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Friday, 27 April 2012

Cherry bakewell cupcakes

I hadn't done any proper baking for a while, and cherry bakewell cupcakes have been on my [ever growing] 'to bake' list for quite some time. If you like cherry bakewells and like cupcakes [I'm sorry, but who doesn't?] then you'll love these. To be fair, I mainly made these for my boyfriend as he loves cherry bakewells, but I did enjoy a couple myself!



For the cupcakes

150g margarine
150g caster sugar
100g self-raising flour
3 free-range eggs
1 tsp baking powder
60g ground almonds
1 tbsp milk
90g raspberry jam

For the icing
250g icing sugar
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
12 glacé cherries

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line a muffin tin with 12 cupcake cases.

For the cupcakes, cream the margarine in a bowl until light and fluffy. Add the rest of the ingredients, minus the jam, and stir until combined.

Spoon the mixture into the cases and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until risen and golden brown. Leave to cool for 10 minutes.

For the icing, mix the icing sugar and lemon juice together in a bowl until smooth.

Use an apple corer [or, if you don't have one, a knife will do] to make a hole in the middle of each cupcake. Carefully spoon jam into each hole.

Spoon the icing onto each cupcake, and top with a cherry!



  1. these look ace, actually very jealous. I love baking well more specifically the eating part that follows. xxx

  2. They look lovely! I want one!


  3. Wow, they look lovely! I remember seeing these on Instagram and thinking they looked so nice!

    - Olivia xx

  4. My other half loves cherry bakewells too, so I bake cupcakes just like these! only we call them 'cherry fakewells' =p
    Almond extract gives a really good almondy kick =]


  5. Oh my goodness these look scrummy! x

  6. yum yum yum, thanks for posting this recipe! cant wait to have a go at making them x

  7. Those look beautiful and delicious!