Blackcurrant Almond Cake


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15 Responses

  1. Daily Spud says:

    Ah lovely, that’s my kind of cake. I might have to try it with some of those redcurrants…

  2. Caroline says:

    I think it would be great with the redcurrants – or even with some rhubarb. It never lasts too long at this house.

  3. Claire says:

    Just made that cake. It was delicious! And nice and easy. Thanks Caroline. Great way to use excess black currants.

    • Caroline says:

      So nice to hear, Claire! Just spotted that my own blackcurrants are nearly ready for picking – definitely time to make another of these cakes.

  4. Claire Gough says:

    Had a glut of blackcurrants, made this cake and some muffins too! Delicious. x

  5. Sally-Anne Martin says:

    Hello, I love your recipies. Do you do print versions. Makes it quite difficult to print them off? Thanks

  6. Chloe Aldridge says:

    Made this yesterday using gluten-free flour instead of ordinary (mixture maize, rice and potato flour) and it was lovely! It did, however, take 1 and 1/2 hours to cook at temperature in recipe! Not sure why. Not a problem, though, the result was great, and definitely something I’d make again.

    • Caroline says:

      That sounds gorgeous, Chloe! I think that the reason it took so long to cook was because that combination of flours, together with the almonds and blackcurrants, make it super-dense. I’m glad that it turned out so well, though. I’ll have to test it out on my coeliac parents.


    Made the cake today absolutely yummy
    Definitely make it again as we have a blackcurrant bush

    • Caroline says:

      So lovely to hear, Sara. I normally stash blackcurrants in the freezer so that I can make this cake out of season but I’ve none at the moment so looking forward to this summer’s harvest.

  8. Vanessa says:

    This is THE blackcurrant cake!!! Thank you so much – been searching for years for a great recipe for my blackcurrants! Thank you so much!

    • Caroline says:

      This is always a winner, Vanessa! I’m currently hovering over my blackcurrants so that I can get them before the blackbirds arrive and make this cake myself.

  9. Nikki marsh says:

    Thank you for a great recipe, I used doves farm gf plain flour mix and had a successful blackcurrant cake.
    It tastes lovely

    • Caroline says:

      Lovely to hear Nikki. I often use that brand of GF flour and it works very well in this cake. I’ve never had any complaints from the coeliac parents anyway!

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