Raspberry bakewell cake

Raspberry bakewell cake

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(530 ratings)

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 a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

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



    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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11th Aug, 2019
This is a lovely cake and so easy. We made it after getting carried away at the pick your own raspberry farm, and followed the recommendation of other reviewers to add a teaspoon of almond extract, which worked well. A couple of tablespoons of milk in the food processor with the other ingredients slackened the mix enough to spread it easily and had no impact on the final result. I've another one in the oven now, after stumbling across a bush of beautiful ripe brambles while on a walk yesterday!
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Sara Parry
8th Jul, 2019
Made this as I had a glut of raspberries in the garden & I had all the other ingredients in my fridge/cupboards. So pleased I did make it, it was delicious & very quickly eaten by all of us. I thought it was almondy enough without any extra essence, just the vanilla one as detailed. Another one to make again.
7th Jul, 2019
Delicious cake. Served as a summer dessert with double cream. Very simple and quick to make. I didn’t have quite enough raspberries so added some blueberries to make up the difference. Looks pretty. Enjoyed by all.
26th May, 2019
Another cake that definitely deserves its excellent reviews. I found I needed to use my fingers to spread the batter over the fruit but the cake always comes out perfectly after baking. Works well with plumbs, raspberries or blueberries. Perfect warm with a blob of thick cream
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10th Mar, 2019
I’ve made this cake twice now- once at home and once again for a school bake sale! This cake is so, so delicious. The delicate, sweet, subtle taste of almond is absolutely perfect paired with the tart, contrasting raspberries running through it. The sponge is very moist and airy. I used frozen raspberries which were cheaper than fresh, and the juice from them made it perfectly moist. Delicious!!! Soon going to make for a third time!!!
3rd Mar, 2019
I substitute Flora Light for the butter, in the interests of my husband's weight, and if you've got some white chocolate to drizzle over the cooked cake, it's an improvement to icing sugar. Very easy to make cake, very popular, and guests always think I've bought it, don't know why they think that's a compliment, but it is.
MB seastar
24th Feb, 2019
This cake is great - a real crowd-pleaser - the first cake that was approved by all the family. I subbed self raising four for plain wholemeal and added 3\4 a teaspoon of baking powder and used 100g of caster sugar. I added almond essence and red food colouring. Instead of fresh raspberries, I used frozen mixed berries as it is Winter and I also added blended frozen fruit to the sponge to make it extra tangy. A lovely cake but denser than most cakes - if you like lighter cakes try adapting a normal sponge.
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24th Dec, 2018
Lovely tasting moist cake, rather soft and pudding like instead of light and airy. Tastes moorish eaten with cream. To make the batter a bit more easy to handle I used 100ml light and mild olive oil together with 40g butter instead of the 140g butter as per the recipe. Worked a treat! Almond essence would be a good addition.
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Bethia Murray
10th Dec, 2018
Fifth time baking this cake this evening. I love it and I’m an amateur baker. I would recommend reading the comments and tips prior to baking for advice as the batter is hard to work with and you need to be prepared! I use my fingers and a spoon to spread the top layer of cake mix over the raspberries, and embed the raspberries a little into the first layer. Tonight I didn’t have enough raspberries so added blueberries as well, will see how that works out! I also add one teaspoon of almond extract as well as the vanilla, and grate a couple of tablespoons of marzipan into the mix. As well as more flaked almonds on top. 45-50 mins in the oven (fan 160) works perfectly for me. Just make sure your oven is sufficiently preheated.
5th Oct, 2018
Such a simple recipe but fabulous - I added almond essence rather than vanilla essence for an extra almondy taste.


9th Jul, 2018
Any idea of oven temp. and cooking time for this, if I increase quantities by 1/3 and cook in a 9in tin?
3rd Oct, 2017
I would like to serve this cake warm with ice cream. Once its made and cooled, is it possible to warm it through in the microwave to serve as dessert?
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6th Oct, 2017
Thanks for your question. Yes, absolutely! We'd recommend warming for a short period, adding the final sprinkle of icing sugar afterwards for effect.
11th Aug, 2017
A quick question, l only have a 20cm Victoria sponge tin, if l line the bottom of the tin with parchment paper, do you think all the ingredients will go into the tin and bake ok?
12th Aug, 2017
Hi spagirl, someone asked a similar question back in 2013 and the team replied that provided you lined the whole tin, including sides, you should be able to remove your cake once it has cooled.
30th Aug, 2017
Thank you dirtgirl, l tried what you suggested and it turned out beautifully. Thank you for answering my question.
18th Jul, 2017
Hi, Just wondered if I can make it on a Tuesday and refrigerate for Thursday evening?
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31st Jul, 2017
Thanks for your question. This type of cake is at its moistest when just baked. However, if you wrap it really well in cling film and put it in an airtight container, it should be fine two days later.
30th Apr, 2017
I followed the recipe exactly and the cake came out quite flat, is this normal? Thanks
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5th May, 2017
Thanks for your question. As you can see from the recipe picture, this is not a very deep cake. The texture would be denser than a Victoria sandwich for example but still a little springy. If this was the case then no problem. If not, it could be that the cake didn't go into the oven straight away or that the oven wasn't fully up to temperature. We hope that solves the mystery and that you were able to enjoy your cake either way.


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