These cherry bakewell muffins are simply fabulous! With a light fluffy texture, a delicious icing topping and a sweet cherry to top, they’re my take on the classic bakewell tart.
If you love the classic bakewell tart almond flavours then you’ll love these cherry bakewell muffins.
Plus they won’t affect your waistline quite as much being only 200 calories each!
But just how exactly did the idea for these cherry bakewell muffins come about?
Well, I was raking through my kitchen ingredients cupboard a couple of weeks ago and I came across a little plastic container of glace cherries.
Now for the life of me I just could not remember what I bought these in for!
After much thinking, I began to imagine some kind of bakewell tart recipe, but perhaps done as a muffin instead of the classic recipe.
I also had some ground almonds that I bought more recently in order to re-do an older curry recipe’s picture, the Lamb Rogan Josh one, and so I though, why not cherry bakewell muffins?
You could also call these cherry bakewell cupcakes. Either way, I think you’ll find them absolutely delicious!
To make these I was able to change some of my skinny coconut and vanilla muffins recipe ingredients.
So it didn’t involve too much in the way of kitchen experimentation as I had other dishes I wanted to try out.
I made these on Saturday morning, and they were still quite soft for eating yesterday (Monday) kept in a cake tin.
If you are reading this and you get a chance to actually let me know how long they lasted for you, then I’ll adjust this recipe to that effect!
Cakes don’t tend to last long in our house. Thanks. 🙂
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- Pyrex mixing glass bowl
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- Wire baking rack
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Cherry Bakewell Muffins Recipe
Keep your cherry bakewll muffins in an air tight container and they should last for up to 3 days.
I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂
Cherry Bakewell Muffins
For the muffins:-
- 200 g self-raising flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 75 g caster sugar
- 40 g ground almonds
- 90 g glace cherries chopped
- 3 eggs
- 50 ml sunflower oil
- 2 tbsp no fat yogurt
For the topping:-
- 100 g icing sugar
- 2 tbsp . lemon juice
- 12 glace cherries for topping
- Preheat oven to 180C (Fan) and line a 12 hole cupcake / muffin tin with paper cases.
- In a large mixing bowl, sift the flour and baking powder, then add the sugar, ground almonds and chopped glace cherries.
- In a smaller mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, oil and yogurt together.
- Using a plastic spatula gradually fold the wet egg mixture into the dry flour mixture to make a batter.
- Spoon the mixture equally between the 12 paper cases.
- Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until the muffins have risen and are golden brown. Check they are fully cooked inside by inserting a tooth pick into one and ensuring it comes out clean,
- Transfer the muffins onto a wire rack and allow them to cool completely.
- Once cooled sift the icing sugar into a bowl and mix it with the lemon juice.
- Top each muffin with approximately ½ tsp. icing and a glace cherry and allow the icing to set.