Today I am here with Red currant Cake recipe. This is a light cake made with fresh red currants and is a perfect summer time treat. When I saw red currants in the store, I immediately got a pack as I wanted to bake with it. I baked this red currant cake and it came out so soft and light with hint of tartness from the redcurrants. My kids loved the cake too.
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Pre heat the oven to 350 F/ 180 C. Whisk cream cheese and butter together. Then add sugar and whisk well. Then add eggs and beat well. Next add vanilla extract and almond extract and mix well. Keep this aside. Now sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add this flour mixture little by little to the butter mixture and mix to form a homogeneous mixture. Then mix the red currants with flour and then add it to the batter and mix such that they are evenly distributed in the batter. Prepare the cake pan by greasing and flouring it. Pour the batter into the cake pan and bake for 30 – 40 minutes till the cake is done. Let the cake cool slightly, then remove from the pan and let it cool completely. Then slice and serve.
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Red Currant Cake
Soft cake made with fresh red currants. Perfect summer time treat. Category : Cake Recipe Developed, Cooked and Clicked by : Divya Prakash Published : September 09, 2016 Prep time : 10 mins; Cook time : 35 mins; Total time : 45 mins Yield : one 8 inch cake
Red currant : 1 Cup
Cream Cheese : 1/2 Cup
Butter (unsalted) : 1/2 Cup
Sugar : 3/4 Cup
Eggs (large) : 2 nos.
Vanilla Extract : 1 Teaspoon
Almond Extract : 1/4 Teaspoon
All purpose flour : 1 1/2 Cup
Baking Powder :1 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt : 1/4 Teaspoon
Pre heat the oven to 350 F / 180 C / 160 Fan / Gas mark 4.
Whisk cream cheese and butter together. Then add sugar and mix well. Add eggs and beat them together. Finally add vanilla extract and almond extract, mix and keep it aside.
In another bowl, sift together flour,baking powder and salt.
Add this flour mixture little by little to the butter mixture and mix till they are fully incorporated.
Mix red currants with couple of tablespoons of flour and add it to the batter and mix such that they are evenly distributed in the batter.
Prepare the baking pan by greasing and flouring it. Pour the batter in the prepared pan and bake for 30 – 40 minutes till the cake is done.
Take the cake out of the oven let it cool slightly and then remove from the pan. Wait till it completely cools and then slice and serve.
Make sure all the ingredients are in room temperature.
I had reserved some red currants and added them to the top of the batter before putting the cake pan in the oven. You can top with almond flakes too.
Baking time varies with oven. Check yours accordingly.
I have used an 8 inch cake pan. You can use 9 inch too. But adjust the baking time accordingly. The thickness will be less and cake would be ready early.
You can use black currant instead of red currant too. Also you can replace redcurrant with other berries too.
The cake is mildly sweet. If you prefer more sweetness, you can make icing by mixing 1 cup of powdered sugar with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, drizzle on the cake and enjoy.