Recipe: Crunchy almond & raspberry cake with dark chocolate

Posted on Jul 13 2016 - 3:00pm by Samantha Clark
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Crunchy almond & raspberry cake with dark chocolate

Our latest raspberry recipe is one to whet your appetite for the Great British Bake Off which starts early August, yes, it’s returning for it’s 7th year running! We think this’ll be the perfect accompaniment to a lovely cuppa!

Vegetarian
Preparation time:10 minutes
Cooking time:60-65 minutes
Total time:70-75 minutes
Serves: 8

Ingredients

175g butter, at room temperature
175g golden caster sugar
3 medium Waitrose British Blacktail Free Range Eggs
150g self-raising flour
75g ground almonds
150g Doria Amaretti Biscuits, crumbled
50g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
200g raspberries
Mascarpone or cream, to serve

Method

  1. Grease and base line a 20cm, loose-bottomed cake tin. Preheat the oven to 160ºC, gas mark 3.
  2. Using electric beaters, whisk together the butter, sugar, eggs, flour and almonds until smooth and creamy. Carefully fold in two-thirds each of the biscuits, chocolate and raspberries, and spoon into the prepared tin. Scatter the remaining biscuits, raspberries and chocolate on top.
  3. Bake for 60-65 minutes or until risen, golden brown and set. Leave to sit in the tin for 5 minutes then lift out and leave to cool completely. Slice and serve with a spoonful of mascarpone or cream.

Cook’s tip
Any leftovers should be kept in the fridge for up to 2 days and are delicious served chilled.

This recipe was provided by Waitrose, they’ve a recipe page that is well worth a look at, it’s pretty inspiring!Waitrose logo

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