April 19, 2019

Cherry Bakewell muffins (gluten & dairy free)

My Cherry Bakewell muffin recipe is gluten & dairy free and combines some of my all time favourite flavours of a Cherry Bakewell inside a muffin – cherries, almonds and marzipan! The perfect sweet treat. If you do make this recipe I’d love to see, don’t forget to tag me in your photos over on social media!

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4.84 from 6 votes

Cherry Bakewell Muffins

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins


  • 130 g ground almonds
  • 200 g gluten free self raising flour
  • 100 g golden caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 250 ml dairy free milk (I prefer to use soya milk)
  • 50 ml vegetable oil
  • 150 g glace cherries (plus extra for topping)
  • 120 g grated marzipan
  • 50 g flaked almonds
  • 100 g icing sugar


  • Pre heat your oven to 180°C and add 12 muffin cases to a 12 hole muffin tin tray.
  • In a large bowl combine your ground almonds, golden caster sugar, self raising flour and baking powder.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together your eggs and non dairy milk. Gradually pour this wet mixture into your dry ingredients and then add your vegetable oil and mix well.
  • Grate your marzipan into the mixture and fold in your chopped cherries (leaving around 6 for decoration).
  • Pour the mixture into your muffin cases (around 3/4 full) and bake in the oven for around 20 minutes (until golden brown and an inserted skewer comes out clean).
  • Leave to cool. Once cool mix your icing sugar with water and drizzle over your muffins. Add your remaining chopped glace cherries and flaked almonds to decorate. Enjoy!

I absolutely love seeing what you’ve created, so if you do make this recipe (or any other recipe from my website) don’t forget to tag me over on my social media pages @glutenfreealice and use the hashtag #glutenfreealice

12 responses to “Cherry Bakewell muffins (gluten & dairy free)”

  1. Julie says:

    5 stars
    Just made these.
    They taste great!
    Will definitely be making these again

  2. Cindy Padgett says:

    Hard to find glacé cherries here this time of year. Can I substitute dried or fresh cherries? Your recipe sounds yummy!

  3. Sue says:

    Hi, just found your recipes hoping to make the raspberry muffins and wondered if I could use almond milk in these ones as well or would it be too much?

  4. Carol Casula says:

    Can I substitute gluten free flour for regular self raising without changing any of the other Ingredients?

  5. Jess says:

    5 stars
    Hi, I’ll be trying this recipe in the next few days since I’m an absolute sucker for the cherry and almond flavour combination 😋 I was just wondering how coarsely the marzipan should be grated, would you use the largest side on a standard box grater ?

    Thank you !

  6. Pat says:

    Can I use full fat milk please

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