Easy Gluten Free Strawberry Lemon Bakewell tart

This fruity gluten free strawberry lemon bakewell tart is a fun British cake that can feed a crowd. Light and fluffy, you will love how this gluten free bakewell tart just melts in your mouth.

Slice of gluten free strawberry lemon bakewell tart on plates

Bakewell Tarts

If you have been to England, you may recognize a bakewell tart. They are a cross between a tart and a cake. You have a gluten free flaky pie crust bottom, with fresh fruit and a light cake-like top layer covered in slivered almonds.

I hope you love this gluten free strawberry lemon bakewell tart recipe as much as my family did.

I was really lucky to meet a food blogger friend, April, from the U.K. The story is actually quite funny how we met. We were friends in a food blogger facebook group. One day I saw a picture she posted on facebook of her laptop, her feet, and a swimming pool. I recognized exactly where she was visiting… the pool in Santana Row.

I sent an instant message and we were able to meet up for coffee the next day. That was two years ago. We have been lucky enough to get together several times now and we have become close friends. When April was here last week, we decided to get in the kitchen together and make a recipe from each of our blogs.

Gluten Free Blackberry Apple Scone on a plate

April has several readers who want to learn more about gluten free baking, and I taught her how to make these gluten free blackberry apple scones. April said American scones are very different from British scones. My scone recipe was definitely lighter than a dense scone she talked about.

Gluten Free Strawberry Bakewell Tart in a pan

This bakewell tart “cake” is big and feeds a crowd! I will say there is a lot of butter in this tart, almost like a butter tart. The upside is how this bakewell tart just melts in your mouth. Add in a bunch of lemon curd in this tart recipe, and you have a family favorite dessert.

It’s absolutely delicious! Even better? You can use any fresh fruit to make this gluten free tart. This cake is modeled after April’s Blackberry Apple Bakewell Tart recipe.

Gluten free strawberry lemon bakewell tart slices on plates with forks and a strawberry in the background.

How To Make A Gluten Free Bakewell Tart:

bakewell wet and dry ingredients in a bowl

Add the wet ingredients to the dry cake ingredients. Mix well.

Lemon curd layer on top of the tart crust

Mix the gluten free tart crust and press into a pan. Next spread lemon curd onto the crust. (I used Trader Joe’s Lemon Curd for this.)

fresh strawberry layer of the bakewell tart

Add your fruit layer. These fresh strawberries are giant sized. Can you believe how much space each slice takes up in this 9×13 pan?

Bakewell tart ready to bake

Top with cake batter and slivered almonds. Bake and enjoy!

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Things You Need To Make This Recipe:

  1. A non-stick 9×13 baking dish.
  2. My favorite gluten free flour, which works amazingly well in this recipe.
  3. Almond flour that is finely ground adds protein and moistness to this cake.
  4. This gluten free tart crust recipe is easy to make, or you can buy a gluten free crust mix.
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Gluten Free Strawberry Lemon Bakewell Tart
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
55 mins

Easy delicious gluten free strawberry lemon bakewell tart.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 14 people
Calories: 361 kcal
Author: Sandi Gaertner
  • 1 1/4 cups almond flour
  • 3/4 cup gluten free flour blend
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon curd
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare the gluten free crust (link above for the recipe).

  3. Spread the crust into a 9x13 baking dish and bake for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and spread lemon curd onto the crust. Add the fruit layer on top of the lemon curd.
  5. In a large bowl, add the first 4 ingredients and whisk to blend.
  6. In a smaller bowl, add the next 5 ingredients up to sugar. Mix well.
  7. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well.
  8. Pour the cake batter onto the fruit layer and spread out. Sprinkle the slivered almonds on top.
  9. Bake for 30-40 minutes until the top is slightly golden like in the pictures.

Nutrition facts per serving (14g)
361kcal | Fat: 25g | Saturated fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 208mg | Potassium: 79mg | Carbohydrates: 31g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Protein: 6g | Vitamin A: 11% | Vitamin C: 1.2% | Calcium: 6.5% | Iron: 6.2%

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  1. I had so much fun cooking and learning about gluten free baking with you, Sandi! Love how this Gluten Free Strawberry Lemon Bakewell Tart turned out. It’s absolutely beautiful! Thank you again for making the Gluten Free Apple and Blackberry Scones with me. I love how they turned out too! I can’t wait to do some more gluten free baking when I get home.

  2. There’s nothing I love more than a good bakewell tart, I love the strawberry and lemon combined together, It sounds and looks gorgeous!

  3. What a wonderful way to start your day! This looks amazing!

  4. Erin @ The Speckled Palate says:

    YUM! This tart looks and sounds amazingly delicious. While I’ve never had a classic bakewell tart, I’m loving this combination of flavors in yours!

  5. Oh, Sandy, this looks incredible! Berries have been looking so good already this year and this is a fabulous way to use them. It’s always fun to meet new food blogger friends. Who else could understand this crazy biz??? 🙂

  6. I love the flavors that you used. It looks great! I also love the crunch of the almonds.

  7. Love all those almonds on top!

  8. Meeting up with blogger friends is so much fun, but baking together sounds even better! This tart looks incredible!


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