English Bakewell Tart..

Racquel Sweeney


This is a recipe that my Aunty gave to me ,I simply love bakewell tart. My Aunt's mother in -law, gave her this old recipe , many ,many years ago. This is a delicious cake that uses ground almonds, which makes it wonderfully moist.
So I hope you like and enjoy..... :)


★★★★★ 2 votes

20 Min
35 Min



  • 6 oz
    plain flour (sieved)
  • 4 oz
  • 1 Tbsp
    caster sugar
  • 2 - 3 tsp
    cold water

  • 2 Tbsp
    rasberry jam
  • 3 oz
    plain flour (sieved)
  • 3 oz
  • 3 oz
    caster sugar
  • 2 tsp
    almond extract
  • 100 g
    ground almonds
  • 2
    eggs (beaten)
  • 3 Tbsp
    cold water
  • 1
    hand full of flake almonds for top of tart

  • ·
    icing sugar for dusting when tart has cooled

How to Make English Bakewell Tart..


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180c/375f.
    lightly grease with butter or baking spray 8inch spring ring baking tin.
  2. Sieved flour and sugar into a bowl.
    Rub into that the butter, until the mixture resembles bread crumbs.
    Then add sufficient water to make a soft dough.
  3. Transfer the dough to a lightly flour surface, and lightly knead and smooth out the dough .
    Roll out and use to line your prepared tin.
  4. Line the pastry case with greaseproof paper, and fill with baking beans to blind bake the pastry .
    Cooked in a pre-heated @ 180c/375f for 10 minutes.
    You just want your pastry to have a light pale golden colour .Once finish remove the beans and greaseproof paper.
  5. Spread the raspberry jam on the inside of the pastry case ,then set a side.
  6. For the filling = Beat in the butter, sugar and almond extract altogether in a bowl.
    Until soft and creamy with a hand held mixer or whatever you use .
    Then beat in the eggs and flour ,add to that the ground almonds and 3 tablespoons of cold water and mix well together.. Spoon the mixture over the jam filled pastry case . Sprinkle on top of tart the flake almonds .
  7. Bake in pre-heated oven @180/375f for 35 minutes if you have a fan oven like I do ,I suggest that you cover the bakewell tart on the last 10 minutes in baking to prevent the top from over browning . When ready the top should be frim (stick test the tart piece the top with a sewer if comes out clean the tart is done) .Leave to cool ,then dust over the top some icing sugar..

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About English Bakewell Tart..

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Irish
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Hashtags: #almonds, #cake

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