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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!

Cherry Bakewell Muffins

Delightful little mini muffins based on the classic Bakewell tart recipe.
Course Home Baking
Cuisine British
Keyword bakewell muffins, cherry bakewell cupcakes, glace cherry muffins
Servings 12
Calories 200kcal
Author Neil


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.


Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 31.1g | Protein: 4.3g | Fat: 6.9g | Saturated Fat: 1.1g | Cholesterol: 46.8mg | Sodium: 80mg | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 16.8g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 0.7mg