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Raspberry and almond sponge

A light, almond flavoured sponge bursting with fresh fruit that makes a yummy pudding

  • Makes8
  • 1 hour 15 mins
  • 180°C/fan 160°C/gas mark 4


  • 140g gluten-free self-raising flour
  • 140g ground almonds
  • 140g caster sugar
  • 140g margarine
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 140g fresh or frozen raspberries


1 Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas mark 4. Grease and line a loose-bottom 23cm (9-inch) round tin.

2 In a large bowl mix the gluten-free flour, caster sugar, ground almonds, margarine, eggs, cinnamon, milk and almond extract together until light and fluffy.

3 Spoon half the mixture into the prepared tin and then stand most of the raspberries in the batter, pointy side up, leaving some behind for decoration.

4 After that spread the remaining mixture over the top of the raspberries. Then put it in the oven and bake for 1 hour. When it begins to brown cover with foil.

5 Leave to cool slightly in the tin. Decorate with a few raspberries and a dusting of icing sugar. I suggest serving it warm with vanilla ice-cream or simply have a slice of cake with a cup of tea.