I created this recipe for the Ideal Home Show 2019, at Olympia in London, where I was presenting 2 nutrition talks and a cooking demo over 2 days. Inspired by “Best of British” theme, this recipe still retains the traditional ingredients layers, but as with all my recipes, also packs a nutritional punch! This (no bake) Raw Vegan Bakewell Tart, which happens to be gluten and dairy free too, was devoured by the backstage crew within minutes!!

Raw Vegan Dessert; No Bake Bakewell Tart

Raw Vegan Bakewell Tart

May Simpkin
This "no bake" version of a British classic pastry; a nutritional powerhouse that retains all the traditional ingredients layers but with a healthy twist! Gluten-free, Dairy-free and Vegan; it ticks many boxes, making it a healthy choice all round.
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Freezer 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine English
Servings 6



  • 125 g Dates
  • 150 g Almonds
  • 1/2 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • Pinch Himalayan Pink Salt or any other salt

Middle Frangipane Layer

  • 100 g Ground Almonds
  • 4 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • Pinch Himalayan Pink Salt or any other salt

Raspberry Jam Layer

  • 150 g Frozen Raspberries
  • 2 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Maple Syrup (optional)


  • 2 tbsp Almond Flakes preferably toasted


  • Beginning with the Chia Jam, in a non-stick saucepan, put the frozen raspberries over a low heat and allow to defrost slowly with 2 tbsp water, for around 5mins.
  • Once the raspberries are soft, add the chia seeds and maple syrup (if using) and gently break up the raspberries, stirring all the time. Set aside and allow to cool.
  • Next, prepare a small baking tin lined with greaseproof paper. To make the base, put all the base ingredients in a food processor and blend to a fine texture, scrapping down the sides in between. Pour into the baking tin and press with the back of a spoon until firm and even.
  • To make the frangipane layer, simply combine all the ingredients and mix well with a spoon. Top the base layer with this mixture and again press down with the back of a spoon to form a firm and even layer.
  • Now add the cooled chia jam and spread carefully over the ground almond layer.
  • Finally, top with flaked almonds and put in the freezer to set. To serve, remove from the tin and cut into slices. Can be served cold or at room temperature.


Himalayan Pink Salt is a salt that originates from the salt deposits formed at the foothills of the Himalayas. When used in raw desserts, it can give a deeper more all round flavour.

Nutritional Nugget:

This incredibly nutritious dessert uses plenty of almonds which are not only a rich source of plant based protein and fibre but also vitamin E; an antioxidant vitamin essential for healthy skin. The antioxidant-rich raspberry chia jam topping is a further source of fibre, omega-3s and plant based protein. Enjoy!
Keyword Bakewell Tart, No bake dessert, Raw Vegan Dessert, Vegan Dessert