Raspberry Bakewell cake

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 50 mins


Serves 8

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

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable


  • kcal411
  • fat28g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs35g
  • sugars21g
  • fibre3g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.5g
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  • 140g ground almond
  • 140g butter, softened



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 140g golden caster sugar
  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 2 egg



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  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250g raspberry



    A member of the rose family, raspberries have a wonderfully intense, sweet taste, and many…

  • 2 tbsp flaked almond
  • icing sugar, to serve


  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.

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Comments (518)

poptherapy's picture

This recipe was great!! So easy to make with just one bowl - it was moist and delicious!!
I took some photos if anyone would like to see the end result - only thing I would recommend is adding a second layer of raspberries at the top of the cake :)

64Skidoo's picture

Absolutely love this recipe! It's so simple to make, it's literally just putting the majority of the ingredients in a bowl, mixing and popping in the oven! I substituted the fresh raspberries for blobs of seedless raspberry jam as we found the raspberries to be too tart for our tastes. It's especially gorgeous served warm, straight out of the oven with double cream, yum! www.64skidoo.co.uk

nattydread's picture

Really easy and looks just like the picture! I've made this twice now in a week :-)
Took the advice from other postings for my second cake whereby I added 1/2 tsp almond extract and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract. Also I found that the cake was missing the 'jam' element of a bakewell tart. So mixed the raspberries with some seedless raspberry jam.
Part of my regular bakes now me thinks!

HB's picture

So easy to make and absolutely delicious. It's dense and moist with a lovely almond flavour coming through and a kick from the raspberries. Have it with some ice cream for pudding

takia247's picture

turned out exactly like the picture and tasted fab!! will try this with blueberries next time.

missmain90's picture

Really lovely cake and easy to do.
I followed the ingredients exactly although I changed the method slightly as I don't have a mixer. So I creamed together the butter and sugar, then added the eggs one at a time. Then added the vanilla. Then I sifted the flour in and chucked in the ground almonds and mixed.
As others have said, the mixture does seem a little thick but just go with it.

It turned out really lovely and it got lots of nice comments from my chef O/H. Nice with some vanilla ice cream for some sweetness as my raspberries were quite tart.

patriciaf's picture

A really easy cake to make and I replaced the raspberries with cranberry sauce which worked really well. I served with extra sauce and cream. It only took 35 mins to cook and I used a pushpan which worked well for me.

rabika's picture

Really easy and delicious cake but next time I will not use the parchment paper on the bottom, my cake fell apart trying to peel it off, so sad. Maybe I don't know how to get the cake out of the pan but it would have just been fine with out the paper. Also I didn't have enough sliced almonds so I just ground up some whole almonds and sprinkled those on top.

dinfr81's picture

Great recipe, second time baking it I followed some advice from previous comments and added some almond extract, 1 tsp of 1/2 almond 1/2 vanilla. Baked at 170 because I used a 20cm square tin. Try to follow the exact recipe the first time you bake this and then change it to your liking the next time would be my advice for most bake recipes.

craftycooper's picture

Very easy and really tasty.

catfuller1's picture

Great recipe, served warm with creme fraiche, would definitely make again!

charlieb_01's picture

Nice cake and SO EASY.
I'd agree with using almond over vanilla essence.
Don't be put off by the batter's consistency, I thought it was too think and was about to add milk but I stuck with it and it turned out fine.
Perhaps reduce the temp a bit.

turkishjelly's picture

Lovely moist cake. Really easy to make as it all goes in the food processor. I also iced the cake with a mixture of lemon juice and icing sugar and then topped with toasted almond flakes, instead of putting the almonds in the oven. The raspberries were a little too tart so I will try it with blueberries next time.

Carolmaria3's picture

Made this with loganberries. Delicious!! Also made mini ones in mini cup cake tins with fresh cherries.

Carolmaria3's picture

I made this with loganberries. Delicious!! I've also made mini ones in mini cup cake tins with fresh cherries.
5 stars

bobbiepotter's picture

Made this for a cake stall on Saturday. Only chose it because I had raspberries in the garden ready to pick. It sold well and I had to make a second one for the family on Sunday. Now that's gone and I'm thinking about making a third to take to work tomorrow.

BubsBohana's picture

Just put this bake into the oven. Did a slight deviation, increased all the dry ingredients to 150g, as with the butter, I also added 4 eggs instead of 2. Hopefully something will turn out, will keep you posted. Followed the advice and added the Almond Extract, also added Brown sugar to produce a crunchy topping. Cross fingers!!!

jburton's picture

I made this last night as we have so many raspberries and I had a bowlful in the fridge that needed using before picking the next lot. This cake is delicious, i kept to the recipe except for adding a bit extra Almond essence. On the top layer of mix it does state in the recipe to roughly spread which i did with my fingers and it puts itself right in the oven when its warm/hot. I adore Barneys recipes I've done many and not a single one of them has failed me. Cant wait to get home to have another slice of this cake.

Olga Domenica's picture

Works well with ripe strawberries


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