Bloody delicious no-bake bakewell tarts

If you grew up in the UK, chances are you’ve heard of that old chap Mr Kipling. I used to really like him (he sounded so friendly on the adverts) but these days I’m not so sure.

It’s not that I think he’s done anything bad (although I do think his mate Captain Birds Eye definitely looks a bit dodgy) he’s just bloody arrogant. ‘Exceedingly good cakes’? For someone who sounds so posh that kind of blatant immodesty seems rather un-British.

But it seems to have served him pretty well given that his wares are sold in every supermarket and corner shop in the country. So I’m going to give it a go too. Allow me to introduce my bloody delicious no-bake bakewell tarts’ – made with only 6 ingredients (well 7 if you count water) they are free from gluten, dairy and refined sugar, don’t require any cooking and are a darn sight healthier than the originals. So you should make them, because they are awesome. Take that Mr K!


For the base:

  • 2 cups ground almonds
  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the raspberry filling

  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1/3 cup ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup dates

For the icing:

  • 3 tbsp coconut cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp water
  • Cherries, for garnishing

Combine the ingredients for the base in a food processor and mix until they form a sticky dough. Press the dough into small round moulds so that it lines the bottom and sides. Pop the moulds in the freezer.

For the filling, whizz together the dates, raspberries and almonds in a food processor until they form a jam. Take the moulds out of the freezer and spoon in the jam (don’t fill them right to the top so that there is still some room left for the icing). Pop them back in the freezer.

For the icing, combine the ingredients in a food processor and whizz until mixed together. Take the moulds from the freezer again and spoon the icing onto the top. Garnish with halved cherries and store in the fridge.

I hope you think they are bloody good too!

Love, Mrs H xx


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