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 (512)

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!

Fonti's picture

This is the first cake i've ever made and it was lovely! Looked just like the picture aswell. Certainly impressed the boyfriend.

juicyjulie52's picture

Tried this cake today, didn't have almonds so used 1 tsp of almond extract to cake mix instead, the cake was lovely and very moist, will certainly be baking this again!

vicib1980's picture

Great recipe but going to try with frozen raspberries instead and more almond extract as not quite the bakewell taste I was after.

clairelumley1981's picture

WOW this was absolutely delicious and so simple to make subsituted the vanilla extract for almond as recommended. Yum yum.

gailjones's picture

This is the best cake I have ever made. It is easy and absolutely delicious. Worthy of 10 stars

aiessa's picture

I have made this cake on three occasions and it always turns out moist and lush. I break pieces of white chocolate and push them into the cake batter. This makes the cake even more moist and squidgy. Works well against sharp raspberries. Also replace vanilla for almond extract.

nancysadler88's picture

This was a really nice cake and a lot more moist than I expected. My food processor did not take kindly to me shoving butter, flour, sugar, eggs etc in it and almost broke, however that may be down to the quality of the food processor! So I hand mixed instead. Would make again and maybe include some raspberry jam.

arsenal-yummy's picture

Not almondy enough:-(

condersma's picture

Here in California we don't use "self raising flour" so it would be great to have recipes show the alternative. Many people in USA use these recipes -- I've shared them with so many of my Facebook friends and they love them!

Frantic Flapjack's picture

I can't really add any more than all of the other positive comments above except to say very easy to make and tastes delicious - it's one for the binder.

lesleyviggers's picture

So excited to be making my first one of the year. Picked the raspberries yesterday afternoon , been dreaming about it all night. One of my most favourite recipes, fail safe delicious versatile and gorgeous

scottmatthewtaylor's picture

Fantastic recipe. Thanks.

Cake was easy to make and very tasty!

gilly-m's picture

I have just made this using raspberries from my allotment. I must say it is absolutely delicious. I have never used my food processor to make a cake, but shall definitely do so again.... It is so easy! Thanks Barney for another great recipe.

m155nwp's picture

Must be the easiest cake in the world to make and very tasty. Would work well with most soft berry type fruit

nicoleinafrica's picture

This is my cake of the year- absolutely fabulous- moist and tasty and light all at once. Rasberries are expensive in SA, so I use some strawberries and some rasberry jam for that tang. I also put more almonds on top, as I love that crunch, and it looks so pretty- I serve it for pud with crea, still warm, making it for my bookclub next week

susieone's picture

This cake is on my list of favourites already! I made it over the weekend with a mixture of raspberries and blueberries that I had left over. Amazingly easy and quick to make. Great for a pudding with creme fraiche or cream, and equally good as a moist cake for eating at any time!! Not too sweet either.

devaodoherty's picture

I made this yesterday & it was delicious! I don't have a food processor so just used the electric hand whisk and baked it in a fan oven for 60mins. I only had 150g of raspberries but it still worked really well. I'll definitely be making again with the full quantity. Very quick, simple & tasty!


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