or summer and great with coffee!

Servings: 15
Nutrition Facts
Raspberry Sticky Buns Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 roll)
Calories 122 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 53mg 2%
Potassium 43mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 13g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 5.2%
Vitamin C 9.5%
Calcium 2.1%
Iron 0.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



  1. Place the frozen loaves in the fridge and let them thaw overnight. In the morning, set them on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and let them rise for 2-3 hours. When ready to start, press the loaves together (if not already fused together) and roll the dough out on a well-floured work surface, into a 12 X 24-inch rectangle.

  2. In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese, zest of one lemon, 3 Tb. sugar, and vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix together the frozen raspberries, remaining 3 Tb. sugar, cornstarch, and a pinch of salt.

  3. Smear the cream cheese mixture over the dough, leaving a 1-inch border on the long ends. Then sprinkle the raspberry mixture over the top. Starting on one long end, roll the dough into a log. Then use a serrated knife to cut the log into 15 equal rolls. Place the rolls in a parchment paper lined 9 X 13-inch baking dish and allow them to rise for 30-45 minutes.

  4. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the tops are golden. Allow the rolls to cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then lift them out by the edges of the parchment paper. Whisk together the powdered sugar, remaining lemon zest, and heavy cream. Drizzle or brush the glaze over the tops of the sticky buns, and serve with a fresh cup of Starbucks Aria Blend Coffee!

Recipe Notes

Although cream cheese and mascarpone cheese are similar, they have a very different reaction when baking. Cream cheese puffs into a creamy layer, filling the swirls of the sticky buns. Mascarpone cheese absorbs into the dough, leaving separation between the layers, but giving the dough a moist decadent texture. Both ways are good–it’s a preference thing!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Starbucks Coffee Company. All opinions are my own.

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72 comments on “Raspberry Sticky Buns Recipe

  1. Toniposted April 17, 2019 at 11:56 am Reply

    It tastes SO good! Such a huge hit!

  2. Samposted April 17, 2019 at 9:01 am Reply

    Such a great recipe to put all the berries that are in season. I have a batch in the oven now. Cannot wait to treat myself with one (or three :)

  3. Lindsay Cotterposted April 16, 2019 at 10:41 pm Reply

    These look incredible! They’ll make a great addition to the Easter brunch menu!

  4. Suzyposted April 16, 2019 at 9:59 pm Reply

    These would be perfect for Easter morning!

  5. Becky Hardinposted April 16, 2019 at 2:35 pm Reply

    These are a must! I am drooling they look and sound so good. 

  6. Julieposted April 16, 2019 at 9:51 am Reply

    Yum! I think I will make these for Easter Brunch.

  7. Lizposted April 16, 2019 at 8:46 am Reply

    These were so easy made with frozen bread dough….and utterly delicious!

  8. Kristenposted April 14, 2019 at 7:36 pm Reply

    These were a HUGE hit at brunch. Everyone love the pop of raspberry filling.

  9. Brittanyposted November 29, 2017 at 5:09 pm Reply

    I would like to make this for Christmas morning, I’m wondering if the rolls can be put in the fridge the night before and then cooked in the morning? If you can’t do that, what would you suggest the best way to reheat it in the morning? I won’t have time to make it morning of.

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  11. Rhodesbreadposted February 26, 2016 at 2:54 pm Reply

    We featured your delicious recipe today on our blog! http://www.rhodesbread.com/blog/blog/rhodes-on-pinterest-february-2016

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  13. annieposted July 2, 2015 at 8:29 am Reply

    These look wonderful. How long are they good? I like to give baked goods for Christmas and these look like a wonderful gift, especially with the red from raspberries! Could you give them unbaked?

    • Sommerposted July 5, 2015 at 9:20 am Reply

      Hi Annie! They last for 5-6 days baked. I believe you could probably give them out frozen, to be baked later. Let me know if you try it!

      • annieposted July 5, 2015 at 10:37 am

        thanks! i will definitely try this out!

  14. Susan Meyerposted June 19, 2015 at 10:56 pm Reply

    I have an abundance of fresh raspberries straight from the garden. Will fresh work or do they need to be frozen?

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  17. saraposted October 25, 2014 at 9:33 am Reply

    These rolls look SO lovely! That pink color is beautiful and I bet they taste AMAZING!

  18. elizabeth @LocalSavourposted October 21, 2014 at 8:02 pm Reply

    Holy yum these look amazing Sommer! Can’t wait to try.

  19. Liz @ Floating Kitchenposted October 18, 2014 at 6:16 am Reply

    GAH – these look incredible! I’m thinking I might try them with some fresh cranberries, since it’s October. Can’t wait. I’m drooling all ready!

  20. susan gillposted October 16, 2014 at 4:06 pm Reply

    Do you think these could be made with fresh Raspberries?

    • Sommerposted October 16, 2014 at 11:20 pm Reply

      Hi Susan, YES!!

  21. hanneloreposted October 16, 2014 at 6:08 am Reply

    They look delicious! I can’t seem to find the list of ingredients so I can stop shopping….WHERE is the recipe??????:((

    • hanneloreposted October 16, 2014 at 6:09 am Reply

      I mean…stop drooling and start shopping:)

    • Sommerposted October 16, 2014 at 11:19 pm Reply

      Sorry about that! Just a little glitch… The recipe should be back up!!

  22. Melissaposted August 31, 2014 at 6:35 am Reply

    I made these rolls this morning and they are FANTASTIC! I did not include the cream cheese layer because I missed that ingredient while shopping. I will try that next time because lemon and raspberry sounds Devine!

  23. Alison Jeanineposted August 29, 2014 at 11:33 pm Reply

    LOVE this idea! This opens up a whole new door for the Cinnamon Roll. Making these THIS weekend! :) Xo, Alison


  24. karinposted June 30, 2014 at 5:36 pm Reply

    These look amazing – I can’t wait to try them! I’ve never seen (or bought) frozen bread dough before…is it easy to find?

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  26. Frankposted May 26, 2014 at 3:11 pm Reply

    Make these today!
    Fairly easy and tastes OUT OF THIS WORLD, esp if you like raspberries!
    Adjusted the recipe a bit, used 4 oz Mascarpone and 4 oz Cream Cheese to get both the gooey and sweet taste!!!

  27. Melanie @ Carmel Momentsposted May 4, 2014 at 3:14 pm Reply

    Just came across these Sommer. They’re utterly gorgeous!
    Definitely something I’d love to make!

  28. Bronwynposted April 25, 2014 at 11:11 pm Reply

    Omg so delicious! I made my own mascarpone last night (folded some into the glaze topping) and used fresh raspberries and added a little lemon juice to the mix. Yummy!

  29. blairposted April 21, 2014 at 8:59 am Reply

    I made these this weekend for Easter and they were delicious and a hit! I used cream cheese. Perfect spring/summer recipe! And pretty to look at! .

  30. Marcyposted March 21, 2014 at 11:35 am Reply

    If prepping these the night before, at what point would I leave these in the fridge overnight… prior to the final rise before baking?

    • Sommerposted March 23, 2014 at 9:49 am Reply

      Yes, that’s right. :)

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  32. Carolynposted March 17, 2014 at 2:56 pm Reply

    OMG, I love these. How did I miss them earlier???

  33. Nutmeg Nannyposted March 15, 2014 at 7:38 pm Reply

    Oh yes, I could definitely use one of these right now as I type! It looks so delicious :)

  34. Kimberly Bonnettposted March 14, 2014 at 11:17 pm Reply

    These are pure inspired genius! So glad for stumbling onto your blog from Pinterest! Your pictures are a treat for the eyes, I am drooling!

  35. Mila Furmanposted March 12, 2014 at 1:16 pm Reply

    How perfect! What a great twist on a classic! Pinned and making :) And I LOOOVE my cream with my coffee too! You are not alone sister!

  36. [email protected]posted March 12, 2014 at 9:29 am Reply

    Wow, what a great idea!!

  37. Erikaposted March 12, 2014 at 7:01 am Reply

    Oh My Goodness.. I am seriously drooling right now. These sticky buns are amazing!

  38. Jessica @ Jessiker Bakesposted March 11, 2014 at 4:55 pm Reply

    I love the fresh and summery ideas here! And most, of all, I LOVE sticky buns!

  39. Jackieposted March 11, 2014 at 4:54 pm Reply

    You’re a genius. These look amazing…

  40. Carol at Wild Goose Teaposted March 10, 2014 at 8:46 pm Reply

    Perky? Made me think of cheer leaders and pom poms. Laughing here. However I would definitely get the pom poms out for these sticky buns. Oh yeah, I do think coffee when I look at the photo. What really grabbed me is the suggestion to use frozen bread dough. That is probably a common idea, but for me a light bulb went on. A high wattage light bulb! Excellent.

  41. Megan {Country Cleaver}posted March 9, 2014 at 7:18 pm Reply

    Sticky buns make everything better – I rely on carbs and coffee to get me through the day – and these are beautiful!

  42. Nancy @ gottagetbakedposted March 9, 2014 at 6:21 pm Reply

    Wow, these sticky buns look incredible! And your photos are so lovely. I wish I could wake up to these for breakfast every day!

  43. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)posted March 9, 2014 at 6:05 pm Reply

    OMG these sticky buns look absolutely fantastic!!!! I think I am in love!

  44. Julieposted March 9, 2014 at 9:31 am Reply

    Do you have a recipe for the dough that could be made in a breadmaker? I love the idea of making these rolls, and could use blueberries too, but the frozen bread dough in the stores are expensive and not as good as homemade in my opinion. Love fresh dough! Thanks!

    • Sommerposted March 9, 2014 at 9:49 am Reply

      Hi Julie, there’s a link in the recipe for a homemade dough I would use in this recipe. I don’t see why it couldn’t be kneaded in a bread maker. It’s so tender, it’s more like a brioche than standard white bread!

      • Clareposted April 4, 2015 at 9:20 am

        The link takes me to an error page.  I really want to make these but my grocery store only sells packs of 5 frozen bread dough loves and that just sounds dangerous to me!  Can you please provide your bread dough recipe?

      • Sommerposted April 6, 2015 at 12:40 am

        Hi Clare, error fixed! Thanks for letting me know. :)

  45. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted March 8, 2014 at 7:45 pm Reply

    So gorgeous, just what my coffee needs!

  46. Paula – bell’alimentoposted March 8, 2014 at 6:31 pm Reply

    Oh, my breakfast! Love!

  47. Heatherposted March 8, 2014 at 1:59 pm Reply

    Sticky buns are pretty much the last thing that I like to eat, but raspberry sticky buns are totally different. Im making these for Easter morning breakfast!!! They look yummy and beautiful!

  48. Gerry @ Foodness Graciousposted March 8, 2014 at 8:50 am Reply

    Outstanding! Love the rich look to it.

  49. marlaposted March 8, 2014 at 2:28 am Reply

    OMG! These rolls look amazing! Love the raspberry.

  50. Sylvie | Gourmande in the Kitchenposted March 7, 2014 at 8:32 pm Reply

    What a treat! The raspberries are a nice addition to this classic.

  51. Gabyposted March 7, 2014 at 12:06 pm Reply

    Oh what a delicious treat!

  52. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addictionposted March 7, 2014 at 9:31 am Reply

    These look and sound amazing! What a great way to brighten up the day!

  53. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted March 7, 2014 at 9:05 am Reply

    Beautiful rolls, Sommer. Those raspberries!!

  54. Erin | The Law Student's Wifeposted March 7, 2014 at 8:54 am Reply

    I love sticky buns on lazy Saturdays! We make them regularly, but I have yet to try a fruity version. These remind me of summer days ahead, and that makes me oh so happy :)

  55. Sandy @ ReluctantEntertainerposted March 7, 2014 at 8:52 am Reply

    Looks fabulous. Love raspberries. Love sticky buns! Thanks Sommer!

  56. Heather Christoposted March 7, 2014 at 8:46 am Reply

    These are just INSANELY gorgeous Sommer!! and I love the coffee pairing- who doesn’t love a cup of coffee with their breakfast!?

  57. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted March 7, 2014 at 8:06 am Reply

    I so want these!

  58. Tieghanposted March 7, 2014 at 8:06 am Reply

    I love sticky buns, but have only ever had one filled with brown sugar + nuts. I cannot wait to try a fruity version. These are so colorful and delicious looking. Plus, I love raspberry anything!

  59. Julie @ Table for Twoposted March 7, 2014 at 9:05 am Reply

    Love the flavor of these sticky buns!! The gif is so fun :)

  60. Jennie @themessybakerblogposted March 7, 2014 at 8:04 am Reply

    These are gorgeous, Sommer. Absolutely gorgeous. I love the raspberry filling. That picture with the coffee is really cool.

  61. Norma | Allspice and Nutmegposted March 7, 2014 at 7:31 am Reply

    I love raspberry in breads and I love how easy these are to make. Pinning.

  62. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitnessposted March 7, 2014 at 7:08 am Reply

    Love how easy these are…so much more than the yeasted sticky bun!
    I could go for 5 right about now. The raspberry addition is DELISH.

  63. Kelli @ The Corner Kitchenposted March 7, 2014 at 6:10 am Reply

    These sticky buns look amazing, Sommer! Love the raspberries! These buns are definitely a must for my weekend!