Heart Shaped Raspberry Rolls

Recipe By Tessa Arias
February 6th, 2015
4 from 2 votes
4 from 2 votes

Heart Shaped Raspberry Rolls are the ultimate Valentine’s Day treat and are as easy as they are beautiful, taking just 1 hour from start to finish!

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: I just adore that bright, fresh, and sweet raspberry flavor, especially when combined with a drizzle of nutty Nutella on top!
Texture: The rolls are soft, fluffy, and slightly chewy and the raspberry filling is sticky and wonderful.
Ease: 1 hour from start to finish! Makes a bit of a mess but is surprisingly easy.
Appearance: So beautiful. I had a blast photographing them!
Pros: Gorgeous, festive, fun, and easy. Doesn’t get better than that.
Cons: None!
Would I make this again? Oh yes!

How ADORABLE are these for Valentine's Day!? Heart Shaped Raspberry Rolls

I’ve had so much fun creating and sharing festive Valentine’s Day recipes with you this year! As a secret lover of anything adorable, pink, and heart-shaped, whipping up sweet treats that meet all those Valentine’s Day requirements hasn’t felt like work at all. I’ve already shared my over-the-top Valentine’s Day Cake, decadent Lava Brownies, and gourmet Chocolate Covered Strawberries. Not to mention my fabulous contributor Rachael shared her Red Velvet Molten Lava Cakes. I realized that I hadn’t shared something that might be made for a special romantic breakfast so I came up with these Heart Shaped Raspberry Rolls!

They’re absolutely beautiful, festive, and take just 1 hour to make from scratch. Of course, I had to drizzle a little Nutella on top to act as the icing because what’s a Valentine’s Day recipe without some chocolate?

Made in 1 hour and this ADORABLE?! Def making these Heart Shaped Raspberry Rolls this Valentine's Day!

Made in 1 hour and this ADORABLE?! Def making these Heart Shaped Raspberry Rolls this Valentine's Day!

What are your plans for this Valentine’s Day? Making dinner at home or going out? Or are you celebrating S.A.D. this year?

4 from 2 votes

How to make
Heart Shaped Raspberry Rolls

Yield: 10 rolls
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Heart Shaped Raspberry Rolls are the ultimate Valentine’s Day treat and are as easy as they are beautiful, taking just 1 hour from start to finish!



  • 1 cup lukewarm whole milk
  • 1/3 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 package (2 1/4 teaspoons) instant yeast
  • 3 tablespoons Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups (15.75 ounces) all-purpose flour*
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt


  • 1 10- ounce package frozen raspberries
  • 1/3 cup Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon fresh orange zest


  • 1/3 cup chocolate hazelnut spread


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. For the dough: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, add all the dough ingredients and stir until combined. Turn mixer on medium speed and knead for 5 minutes, or until smooth. Remove dough to a floured work surface, cover, and let rest for 10 minutes.
  3. For the filling: In a medium bowl toss frozen raspberries with sugar, cornstarch and orange zest.
  4. After dough has rested, use a floured rolling pin to roll it out into a 9 by 15-inch rectangle. Spread evenly with raspberry mixture. Starting on the long side, tightly roll dough up, stopping at center. Roll the other side up, stopping when two sides meet at the middle. Gently press together.
  5. Use a very sharp knife to cut off ends, then cut dough into 10 equal pieces. Shape pieces into hearts by pinching the bottom of roll between two fingers into a point.
  6. Place in greased pie pan, with points toward the center, or place in a greased 9 by 13-inch baking pan. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Let cool on a wire rack for at least 5 minutes.
  7. For the icing: While rolls cool, place chocolate hazelnut spread into a zip top bag and cut a small hole in one corner. Drizzle spread over rolls just before serving.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: heart shaped raspberry rolls, valentine's day
Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    June Burns — February 6, 2015 at 4:12 am

    What a cute idea! I just love raspberries, these rolls look like a great way to enjoy them 🙂

  2. #
    Sarah | Broma Bakery — February 6, 2015 at 7:42 am

    They’re TOO CUTE! And that nutalla drizzle? Aaaand they take just one hour?!

  3. #
    Gaby — February 6, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    These are adorable! The Nutella puts them out of this world!

  4. #
    Margaret — February 11, 2020 at 11:45 am

    Could you freeze/refrigerate these at some point in the process so you could get a head start the night before?

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      Kristyn — February 12, 2020 at 7:01 am

      I am curious about this as well…

  5. #
    Tara — February 12, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    Is there no butter in the dough?

  6. #
    Chhavi — January 27, 2021 at 3:28 am


    I tried the recipe. However my rolls turned out dry, chewy and a bit tasteless. Why could this be the case?

    • #
      Tessa — January 27, 2021 at 11:36 am

      Did you use a digital scale to measure your flour? And were you careful not to overmix the dough?

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    Sylvia — February 14, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    This was easy and fun to make. Everyone liked the rolls very much. I added one tablespoon melted butter and used fresh raspberries was the only change made to this recipe. Thank you for adding some fun to our St. Valentine’s Day breakfast.

    • #
      Tessa — February 15, 2021 at 3:16 pm

      So glad you tried this recipe out!

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