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(Cushion: C/O Jan Constantine via Out There Interiors, Glass bottle: Waitrose)

Taken from my favourite Great British Bake Off 'Learn How To Bake' recipe book- this raspberry cake is one of my favourite things to bake, and is perfect for lunch, as desert with ice cream or wrapped in foil and taken for a sneaky office snack (the ideal way to ward off the 4 o'clock munchies)! In all honesty, anything that Berry and Hollywood come up with is going to be a winner, but for sponge novices- these are perfect, and equate to minimal soggy bottom and ultimate tastiness.

You will need:
- 250g unsalted butter
- 250g caster sugar
- 4 eggs, lightly beaten
- 250g self raising flour
- 75g ground almonds
- 225g fresh raspberries
- Icing sugar to sprinkle!

1. Preheat the over to 180 degrees- and beat the butter in your mixing bowl until it is smooth and creamy. Add the sugar and mix until fluffy.

2. Gradually add in the eggs, beating in each until it disappears. When you are left with just a couple of tablespoons of egg, beat a tablespoon of flour into the mixture in between each addition (this sounds more complex than it is). 27 28
3. Sift the rest of the flour into the mixture, and sprinkle the ground almonds on top; gently fold in the almonds, until everything is combined.

4. Scatter half of the raspberries in, and gently fold in. Scrape the mixture into your prepared cake tin (lined with grease proof paper and butter around the edges) and spread evenly. Plop the rest of your raspberries on top- they will sink in! IMG_2795p IMG_2803p
5. Place in the oven and bake for 1-1 1/4 hours until the cake is a little lighter than mine (silly Liv). Use the skewer/cocktail stick/knife test to see if your cake is done- if it isn't pop it back in for another 5 minutes!

6. Leave to cool before removing from the tin- and sprinkle with icing sugar. Eat within 3 days (like you won't do that...)
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(Cushion: C/O Jan Constantine via Out There Interiors, Glass bottle: Waitrose)

Taken from my favourite Great British Bake Off 'Learn How To Bake' recipe book- this raspberry cake is one of my favourite things to bake, and is perfect for lunch, as desert with ice cream or wrapped in foil and taken for a sneaky office snack (the ideal way to ward off the 4 o'clock munchies)! In all honesty, anything that Berry and Hollywood come up with is going to be a winner, but for sponge novices- these are perfect, and equate to minimal soggy bottom and ultimate tastiness.

You will need:
- 250g unsalted butter
- 250g caster sugar
- 4 eggs, lightly beaten
- 250g self raising flour
- 75g ground almonds
- 225g fresh raspberries
- Icing sugar to sprinkle!

1. Preheat the over to 180 degrees- and beat the butter in your mixing bowl until it is smooth and creamy. Add the sugar and mix until fluffy.

2. Gradually add in the eggs, beating in each until it disappears. When you are left with just a couple of tablespoons of egg, beat a tablespoon of flour into the mixture in between each addition (this sounds more complex than it is). 27 28
3. Sift the rest of the flour into the mixture, and sprinkle the ground almonds on top; gently fold in the almonds, until everything is combined.

4. Scatter half of the raspberries in, and gently fold in. Scrape the mixture into your prepared cake tin (lined with grease proof paper and butter around the edges) and spread evenly. Plop the rest of your raspberries on top- they will sink in! IMG_2795p IMG_2803p
5. Place in the oven and bake for 1-1 1/4 hours until the cake is a little lighter than mine (silly Liv). Use the skewer/cocktail stick/knife test to see if your cake is done- if it isn't pop it back in for another 5 minutes!

6. Leave to cool before removing from the tin- and sprinkle with icing sugar. Eat within 3 days (like you won't do that...)
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42 comments:

  1. Looks amazing!! Definitely gunna the this xx

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  2. that looks DELISH. i'm thinking about getting the recipe book for my mum, looks like it's a good 'un if you create beautiful food like this! love your blog, it's my favourite. xo

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  3. This looks so yummy!

    I definitely should not have read this when I'm trying to be good ;)

    Hmm maybe...

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  4. This looks delicious, might have to try this recipe out for myself!
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  5. This looks so yummy, and your photos are gorgeous as always. Might have to invest in that book x

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  6. mmm it looks delicious and just in time for GBBO!!! SOOOOOO exciting xxxx

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  7. mmmm, looks so yummy, I love the photos! xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

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  8. This looks divine! GBBO is one of my all time favourites! xxx


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  9. OMG this looks amazing and so yum! :)

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  10. My mouth is seriously watering!! This looks absolutely delicious!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  11. This looks absolutely delicious, I love your food photography it really is so colourful & tastyxx

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  12. That looks gorgeous!
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  13. This looks so yummy, I need to have a go at making it!

    Ellen // A little bit Unique // Facebook // Bloglovin



    xx

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  14. yummmilliciousss

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  15. Your recipe posts always make me so hungry!! :)

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  16. Oh my gosh this looks amazing. Such beautiful pics! xx

    Essie | The Li'l Sparrow

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  17. This sounds sooo good, could definitely just eat that mixture raw mmm. Might have to have a go at making this over the weekend! x

    The Little Things

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  18. This looks so good, wish I could try it! I also the cushion in the background, I love cute things like that :)

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    xx

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  19. This looks so yummy....I always think cake feels more healthy when it has some form of fruit in it (or perhaps I'm just kidding myself on haha) lovely photography by the way :)

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  20. I need to eat this cake right now!! So scrummy and delicious...can I lick out the bowl?? Beautiful presentation and photography, I feel proud to be British!

    -Birdyblue xx

    www.birdybluesky.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. This looks oh so delicious!
    Look the sporadic raspberries - gives it a very rustic, homely look.
    Love Isabella x
    Isabella Mozzarella

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  22. A successful post and fresh ! :3

    Love, unicorns and glitter on you. <3

    Florian,
    http://www.like-enchanted.com

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  23. Oh my gosh that looks so so so good!

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  24. mmm it looks so delicious yum!

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  25. absolutely gorgeous!

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  26. I actually have some raspberries in the freezer so I should probably try something like this! Looks delicious!

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  27. Baking posts are some of my favourite things in the blogging world- that looks gorgeous, might give it a go!

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  28. Yum! The photos you have taken of this are lush :)

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  29. This looks so yummy I will definitely have to try this :)

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  30. This cake looks amazing! There is a Great British Bake Off recipe book? How did I not know this? I must buy!

    Ashumi
    xx

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  31. wow it looks so delicious! thank you so much for this recipe! :)

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