Monday, February 07, 2011

Currant Slices with Spiced Apple Syrup

For Sweet Punch,I 'm posting this yummiest and spongy black currant cake on time...Though,i missed many of the sweet punches ,I am back to rock with their best recipes..I never used black currants in baking and its hard to get fresh ones in Chennai..So,I bought some dried currants to try the recipe

Boil 300 ml of apple juice with black currants and some cinnamon stick and Rest it for 2-3 hrs or overnight

Squeeze the black currants and remove from apple sauce.Save the Apple Sauce for further use

The recipe is very easy,put everything al-together and beat it.The dough was very light and airy

I have put half of the currants to the dough and...

Fold it 

Pour it to a flat baking pan,As I dont have one,I used my bread pan..
Spread the remaining currants on top..Bake it for 180* for 20 minutes

Violaaaa.....Its done....Actually,It tastes the best on the next day like every fruit cake..

I had left over dough..So i used my muffin cup to bake some more and....

I baked in tiny cups too,Thank you RAKS for bringing these cuties from sg....

I am sure,This is a great idea to serve in...

Dont forget to try with some apple sauce drizzling....

I am sure,Even the crumbs wont be left....

Currant Slices with Spiced Apple Syrup
Black Currants - 175 gms / 6 oz
Cinnamon stick - 1' piece
Apple juice - 300 ml / 10 fl oz
Plain white flour - 175 gms / 6 oz
Baking powder - 2 tsp
Unsalted butter,softened - 175 gms / 6 oz
Caster sugar - 175 gms / 6 oz
Eggs - 3,beaten
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
Oil or butter for greasing

* Place the currants,cinnamon stick and apple juice in a saucepan and bring to the boil.Remove from heat and leave to stand for several hours or overnight.Drain the currants thoroughly,pressing the juices through a sieve,reserving the juices and cinnamon stick.Set both the sieved currants and juice aside.
*Preheat oven to 180C/350F or gas mark 4.
*Grease and line a 12/9' rectangular tray bake tin[you could use a 9' square tin as well if you don't have a tray]
*Sift together flour and baking powder,reserve.
*In a large bowl,cream together the butter and sugar till fluffy.
*Mix in beaten eggs and vanilla extract and beat well.
*Add the flour mix little at a time and beat well till you get a smooth batter.
*Stir half of the reserved currants into the mixture and spoon into the prepared tin.Spread the remaining currants over the top.
*Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until risen,firm and golden brown.
*Meanwhile,boil the reserved juice and cinnamon stick rapidly to reduce by about half,until slightly syrupy.Discard the cinnamon stick.
*Cut the cake into slices and serve warm with the hot syrup spooned over. 


  1. Awesome looking dessert.. My watering mouth really wants a piece now!!!

    US Masala

  2. Wow... loving the currants and the cute tiny cakes..Awesome clicks..

  3. what a tempting and drooling dish....they look awesome!

  4. Looks so tempting and cool...The dishes are so cool....Thanks for sharing...

  5. Slices look so soft and sounds yummy priya,good to see my cups used :)

  6. Beautiful recipe.. love the cute cups to serve :)
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  7. Love this awesomely prepared YUMMY!!!! Perfect & surely to crave & die for..... Hugs)))


  8. The cake with currants is very pretty in all shapes...

  9. Its come out very well priya..nice post and pictures.

  10. This is a fantastic cake.. love it totally. the texture looks so perfect :) Love the cakes in the cups the best :)

  11. The cupcakes look so cute. Very yummy looking cake slices..

  12. Irresistible slices, soo inviting,spongy,yummy and delicious..

  13. very yummy and tempting one.nice explanation with stepwise pictures

  14. Thanks for stopping and your wonderful comment. I think you could consider entering this dessert to my event which Jan, my guest will be judging -
    Look forward .. cheers :)

  15. You are an amazing chef.... With so many signature recipes under your sleeves! Keep Rocking, girl!

  16. I has come out so so so well.. yummy..
    and glad to follow you

  17. Loved all the different pans & cups you used to bake this immensely yummy currant slices. I am finding it hard to overcome my craving for these moist and mouthwatering dessert :)

  18. Looks currants in baked goods...

  19. wow....
    priya cake looks perfectt and very soft dear :)

  20. Awesome! No more doughnuts from Duncan for me. Happy Valentine's Day to you!

  21. Yummy cake..liked the small cups :) well explained!!

  22. Happy valentines day...yummy and mouthwatering recipe..


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