Family Favourites: Tray Bake Bakewell Tart

Sweet and delicious, Bakewell Tart is a moreish, satisfying and delicious cake. In its traditional form it can take a while to make and requires a lot of very sugary icing. This more family and time friendly version is easy to make, and also a little easier on the sugar than its traditional counterpart.



  • 115g plain flour
  • 60g hard butter, cubed
  • 2 tbsp of water
  • 1-2 tbsp strawberry jam
  • 1-2 tbsp lemon curd


  • 85g soft butter
  • 170g sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3tbsp lemon juice
  • 170g ground almonds
  • 6 tbsp of cake crumbs (muffins and cupcakes work well for this)
  • 9”x13” baking tray

Preheat the oven to 180C


To make the pastry

  • Rub the butter and flour together until well combined.
  • Add the water and bring together into a ball.
  • Chill in the refrigerator for 10 minutes. 

To make the filling

  • Mix the butter, sugar and eggs in a food processor for 45 seconds.
  • Add the remaining ingredient and mix thoroughly.

To assemble

  • Line the tin with pastry.
  • Spread the jam and lemon curd onto the pastry.
  • Spread the filling on top of the jam and lemon curd.
  • Bake in the oven for around 15-20 minutes, or until the top has browned.
  • Allow to cool before cutting into squares.