Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Seasonal Blackcurrant cake

I made this Blackcurrant and almond cake last year. See here.

D requested I make it again. Now I know why he picked up the blackcurrants.
So here it is Before it went into the oven...
and after!
Blackcurrant Cake
Serves 6 – 8
180g unsalted butter
200g caster sugar
3 eggs
200g ground almonds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
160g - 200g blackcurrants, topped and tailed
Preheat the oven to gas mark 4. Butter a 10 inch loose bottomed tin and line the base with baking parchment.
Cream the butter and sugar until the mixture is pale. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well. Then slowly fold in the ground almonds and the vanilla extract. Pour the mixture into the tin and evenly scatter over the blackcurrants. Bake for 30 minutes until golden and just firm. Allow to cool before removing from tin and serving.


  1. Oh that looks so good.... right out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Thanks for a great idea.

  2. Thank you Farm Lady.

    Its certainly does need cream or ice-cream as you've suggested.

  3. Hi, just wanted to say thanks for your comment on my blog. Think your blog is great.
    Noticed you've planted sprouting broccoli and cavelo nero. I have these too and they have attracted masses of white butterfly and eggs and caterpillars. I keep trying to wash them off - any tricks of the trade you are aware of?

  4. Hot out of the oven with or without the ice cream or clotted cream would be delightful. Yumminess once again!

  5. Ahh, beautiful! I've never had blackcurrants, sadly.

  6. It does look very good. No wonder it's a repeat dish.

  7. D is very cleaver indeed! His plan worked perfectly :)

  8. yumm! i love the simple treatment of the currants and the way they seem to just melt into the top of the cake. for the last couple weeks i've been running around town trying to find currants--i know they grow wild here, supposedly they're all over the place, i'm just not seeing them somehow. if i find some i'll be sure to try something like this.

  9. I can see why D asked for it again, lovely.

  10. Thank you Claire of food4two.

    Your so welcome and Thank you so much for repaying the compliment. It is most appreciated. Its taken me a while to get to the place I am with my blog, I'm pretty chuffed with it and am always still learning and appreciative of new people coming by. So Thank you.

    Yes, I have planted some sprouting broccoli and cavelo nero. When I had the allotment, the Brassica plants had their own bed which I was able to 'cover really well' with netting, this year though having to grow in my garden, in a higgledy fashion, I have not been as successful and have foudnmyself fighting the masses of white butterfly, their eggs and caterpillars. Like you I have tried organic methods such as
    eco washing liquid to them off, but there are so many of them that i am losing the battle. So in short answer to your question. The best way forward is to cover with netting and give brassicas a bed of their own. Otherwise, its an on-going battle. I don't know if I will get to harvest any of my sprouting broccoli and kale this year. Still I am trying to be optimistic!

    I so, so agree with you.

    Thank you so much Mo.
    Should you ever see blackcurrants, Please do try them - the flavour is unbelievably sharp!

    Thank you Steph.

  11. Thank you Mama.

    Thanks Lexa.
    Yes, D's rather clever and cheeky too :)

    Thanks Emily.
    It is so amazing how they colour the top of the cake.
    I do hope you find some black, or even red currants where you are. How lucky to know they grow wild there. I can only imagine the TASTE!

    Thanks Kath.
    Yes, I too can see why D asked for it again :D

  12. it's great to see recipes you make each year - shows you really do believe the recipe good enough to repeat and those photos are so beautiful I am glad you are sharing them - I just wish we had blackcurrants in our local shops. I have found redcurrants before but not blackcurrants

  13. A delightful summer's cake this is!!

    MMMMMMMMM,..I love it!!


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