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

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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.

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Comments (509)

jaywalker's picture

When I made this recipie I didnt have almonds of any I used desicated coconut.......and I exchanged the butter for 150ml of sunflower oil.
I nearly got mugged for the finished product! Went down a storm!
Am having to make it again this week...and i now have i will try one with almonds........and one with coconut.

anetak1980's picture

Love the cake! So easy to make and so tasty!

xanthopoulou's picture

great cake!!! i used all sorts of berrries(frozen), only lasted for a couple of hours. I ll do it again wirh fresh berries

allidunn's picture

Absolutely gorgeous!! Had our first slice as it was still warm with some pouring cream! Delicious!! I agree, a spoon of almond essence. So easy to make - I made it in my food mixer and used frozen raspberries, much cheaper and just as good!!

mrsmojos's picture

Delightful, delicious recipe - easy to make but an impressive taste!

petrastone's picture

I love this recipe, I've made it a few times and always goes down a storm. Last time I bought it to a friends dinner party and was begged to pop home and make another one as it was eaten in about 5 seconds flat!

I have substituted the raspberries with blueberries or blackberries or a mix of all three whatever is available. I've also used slightly more ground almonds and less flour which makes it lovely and gooey, oh and at least 3 tablespoons of flaked almonds.

jsuddaby's picture

I served it warm with a raspberry coulis and a dollop of soured cream. Guests loved it. I am making it again today .so quick and easy

jsuddaby's picture

I served it warm with a raspberry coulis and a dollop of soured cream. Guests loved it. I am making it again today .so quick and easy

outerskin1973's picture

Delicious and very easy to make.

Ladyratatouille's picture

No wonder this recipe gets top mark, it is really that good and that easy! I was worried at first as the batter was really stiff and very difficult to spread in the tin especially for the top layer. But it turned out perfectly. I added almond essence to and cooked it in a tray, which made perfect little square portions. Will make again.

joyjoybird's picture

Beautiful and simple!

joyjoybird's picture

Beautiful and simple!

sjbeck19's picture

I so cocked up this recipe when baking, busy juggling work calls and kids. First forgot flour and had to scoop out of tin and mix in, then Forgot to do the half and half raspberry in the middle thing so ended up kind of stirring it about a bit. Bunged it in the oven......... 50mins later hey presto the cake fairy had been and put it right, delicious cake yummy!!!! Super easy recipe if you concentrate, bomb proof if you don't!

kfurber's picture

I couldn't believe how easy this was to make! It was gobbled down as quickly as it was thrown together! This is a great cake to have up your sleeve for surprise guests.

debigee1's picture

Tried this tiday and loved it served with a dollop of vanilla ice cream. I only had 150g of raspberries but it seemed plenty. Lovely ,moist cake . I may try a liitle almond essence next time as mentioned but it was pretty perfect as it is.

hadfieldk's picture

A VERY easy and delicious cake. I had unexpected visitors and easily made this in 10min (before cooking time). I didn't have enough ground almonds so added 70g gr almonds and 70g desicated coconut and it turned out really well. Tha cake is moist and the raspberries really cut though the cake - i only used 150g and was plenty in there! Will def make again as is so easy, tasty and looks impressive!

nanacath's picture

Lovely cake! Lots of flavour. Looked exactly as the picture. Mixture seemed quite stiff when putting in tin, but worked all the same.

anook_puke's picture

I used leftover cherries in a jar, but it really doesn't matter which fruits one uses as the real star of the show is the beautiful frangipani flavour. Such a simple cake to bake yet extremely impressive. Was gobbled up by all before the oven had cooled!

anon's picture

Followed the recipe but used a larger tin by mistake - made a total mess of spreading the top layer but this is a forgiving recipe - it looked & smelt fantastic when it was done. Might make again using lemon zest in the cake mixture

nanacath's picture

This is so easy to make, and looks just like the picture. Tastes delicious too!!


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