Cherry bakewells

  • Total Time

    1h 10m
    • Prep Time

    • Bake Time

  • Serves



A delightfully light fruity bake.  The flavours of summer in a slice!  Perfect to bake and share for afternoon tea.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C (350˚F, gas mark 4).

  2. For the base place the flour, sugar, semolina and baking powder into a bowl and rub in the butter with the fingertips (this can be done in a food processor), until it the mixture starts to some together.

  3. Tip into an 8 x 12in tin, and press down to cover the base. Cook for 20 minutes. Leave to cool.

  4. Spread the base with the cherry jam.

  5. Whisk the eggs and egg yolk together in a large bowl, then add the sugar, ground almonds and vanilla and mix well.

  6. Melt the butter and then whisk into the almond mixture. Pour the mixture over the jam and cook for 25 minutes.

  7. Sprinkle the flaked almonds over the top then cook for a further 15-18 minutes, until the top is golden.

  8. Leave to cool for a few minutes then cut into fingers and place onto a cooling rack to cool completely. Dust with golden icing sugar before serving.

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  1. 4 star rating

    Why so much sugar? We reduced the sugar amounts by a third and, even then, it was still a bit too sweet. Bakewell slices are meant to be almond-y yet the recipe calls for Vanilla extract but no Almond extract - we added an equal amount of almond extract - much better.

    Great to hear your adaptation of the recipe worked out well for you and that you enjoyed it.

  2. 5 star rating

    Lovely, I got a lot of compliments

  3. 5 star rating

    We love easy to make and a very special treat at any occasion!

  4. 5 star rating

    These are marvellous... I've been making them for a couple of years now and for many different occasions - always a very special treat!

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