Raspberry Bakewell cake

Raspberry Bakewell cake

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 50 mins

Skill level



Serves 8

This simple almondy cake is a great way of using up pick-your-own raspberries

Nutrition and extra info

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  • Freezable
Nutrition info




  • 140g ground almonds
  • 140g butter, softened
  • 140g golden caster sugar
  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250g raspberries
  • 2 tbsp flaked almonds
  • icing sugar, to serve

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  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and base-line and grease a deep 20cm loose-bottomed cake tin. Blitz the ground almonds, butter, sugar, flour, eggs and vanilla extract in a food processor until well combined.
  2. Spread half the mix over the cake tin and smooth over the top. Scatter the raspberries over, then dollop the remaining cake mixture on top and roughly spread – you might find this easier to do with your fingers. Scatter with flaked almonds and bake for 50 mins until golden. Cool, remove from the tin and dust with icing sugar to serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2009

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crothers's picture
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Made this cake yesterday afternoon and it was eaten in less than 24 hours.
Didn't have any raspberries so used blueberries that needed eating up. It was lovely and moist and went down well with a cup of tea.
Kids had it with custard still warm. Will definately make again.

looney's picture

This cake is really easy, super moist and overall scrummy. Only fault was the raspberry seeds but I guess that's unavoidable. Might try this with cherries next time.

smokey161270's picture
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This only lasted 2 days and there's only two of us!

smokey161270's picture
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Dangerous! This cake only lasted 2 days and there is only two of us. I only had 90g of ground almonds so made up the rest of the weight with more flour, I only had tinned cherries so used them instead. I will be making this again no doubt, but maybe when I'm not on a diet! Lol

2 days and there is only two of us. I only had 90g of ground almonds so made up the rest of the weight with more flour, I only had tinned cherries so used them instead

vercook's picture

Change nothing. I followed the recipe to the letter and came out perfect. Cakes that have almond meal are meant to be a bit dense so no reason to try to fluff it up. If you are short of rasberries you can try tinned cherries or any frozen red berry.

The last 4 months i changed roles in life, i am a stay home mom that bakes cakes. I have tried dozens of recipes by now. On the Christmas dinner i was running out of time and decided to do something quick and chose this recipe. And i got the doubious comment that from all the weird fancy cakes they had tried so far this one was by far the best and i should just stick to this one.
Well maybe that last chilli and agave syrup cake attempt is making my conservative audience weary. Anyway, this is a recipe to be printed out and kept in your cook book.

alphamonkey99's picture

Fantastic cake/dessert. Used almond extract as others suggested and also added some Amaretto to the fruit - very almondy!

robscanlon's picture

I have made this around 6 times, just so easy and delicious!

dhanisha_j's picture

I would definitely recommend this. Its so easy to make. As suggested by other people I reduced the flour a little but kept everything the same. I thoroughly mixed the sugar and butter first, then the eggs, followed by the flour and the rest of the ingredients.

The mixture seemed really thick and I thought I'd done something wrong but it was absolutely fine when I baked it.

It was extremely tasty and will try and make this same cake but with blueberries instead. Really happy with the outcome :)

Zoe4's picture

Very tasty cake - perfect if you are looking for a light cake to have with tea or lunch.

josephm's picture

Love love love this cake, easy and gorgeous, but time to bake was longer than 50 mins more like 70 mins fan 160

mrsmongoose4's picture

I made this a few days ago and was very surprised, I have always avoided cooking bakewells as the recipes always seem complicated but this was so easy! The cake was so tasty and everyone enjoyed it. I'm going to try making a gluten free version for hubby as this is too good not to try lol :-)

Grit Doctor's picture

Made this today - very pleased with the outcome.
To start off with, I thought there may not have been enough batter, but I didn't add or change anything and the cake is moist and has a very good bake.
I used a large, firm raspberry variety (a happy accident), and whilst I was still a little concerned that this might result in a wet mess, again the result was perfect.
I did bake it at a shade over 160 C and in a fan oven.

The flavour was good. Not too sweet, but I did think immediately that next time I would add a teaspoon of almond extract either instead of or in addition to the vanilla.

Overall, I am really happy with the way the cake looked and tasted and I will definitely add it to my list of favourite bakes.

thepurplechef's picture

I think I'll do what mrscoyne did next time - adding the ingredients one by one. The batter did seem weird, somehow. Had to use my hands to make sure it went round the base of the tin. Smells good though!

kerryannb's picture

A lovely cake, really easy to make and was very moist. I did add a little milk to the mix as it looked a little dry

aliandmusti's picture

This cake has become one of my all time ultimate favourites as it is so simple to make yet so delicious hot or cold. You could substitute raspberries with blackberries, cherries or even chocolate! Never fails to deliver, love it!

stonec0ld's picture

I made this for the Macmillan coffee morning at work today and it went down a storm!! I followed the recipe to the letter, although I only used 175g of raspberries as that was the only sized pack in the supermarket, but it was more than enough. The cake wasn't dry and tasted fantastic. I'll definitely be making it again

ktwatson_lancs's picture

Just made this today. Followed instructions to the letter. Cake has completely fallen to mush on removal from the tin. V disappointed. Am a seasoned baker and have no idea what happened with this one.

katiegarbie's picture

Made this yesterday and it was so quick and easy. I made a few amendments after reading other comments before I baked it. Like a lot of people I replaced the vanilla extract with almond extract, put in a little less flour, and I also put the oven on 150C(fan) instead of 160C. As well as raspberries I also added blackberries. Came out perfect, exactly like the picture and really moist! Will definitely make it again.

textilelou's picture

Great recipe. Made this for a colleague's birthday and it went down a treat with a good cuppa. Added a few blueberries as well, as didn't have enough raspberries :)

JuRodrigues's picture

Easy and delicious! This recipe is a must do! Perfect for a tea party, a friendly afternoon or even as a birth cake, as I did.