Diabetic Friendly Raspberry & Almond Traybake Recipe!

Hello lovelies,

I recently took a little trip to my local WHSmith. Whilst in there, I found a book called ‘Baking Without Sugar’ by Sophie Michell.


As you’ll all know, I’ve been making a conscious effort to try and make my bakes ‘healthier’ and I thought this book sounded perfect so I brought it.

Whilst reading through the pages, I found a ton of bakes I want to bake myself and share with you guys here on my blog, SO today’s recipe is one from this book!

I haven’t copied the recipe word for word, you know me, I like to put my own stamp on things. & Wow! This turned out an absolute treat! You’d never of guessed this has a reduced amount of sugar and carbs in it.

Category: Desert / Sweet Treat

Serves: 12-14

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 40-50 Minutes

Overall Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients You Need:

  • 200g Of Butter / Margarine
  • 100g Of Xylitol
  • 4 Drops Of Honey
  • 1tsp Of Almond Extract
  • 4 Eggs
  • 270g Of Almond Flour
  • 1tsp Of Baking Powder
  • Punnet Of Raspberries
  • Flaked Almonds

How To Make Traybake:

  • Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients, line a long tin with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 160C / 140C Fan / Gas Mark 3.
  • Secondly, in a large bowl, beat together the 200g butter and 100g of xylitol until light in colour and creamy in texture (TIP: this takes around 5 minutes).
  • Add one egg at a time to the mixture, making sure you beat throughly between the addition of each egg.
  • Then, add in the 1tsp of almond extract and the 4 drops of honey – mix throughly.
  • Now, fold in the 270g of almond flour and 1tsp of baking powder.
  • Making sure you’ve stirred well, pour the mixture into your lined tin. Smooth out the mixture.
  • In a line of four, push the raspberries into the mixture, making sure they’ve been pushed down enough that the mixture covers the raspberries.
  • Sprinkle over some flaked almonds.
  • Once your traybake is ready, place into the oven for 40-50 minutes (TIP: make sure you check the tray bake throughout the cook incase it cooks faster & doesn’t burn).
  • When your bake is ready, take out the oven and allow to cool before transferring your traybake to a wire rack.
  • Finally, once cooled, sprinkle over some icing sugar.

That’s your Raspberry & Almond Traybake prepared, cooked and ready for you to serve and enjoy!

Honestly, you wouldn’t even realise that this was low in sugar because it tasted so damn good!

The sponge was like a cherry bakewell but packed with raspberries. It’s a cake I’d never thought of making before but almond and raspberries is a dream combo.

I highly recommend checking this book out if your looking to reduce your sugar intake or your a diabetic. Throughout the book, it tells you wether the recipe is diabetic friendly or not which I love.

Let me know if you make this cake and what your thoughts are!

Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,

Elle xo



  1. July 15, 2021 / 9:31 am

    Stop it, you’re killing me with your delicious bakes! I am really craving something sweet like this tray bake.. yummy!

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 29, 2021 / 12:06 pm

      This is honestly delicious! Traybakes are the best aren’t they? and this one is totally worth the try. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  2. July 15, 2021 / 11:01 am

    What a fantastic and healthy recipe! I love red fruits so much and can’t wait to try this out. I never thought about almonds and raspberries combo before but it looks delicious. Thanks for sharing! x

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 29, 2021 / 12:07 pm

      Oooo I agree, red fruits are my favourites also! It’s such a delicious combo, defo worth the try. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  3. July 15, 2021 / 11:13 am

    This look delicious! I think after anything citrusy, almond and raspberries is my favourite combo! Love that it doesn’t take long to do, so I just need to get ingredients and start baking asap x

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 29, 2021 / 12:08 pm

      It’s a dream combo, right? It’s so quick, easy and tastes unbelievably good. Ooo let me know what you think! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  4. July 15, 2021 / 12:02 pm

    This is such a cool recipe and I love the sound of the almond in it xx

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 29, 2021 / 12:08 pm

      The almond is absolutely delicious alongside the raspberries! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  5. July 15, 2021 / 12:39 pm

    Yum!! This looks so delicious and I love that it’s diabetic friendly. Thanks for sharing!

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 29, 2021 / 12:09 pm

      It really is yummy! I’m trying to share more recipes which are diabetic friendly and have reduced amount of carbs and sugar in so I’m pleased you enjoyed! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  6. July 15, 2021 / 2:27 pm

    My hubby’s a diabetic so we’re always looking for new desserts that he can eat as well. This one looks great and I’d like to give it a try. Thanks for sharing Elle!

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 29, 2021 / 12:11 pm

      I really hope he enjoys this bake. I love that my blood sugars don’t go sky high when eating this. You’ll have to let me know what he thinks if you make this. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  7. July 15, 2021 / 2:31 pm

    This looks so delicious if I’m honest! It’s great that’s it’s friendly for those who are diabetic too x

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 29, 2021 / 12:12 pm

      Honestly, it’s super yummy! I’m trying my hardest to find more friendly recipes for us diabetics. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  8. Ruth| Ruthiee loves Glamour
    July 15, 2021 / 3:21 pm

    This looks lovely and it’s so nutritious as well. Almonds are so healthy and in my opinion, this is a great recipe for anyone at all. Diabetic people included.

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 29, 2021 / 12:14 pm

      It really is a bake that is friendly to all! It’s got reduced sugars and carbs, perfect for us diabetics and has the fresh raspberries and almonds to go with it. Really is yummy! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  9. July 15, 2021 / 4:22 pm

    My husband was recently diagnosed as diabetic so this is perfect for him as he loves a sweet treat!

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 29, 2021 / 12:15 pm

      Oh I’m so sorry to hear that! I really hope he enjoys this bake. It’s the perfect diabetic recipe. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  10. July 15, 2021 / 5:59 pm

    The Diabetic Friendly with the pic is what drew me to your blog. I am not diabetic, but am a cake lover and always looking for ways to cut back on sugar and cslories. Love the use of Xylotol artificial sweetener. Too much of sweeteners can have a diuretic effect for some people. so eat small amounts.

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 29, 2021 / 12:18 pm

      Pictures are certainly what draws me into recipe so I’m pleased mine did for you! I really hope you enjoy this recipe, it’s absolutely delicious. I’ve heard about sweeteners and the effects it may have so I try to use a small amount in my bakes. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  11. July 15, 2021 / 6:32 pm

    Love this! It looks absolutely delicious and I’ve been loving the sweet treats you’ve been sharing recently. It’s so great to hear this is diabetic friendly too – I’m personally not but it’s great that it ‘s so healthy! Thanks for sharing.

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 29, 2021 / 12:20 pm

      Ah thank you, that means the world to me that you guys are enjoying my bakes! I think this recipe is perfect for all, it’s guilt free yet still tastes delicious. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  12. July 21, 2021 / 2:59 pm

    Looks so good! I could devour this! 😍

    • ellegracedeveson
      July 29, 2021 / 2:05 pm

      It really is delish! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

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