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Spelt Almond Bakewell Slices | © 2016 | | © 2016 |

A classic English shortcrust pastry, adapted from taste, with a hidden layer of raspberry jam, on top of which is a almond-flavoured cake and a topping of flaked almonds. It freezes well and makes a wonderful treat for afternoon tea.

PastryAlmond Cake
  • 180 g Butter, chilled and diced
  • 2 tbsp Raw brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla powder
  • 1 Large Egg yolk
  • 280 g White spelt flour
  • 1 tbsp Iced water
  • 150 g butter, softened
  • 100 g Raw brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla powder
  • 3 Eggs
  • 150 g Almond meal
  • 50 g White spelt flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 150 g Raspberry jam
  • 40 g Flaked almonds
  1. Make Sweet Shortcrust Pastry: Place flour, sugar, vanilla powder and butter in a food processor. Process until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Add yolk and iced water. Process until pastry just comes together, adding extra water if necessary. Turn out pastry onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently until smooth. Shape into a disc. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Grease and line a 28cm square springform pan. Press the pastry into the bottom of the prepared pan. Prick the base with a fork and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Line pastry case with baking paper. Fill with pie weights or uncooked beans and blind-bake for 10 minutes. Remove the beans and paper. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes or until base is light golden. Set aside to cool slightly. Spread the pastry case with raspberry jam, leaving a 1cm gap around the edge. Reduce oven temperature to 160C/320F.
  4. Cream butter, raw sugar and vanilla powder until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat in almond meal, spelt flour and baking powder. Spread the filling over the jam and sprinkle with flaked almonds.
  5. Bake for about 40 minutes until nicely golden brown and the filling is just firm to the touch. Stand in pan to cool completely. Cut into slices and serve. | © 2016 | | © 2016 |


mjskit 10/8/16 04:39

YUMMY!!! Love almonds and cakey things and really love that layer of jam. This would be a perfect snack for afternoon tea. Thanks Angie!

Elin Chia 10/8/16 06:55

Angie, it looks so delicious. Perfect tea snack. Thank you for sharing another lovely recipe :)

Kelly 10/8/16 09:05

I wish I had a few to go with my tea right now. I love the raspberry and almond combo. These look perfect, Angie!

paula | Vintage Kitchen 10/8/16 11:46

I've been intrigued by bakewell tarts for a while now. These sound so much easier to make and eat! Gorgeous recipe Angie!

Katerina 10/8/16 11:47

I love that surprise level of jam in between the cake layers!

Christine Ho 10/8/16 14:46

The hidden layer of raspberry jam in delicious almond cake sounds very attractive. Love to have a piece to try right now.

Tania | My Kitchen Stories 10/8/16 15:03

One of my favourite kind of cakes/ slice is bakewell. How lovely that you have improved it with spelt flour Angie!

Cheri Savory Spoon 10/8/16 15:48

Raspberry and almonds go hand in hand. This looks like the perfect morning or afternoon treat, looks delicious Angie!

ann low 10/8/16 16:15

WOW! This is definitely my favourite treat. Can I come over for tea with you, Angie?

Geri Saucier 10/8/16 18:05

Love the raspberry layer. A great pastry to go with a cup of tea.

Shashi at SavorySpin 10/8/16 18:47

Angie - I love this healthy take on almond raspberry bars with spelt! I wish I had a slice of this to go with my afternoon cuppa coffee!

Evelyne CulturEatz 10/8/16 19:16

I forgot how long it has been since I have tasted these raspberry jam and almond slices till I saw your post. Looks so delicious I can taste it right off the screen.

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 10/8/16 21:45

I am just about to make a cup of tea ... and you have me wishing I had a piece of this to go with it! Looks fantastic!!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 11/8/16 01:16

3 lovely layers! Love that jam filling, Angie!

Kushigalu 11/8/16 02:02

This is a lovely combo. Looks so beautiful and delicious dear!

Rahul 11/8/16 02:06

These look moist and delicious, with the perfect combination of flavors.

Sokehah cheah 11/8/16 06:48

This is a wonderful afternoon tea treat, love the flaky top!

Anonymous 11/8/16 10:50

Definitely going to be making these with my mom this weekend. Can't wait to taste them Angie.
Have a beautiful day.
:-) Mandy xo

Nava K 11/8/16 12:07

Sensation. As always you always showcase sensation baked stuffs.

All That I'm Eating 11/8/16 12:13

I love a Bakewell and what a great idea to use spelt in these slices!

Tricia Buice 11/8/16 15:24

Beautiful cake Angie - I love anything with almonds and combined with jam is brilliant. You recently mentioned a Bakewell tart in a comment but I think this cake sounds even better. Have a lovely weekend!

Smitha 11/8/16 16:15

Delicious beautiful slice. Great share

Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen 11/8/16 16:37

Wow! These spelt almond slices look so pretty and so delicious. Love how awesome and so full deliciousness they are. Can't wait to try them.

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 11/8/16 16:50

Well this looks beyond delicious!!! I've never had a bakewell slice before, so I'm totally wondering where this has been my whole life! Love that raspberry jam and the delicate almond cake! Can't wait to try this, Angie!! Cheers!

Hema 11/8/16 17:49

Wow, simply loving this, going to try it out soon..

Monica 11/8/16 19:05

I am so into this! Love almond desserts and I was just thinking about eventually trying to make bakewell tarts. Your bake came out great and I love the idea of having this for afternoon tea!

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy 11/8/16 19:07

I actually just got some spelt flour and I was wondering what to do with it. I love bakwell slices and tarts, so I have to try this at the weekend.

Megan - The Emotional Baker 11/8/16 20:00

These are so pretty! I bet almond and raspberry complement each other so well :)

fimere 11/8/16 20:33

il a l'air très bon j'aime beaucoup
bonne soirée

Linda @thedutchbaker 11/8/16 21:08

Mmm these sound lovely! Almondy treats are always good! Thanks for sharing xx

Amy (Savory Moments) 11/8/16 21:12

I would definitely love a slice (or two) of this with an afternoon tea. It looks lovely.

rangkaian bunga 12/8/16 02:35

a slice of this almond baked cake in the morning will change my entirely day

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies 12/8/16 05:09

This sounds like it would go perfectly with afternoon tea! I love the hidden jam, as well as the almonds. Perfection!

ami@naivecookcooks 12/8/16 06:14

Angie this pastry looks and sounds awesome!!

Nammi 12/8/16 08:34

oooh yummm, I have whole meal spelt flour will that be ok :), have a nice week end!

Unknown 12/8/16 13:00

Total Yum!!! The layers look so distinctive and I simply love that top golden brown layer:)

Beena 12/8/16 14:00

Wow super tempting almond bars

Jean | 12/8/16 14:19

Angie, this is wonderful! So much faster and simpler to make than Bakewell tarts, and yet all the wonderful flavours are there!

Medeja- CranberryJam 12/8/16 14:46

Your neighbors are lucky, they can probably smell when you are baking all those treats and just accidentally pop in :))

Nancy Chan 12/8/16 16:16

How nice if I am your next door neighbour! I will self invited to your house whenever I smell baking...I love almonds and I want to taste these almond slices.

Mindy 12/8/16 18:40

I love almonds and raspberry, these sound so good!

[Reply] 12/8/16 21:07

healthy and delicious looking dessert..layers looks nice.

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen 13/8/16 00:09

WOW! This looks like something that would be perfect with tea!

Sharon D. 13/8/16 03:05

I don't know how you do it, Angie. One magical recipe after another. This looks to-die-for! xx ^.^

jasna varcakovic 13/8/16 04:11

Beautiful sweet creation..Have a good weekend Angie!

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 13/8/16 05:26

These almond bakewell slices look amazing. I love the hidden layer of raspberry jam. Delicious.

motherrimmy 13/8/16 16:11

I love the combination of pastry, cake, and raspberry jam. What a delicious treat!

Debra Eliotseats 13/8/16 18:09

Angie, this is a wonderful recipe. I love anything with short bread!

chow and chatter 13/8/16 18:14

I adore this man i wish I had had a bakewell tart in England

Unknown 13/8/16 21:36

Love all the ingredients in here Angie, raspberries and almonds are a match made in heaven!

Gwen 13/8/16 22:19

Yet another fabulous snack recipe using spelt! Yayyyy!

Muna Kenny 14/8/16 00:16

Looks so delicious and elegant, I want to make some and have it with tea, Yum! :)

Gloria Baker 14/8/16 09:11

Look stunning and delicious Angie !!

Rosita Vargas 14/8/16 16:00

Creación fantástica muy deliciosa,abrazos Angie

Barbara 15/8/16 13:24

All my favorite things wrapped up in one bar/cookie! Delicious, Angie!

grace 15/8/16 14:34

i've never made bakewell slices though i know what they are and have been dying to eat a piece! this one looks magnificent!

Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living 15/8/16 15:31

This sounds absolutely delicious Angie! Love how you used spelt flour to make this a healthier sweet treat!

Harriet Emily 15/8/16 16:48

Bakewell slice is my favourite dessert, and these look perfect Angie! I can't wait to try your delicious recipe, love that you used spelt!

kitchen flavours 15/8/16 17:45

Delightful afternoon treat! Looks delicious!

Alida 15/8/16 22:59

I am into spelt at the moment. Infact I just made pizza with it again. Love you recipe Angie!

Unknown 15/8/16 23:19

this will be so good with tea or coffee! yum!

norma chang 16/8/16 00:59

Great combo, I too love the raspberry jam layer.

Sue/the view from great island 16/8/16 04:34

I made a ton of shortbread recipes, and now I'm excited to try one with spelt flour, thanks Angie!

Evi @ greenevi 16/8/16 16:28

What a delicious combo, Angie! I'd love to have a few slices of this with my tea ;)

Juliana 16/8/16 22:25

I absolute love everything almond...and this cake looks so good, I like the combination of raspberry jam in between...what a delicious dessert Angie.
Have a wonderful week :)

Reeni 17/8/16 03:41

Love that jammy filling with the flavor of almonds! So scrumptious and perfect with a cup of tea!

nadia 18/8/16 12:41

They look so gorgeous!! Love a good bakewell tart slice :D The flavour combination is to die for! :)

My Inner Chick 18/8/16 20:16

This looks FABULOUS.
I wish I could reach thru my computer to devour some!!

Gourmet Getaways 22/8/16 23:34

Yum! I'm so tired of regular baked good, this looks sublime.
Thanks so much for sharing
Gourmet Getaways

Kathy 30/8/16 14:26

Anything almond is always a hit with me. Beautiful bars!

Choclette 3/9/16 21:52

Ooh, this is such a classic bake and one that everyone seems to love. Have you tried using wholemeal spelt or half and half. I could be bias, but I reckon it gives a better flavour.

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Emma @ Bake Then Eat 22/9/16 21:17

I love Bakewell tart and this is a great twist on it.

Anca 4/10/16 10:38

It looks so good. I like Bakewell tarts and these look delicious. x

Sophie's Foodie files 16/10/16 09:41

You know that I never made a bakewell tart but your more healthy version looks so inviting to me that I need to make it today! The layered cake looks very tasty too!


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