Try these cherry blondies from Edd Kimber, then check out our classic blondies, raspberry and white chocolate blondies and peanut butter blondies.

Edd was the first Great British Bake Off winner and is one of the UK's best-loved bakers and the author of three baking books. Pre-order his book One Tin Bakes here.


  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 200g soft light brown sugar
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 225g unsalted butter, melted, plus extra for tin
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 250g plain flour
  • 125g ground almonds
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt flakes
  • 100g marzipan
  • 150g glacé cherries, halved
  • 3 tbsp flaked almonds
  • 2 tsp demerara sugar


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Lightly butter a 20cm x 30cm brownie tin and line with a strip of baking paper so that the excess hangs over the longer sides of the tin.

  • STEP 2

    Whisk together the eggs, egg yolks and sugars in a large bowl for 2 minutes until combined and lightened a little in colour. Pour in the butter and extracts, and whisk to combine. Add the flour, almonds, baking powder and salt, and mix together until just combined. Scrape the batter into the tin and spread into an even layer. Crumble over the marzipan and scatter over the cherries, flaked almonds and demerara sugar.

  • STEP 3

    Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the blondies comes out with just a few moist crumbs. Cool fully before using the overhanging baking paper to lift the blondies from the tin.

  • STEP 4

    Cut into pieces and serve. The blondies will keep for 3-4 days in a sealed container.


Three photos of Edd Kimber, his One Tin Bakes book and a brownie in a tin
Edd KimberBaking columnist

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