Cherry Bakewell Cupcakes

The latest recipe from our top 20 bakes for kids, is one I have been looking forward to. It is the Cherry Bakewell cupcakes. It’s not quite the famous Bakewell Tart, from our home county of Derbyshire. But I’m still expecting these to be really nice.


  • 150g butter
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 100g self raising flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tea spoon baking powder
  • 60g ground almonds
  • 1 table spoon milk
  • handful of glace cherries


  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases.
  • For the cupcakes, cream the butter in a bowl until light and fluffy. Add the remaining ingredients, including the cherries which should be chopped to taste, and mix until well combined.
  • Spoon the mixture into the cases and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until risen and golden-brown and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
Cherry Bakewell cupcakes

I have to be honest. I forgot the baking powder, so they didn’t raise very well. Put this isn’t the place for expert baking haha. The kids wanted to sift icing sugar on top of the cakes, as neither are keen on icing. I’d like to make some more, with some proper icing, with a cherry on top, and remembering the baking powder. It’s something I will definitely be doing.

Even so, our cherry Bakewell cupcakes tasted really nice, and they didn’t last long at all. I wasn’t sure if the kids would like the almond flavour, but Lily loves them. I don’t think Jack liked them quite as much, but he still are them. As always, thank you for reading.

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My name is Adam. I live with my partner Natalie, and our 2 children Jack and Lily. Both children are autistic, it is now my mission to show what life around autism is like. Spread the awareness and gain the acceptance that autistic people deserve.

10 thoughts on “Cherry Bakewell Cupcakes

  • September 23, 2020 at 9:23 am

    I love anything cherry Bakewell, I bet these were delicious 😋

    • September 23, 2020 at 10:23 am

      Me too, and they were great 😊

  • September 23, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    We just introduced our kids to Bakewell pudding. 8yo loved it. 5yon thoroughly unimpressed. Maybe cupcakes would go down better….

    • September 23, 2020 at 9:13 pm

      Hah yeah maybe, it’s been a long time since I’ve had the “proper” pudding. I need to get some

  • September 23, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    Sounds like they went down well! Despite the baking powder… but let’s gloss over that. I personally prefer icing (like, on EVERYTHING) but these look great to have with a cuppa!

    • September 23, 2020 at 9:19 pm

      I’m a bit fussy with icing, it has to be “just so”, and I’m guessing I’ve passed it onto the kids.

  • September 24, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    Good idea to put the cherries in the sponge mix. I like icing on top, sweeter the better!

  • September 24, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    They look yummy, not a recipe I’ve tried before, will give it a bash.

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