Mary Berry's almond fruity buns

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Mary Berry's three cakes in one - almond fruity buns
Mary Berry's three cakes in one - almond fruity buns
  • Makes: 12

  • Cooking time:

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

Almond, dried apricot and sultana fairy cakes from baking guru Mary Berry, are perfect additions to any afternoon tea spread and bake in just 20 minutes


For the almond fruity buns:

  • 1 large eggs
  • 87.5g (3oz) self-raising flour
  • 87.5g (3oz)caster sugar
  • 87.5g (3oz) softened butter
  • 3/4 level tsp baking powder
  • 50g (2oz) sultanas
  • 50g (2oz) dried apricots, snipped into small pieces
  • 25g (1oz) ground almonds
  • A flew flaked almonds, for the topping

You'll also need:

  • 12-hole bun tin, lined with paper cases

The almond buns will keep for 3 days and will freeze well for up to 2 months, but uniced.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas mark 4.
  2. Beat together the eggs, flour, caster sugar, butter and baking powder until smooth, in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the sultanas, apricots and ground almonds to the cake mix and stir until well mixed.
  4. Turn into the prepared paper cases and sprinkle with the flaked almonds.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 mins, or until golden brown and springy to the touch.

This recipe is part of Mary Berry's three cakes in one recipe, taken from Mary Berry's Stress-free Kitchen.

Users of Good to Know can order a copy of Mary Berry's Stress-Free Kitchen by Mary Berry, RRP 20.00, at the special discounted price of 17.00 (including p&p).

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