Cherry Bakewell Muffins

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. 

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 those, try these, plus they won’t affect your waistline as much being only 200 calories each!

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?

And so they were born!

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 those, try these, plus they won’t affect your waistline as much being only 200 calories each!

I was able to change some of my skinny coconut and vanilla muffins recipe ingredients so that it didn’t involve too much in the way of kitchen experimentation as I had other dishes I wanted to try out.

This meant I would have something to post on this, the second week of my Commonwealth Games volunteering.

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! Thanks. 🙂

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 those, try these, plus they won’t affect your waistline as much being only 200 calories each!

Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014

So, here’s some more photographs from the Commonwealth Games. Again, sorry for the quality, but I’m not allowed to take my DSLR camera in, I’d look like someone from the press!

Hampden Park Rain

A little rain on Sunday wont hurt anyone! Looks more like the Glasgow weather we are used to instead of the tropical heat-wave we’ve been experiencing lately!

Hampden Park Rain2

Wet Athletics track before the 44,000 spectators descend!

Me Access Control Point

My role on Sunday as Access Control Monitor. “No labelled laminate, no lift”!

Proclaimers Karaoke

44,000 spectators enjoy signing along to The Proclaimers “500 miles”.

Sun Out On Monday

The weather looks a little better on the Monday morning early on.

Crowds begin to gather Hampden Park Monday

Crowds begin to queue as the sun beings to come out on Monday!

Hampden Park Hammer Throw Thursday

Hammer throw inside a sunny Hampden Park stadium, Monday.

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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 those, try these, plus they won’t affect your waistline as much being only 200 calories each!
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Cherry Bakewell Muffins
Delightful little mini muffins based on the classic Bakewell tart recipe.
Course: Home Baking
Servings: 12
Calories: 200 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
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
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180C (Fan) and line a 12 hole cupcake / muffin tin with paper cases.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift the flour and baking powder, then add the sugar, ground almonds and chopped glace cherries.
  3. In a smaller mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, oil and yogurt together.
  4. Using a plastic spatula gradually fold the wet egg mixture into the dry flour mixture to make a batter.
  5. Spoon the mixture equally between the 12 paper cases.
  6. 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,
  7. Transfer the muffins onto a wire rack and allow them to cool completely.
  8. Once cooled sift the icing sugar into a bowl and mix it with the lemon juice.
  9. Top each muffin with approximately ½ tsp. icing and a glace cherry and allow the icing to set.

Nutrition Facts
Cherry Bakewell Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 62
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.9g 11%
Saturated Fat 1.1g 6%
Cholesterol 46.8mg 16%
Sodium 80mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 31.1g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5%
Sugars 16.8g
Protein 4.3g 9%
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 8%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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 those, try these, plus they won’t affect your waistline as much being only 200 calories each!

See the previous post of Indian Scrambled Eggs for the photographs from the Opening Ceremony. I’m waiting to hear now too, if I have been successful in being chosen for a shift at the Closing Ceremony, this Sunday 3rd August, which should be a HUGE concert party, where apparently Kylie will perform. 😉

Hope you enjoy the cherry bakewell muffin recipe too! 😀

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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 those, try these, plus they won’t affect your waistline as much being only 200 calories each!

Comments

  1. huntfortheverybest says:

    they are so cute and look yummy!

  2. I like these. I have some cherries left over from holiday baking in need to use. I will try your muffins. Thanks for sharing.

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