Thursday, July 12, 2012

Blackcurrant Cake


Initially when I started inventing recipes, I had the habit of blindly buying ingredients. That resulted in my fridge and pantry being stuffed with lots of ingredients until sometimes I can't even recall what I had. Now I am wiser. I try to use up the ingredients because it's such a waste throwing away expired stocks. So the blackcurrant jam was put to good use. I baked a cake with it. My friends were definitely impressed with the cake - airy, sweet, tart and flavourful.

Ingredients
250g unsalted butter
250g self raising flour
80g caster sugar
3 eggs
1/4 cup milk
2 tbsp blackcurrant jam - diluted with 2 tbsp warm water.

Method
Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time and continue creaming.
Alternatively, fold in flour and add milk.
Continue adding flour and milk, mix until just smooth.
Pour batter into a greased baking pan (size depends on how thick or thin you prefer the cake)
Carefully swirl in the blackcurrant jam into batter.
Bake on preheated oven at 175C for about 1 hour or until cake is done.
Remove, cool down and cut into shapes preferred.
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25 comments:

  1. creative :-). Oh Ya just to inform you Brisik event changed on Sunday 15th July 2012 at 10 am same venue. Pls check ur email and see you on Sunday.

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  2. I am one of those persons who do not buy things for just recipes but if I come across unique and do not find a substitute then I do look for that special ingredient.
    Good to know about the secret of using your near to expiry date things. This cake indeed look a creation. Have a good day!

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  3. I do the same thing.... I use whatever is in my pantry to create cakes. I mean... Why waste perfectly good ingredients? :)
    Using black currant jam in this cake makes it more special and it created such nice swirls in your cake

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  4. ZOMGGGG!!! WHo would have thought that you could be using the leftoever jam in the fridge to create such an inspiring swirly cake. Your family is truly blessed for having you. I can imagine them being excited everyday to see what wonderful creations you come up with. I have NEVER heard of Blackcurrant cake ever and to think that you were came up with this recipe during a moment of pondering is just shocking. I cannot believe this. Truly inspiring. Weel done Nave. this is not Sparta...THIS IS BLACKCURRANT!!!!

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  5. Delicious cake, some simple pleasures are awesome.

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  6. Love this!!! love this nava.. tempting for this, it's one of my favorite1!

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  7. I ADDED YOUR BANNER ON MY SIDEBAR ALREADY!! :)

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  8. Hmmm...i wonder if can use Happy call Pan to make this or not. Now crazy about HCP LOL

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  9. the cake looks so delicous....
    it is not easy to find blackcurrant cake ...

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  10. I search the fridge looking for ingredients to whip up dishes etc & make sure I don't waste any too. Good job, Nava!

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  11. Besides the creative idea you have, you help to save the environment by using the leftover blackcurrant jam instead of throwing away. How I really wish to try all the foods you cooked and the cake you baked?

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  12. this would go very well with black coffee =)

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  13. I love the idea using old stuff/ingredients before expired,I did sometime,very creative,the cake looks perfectly delicious !

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  14. I love cooking based on a specific ingredient! This cake looks so tender and delicious.

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  15. This cake looks absolutely delicious :D
    I love how resourceful an d creative you are my friend!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  16. Lovely! I like the punch of purple in your photos, great styling. :)

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  17. Black currant jam is my absolute favorite! What a great idea to swirl it into the cake batter...such a delicious result! You have become quite the good baker :)

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  18. Good morning nava :) have a nice day :)

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  19. omg it look so nice but black currant is kinda expansive rite?

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  20. Looks moist and delicious! What a great way to use up the leftover jam too. :)

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  21. I love black currant jam! Using it to swirl it in the batter is such a great idea!

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  22. This is beautiful Nava, well done.

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  23. These look so good. I love blackcurrant jam.

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