Raspberry Bakewell cake

Raspberry Bakewell cake

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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



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 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 (517)

eleanormayo's picture

After reading some (obviously not all!) of the comments, I expected this cake to be brilliant. I substituted the vanilla essence for almond essence as suggested and whilst we all enjoyed it and it was a doddle to make, there are tastier and yummier cake recipes on this site - namely the raspberry & blueberry drizzle cake.

janer0binson's picture

I used frozen raspberries straight from the freezer & made a traybake. Superb cake, everyone loves it. Will definitely be making this time & time again especially as frozen raspberries are available all year round.

donnasmith100's picture

Very easy to make and really tasty!

blulou's picture

So much simpler than bakewell tart, the other half's favourite. I didnt have enough raspberrys but went ahead anyway, used almond extract instead of vanilla (halve the amount though as its very strong). I thought it was a bit sweet eaten cold as cake probably due to my lack of raspberries, and it was crumbly due to all the almonds. But warm as a pudding - i'd have this everytime over the usual bakewell!! Simple and delish, and with all the berries I bet its great as cake too, who cares about a few crumbs. Oh, I didnt bother with lining the tin just used my usual springform with a silicone disk in the bottom, ran a knife round before removing and it was fine. I guess the problem will be if the fruit seeps towards the edge and sticks.

janjam's picture

Lovely....have tried with strawberries and again lovely.

harriac's picture

superb cake and very quick to make and even quick to eat!

also works well with blackberries. yum yum

melring's picture

Made for a special picnic outing and I was not disappointed. All comments from my tasters were good! It was so easy and turned out exactly as it looked in the photo.

knittheknits's picture

"The best cake I've ever had," said my 16-year-old Italian nephew. Took five minutes to prepare and about the same length of time to disappear.

bronagh_g's picture

Brilliant so easy to make and tasted great will be making it again!!!!!

londonlois's picture

Great cake. Short on ground almonds so added extra flour and it still tasted good.

chrisp93's picture

I had to make this 4 or 5 hours before I could bake it, and was a bit anxious about it. I just covered it over while it waited at room temperature.

Fears were unfounded: great recipe, much enjoyed by my guests. This is a great recipe for almond-lovers who like to eat the seasons. Raspberries in the cake were delicious. Thanks.

lessers73's picture

Love it! We have warm with cream too...

kasmum's picture

I made this cake yesterday evening, substituted 300g of freshly picked blackberries, it was absolutely delicious. Going to try other fruits and variants. Think this is the best cake ever!

juliegracie's picture

This is a huge success - last night I made it for the 4th time! It's so easy and so successful. I made this for a friend and today I am going to make it for the 5th time - for myself!!

caromac's picture

Wow! This cake is ridiculously easy to make and tastes lovely. The bonus is that it looks like something you would pay a fortune for in a fancy coffee shop. Have made it three times now and may try again with different fruit.

dizzywaf's picture

This is such a simple cake to make, and comes out just like the picture, despite being made in a mixer it turned out to be very light. A truely lovely recipe. thank you

coralwh's picture

I made this cake last night for my best friend's birthday dinner at my house tonight. It looks so delicious and it was incredibly easy to make! I live in the USA and can't find ground almonds, so I bought almond slivers and processed them myself. I can't wait to try it!

peatcutter's picture

I was intrigued - "Best ever"?? So I read it, found it looked very simple and quick to make. So I made it. And it turned out absolutely great - easy to make, good to look at, tasted just lovely, everyone who had the good fortune to try it agreed. It's the best ever, right enough!
The only ingredient missing from my cupboard was fresh raspberries but I found a jar of pitted morello cherries so used them, instead. The result was excellent. I did buy rasps the next day and made it as per recipe. It really is a great wee cake. Thanks!

susanholmes's picture

So easy , lovely and moist . I have made this several times now using different fruits , just made again today using plums. Only problem it never last more than a day in our house.

lapinpatricia's picture

This is a great cake. Not only is it very easy to make but it comes out of the oven looking just as pretty as in the picture and it tastes delicious. It lasted barely 24 hours in our family of 4: perfect at any time of the day and night.


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