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 (509)

joannewall's picture

Ok! The sponge was lighter than I had expected from the mix that went into the oven. Didn't look like the picture but did taste quite nice.

joannewall's picture

What a performance.... The cake mix was very stiff, despite following the recipe. Spreading the top layer was a drama. I make cakes regularly but won't be making this one again. It is in the oven, as I type... I am not sure it will make it beyond the bin. Hopefully I will be proved wrong. I have made a couple of other Barney recipes and don't click with them either... Not convinced would be my summary.

nunanna's picture

I use frozen raspberries as fresh are not available often where we live. This is a delicious cake which is always a success and looks impressive too.

xpinkiix's picture

I've made this a couple of times now its lovely, We all love cherry bakewells and this is very similar but a lot quicker to make and looks great i'm going to try it with cherry's next time.

cazzyf's picture

Quick to make as all ingredients put in the bowl together. The mixture is quite stiff so a bit tricky spreading it in the tin but the end result is worth it. The raspberries give it moistness and a slight tang against the sweetness. Took it to work and everyone loved it. Look forward to making it again. Might try it with cherries next time?!

debcam75's picture

A great easy recipie. Wasn't sure how it would turn out as mixture seemed a little dry but it was lovely. Would defenitly make again :)

robhogg's picture

I made this a couple of weeks ago, with frozen raspberries - absolutely delicious (particularly warm, with ice cream).

I also didn't line the (springform) tin, but greased and floured it, and the cake turned out fine.

turnip59uk's picture

I have just made this cake and taken it out of the oven (at last!). It has taken an hour and a half to cook! Will report on taste later.

magsmoriarty's picture

Fab cake, so easy!

vwaddy's picture

Absolutely delicious! This cake was seriously popular and everyone said it must have taken me hours and lots of effort. It was a quick in the blender job and the berries and almonds make you feel like it is a healthy mix!! I love this cake recipe. LOVE LOVE LOVE Highly recommend

faye_ella's picture

Really nice cake although didn't taste as 'almondy' or sweet as I expected. This was only second cake I've made though so delighted how it turned out. It didn't last long at work. I would make again.

duggy96's picture

I made 4 of these in a week for friends and colleagues, everyone was impressed with how tasty it is. 5 stars from me, easy to make, looks good and tastes great.

janeysalt's picture

I baked this cake for an occasion at work and had so many good comments - very easy to make and delicious hot or cold

marycostigan's picture

Simple. Delicious, especially when warm. Almonds + Raspberries are best friends =)

julie1410's picture

Easiest cake I have ever made. Delicious too, would add some almond essence next time though.

abikinsey's picture

Such an easy recipe for such a FANTASTIC tasty cake!! Got high praise for my first attempt at this cake, will def make again!

julieallen56's picture

Just made this recipe and it came lovely
Did need a little longer in the oven than stated

dashna21's picture

I love cherry bakewells and this for some reason didnt have the wow factor me. It was very easy to make and the end result was great but maybe i needed to do something different. I will try it again.

myfanw's picture

Made yesterday but substituted gluten free self raising flour. Once it was in tin I realised my tin was a bit bigger than the size suggested but it still turned out really nice. Really moist and got hubby's thumbs up! Will definitely make again

andytaylor128's picture

easy & cheap to make, lovely eating!


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