raspberry and almond cake (aka Bakewell Tart)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Raspberry and almond cake is my all-time favourite cake recipe for three reasons: it's super easy to bake, super delicious (rarely lasts a single hour in our house once out of the oven) and the finished cake is impressive. I cannot count the number of times people have asked me for this recipe.

So today I share with you.

I wish I could take full credit for this great recipe, but alas I cannot. I originally stumbled this great bake on the BBC Good Food website and haven't looked back since...

Homemade raspberry and almond cake, aka Bakewell Tart
homemade raspberry and almond cake, aka Bakewell Tart

  • 140g ground almonds
  • 140g softened butter
  • 140g golden caster sugar
  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250g raspberries, or a pot of quality raspberry jam works just as well
  • 2 tbsp flaked almonds
  • icing sugar to serve
  1. Heat your oven to 180ºC  and grease a 20cm loose-bottomed cake tin. 
  2. Throw all your ingredients - the ground almonds, butter, sugar, flour, eggs and vanilla extract into a bowl together and mix until well combined.
  3. Spread half the mixture over the bottom of your cake tin. 
  4. Scatter your raspberries over the top, or alternatively add a nice thick layer of raspberry jam.
  5. Dollop your remaining cake mixture on top of your fruit/jam and roughly spread.
  6. Scatter with flaked almonds to finish off and bake for 50 mins until golden brown. 
Homemade raspberry and almond cake, aka Bakewell Tart

Dust with icing sugar and serve warm from the oven with vanilla ice-cream. Yum!

Homemade raspberry and almond cake, aka Bakewell Tart

I'm off to eat cake...

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  1. I love it as well. Yours looks great! x

  2. Gosh that looks amazing!

    1. Thank you :) Easiest cake to make ever.

  3. Awww you need to pop up to Bakewell for their puddings - scrumptious (and so different from the tarts)

  4. Wow I will try it! I love super easy recipes!

    1. Let me know how you get on Georgia :)