The best recipes for currant cakes with a lot of vitamins

Currants are rich in trace elements – especially iron, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and sodium.

Did you know that this fruit will give you energy and that it has an anti-inflammatory and regenerative effect?

Thanks to frozen currants, you can prepare these delicacies throughout the year.

Hooray for currant cakes – a tasty and especially vitamin bomb.

Currant cake with cottage cheese

The combination of sour currant and soft cottage cheese is an ideal combination for holidays and weekdays.

You will need:

On the corpus:

  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 60 g of flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 20 g cornstarch


  • 6 slices of gelatin
  • 6 tablespoons of water
  • half a kilo of cottage cheese
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla paste
  • 650 g of 30% cream
  • 1 packet of whipping cream stiffener
  • 1 spoon of sugar


  • 750 g of fresh currants
  • 1 packet of red or colorless jelly
  • 3 spoons of sugar
  • 10 dkg almonds – slices

Preparation process:

  • Preheat the oven to 190°C. Line the baking form with baking paper, which you can also wipe with coconut oil to be sure.
  • Beat egg whites and salt in a bowl until stiff peaks form. Gradually add sugar while mixing.
  • In another bowl, prepare the egg yolks, which you beat thoroughly.
  • Add the yolks to the whites very slowly, preferably using a kitchen spatula. Be careful not to “blow” the snow.
  • Mix the flour with the cornstarch and gently fold into the mixture.
  • Pour the prepared mixture into the baking dish and bake for about 20 minutes.
  • After baking, allow the pie dough to cool slowly.
  • Place the gelatin slices in a bowl along with the cold water.
  • In another bowl, mix the cottage cheese with sugar and vanilla paste. It is best to beat the mixture with a mixer.
  • In another bowl, prepare 600 g of cream, which you whip at low speed together with the cream thickener and sugar.
  • Pour the remaining 50 g of cream into a small saucepan and heat. Add gelatin slices soaked in water and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat and add 1-2 tablespoons of curd mixture. Then add it all to the curd mixture. Mix slowly and thoroughly.
  • Slowly stir in the whipped cream.
  • Pour the curd layer over the pie dough and smooth it to the edges. Store overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Wash the currants and let them dry. Remove the stalks from the currants and spread evenly on the cheese layer.
  • Mix the gelatin with sugar and water and let it boil until the gelatin hardens.
  • Pour the gelatin evenly over the currants.
  • Leave to cool.
  • After removing from the baking dish, sprinkle the edge of the cake with sliced almonds.
  • Serve this dessert chilled.
round cheesecake covered with blackcurrants
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Do you have any currants left? Prepare delicious homemade marmalade. It is best suited for Christmas cookies, because its sweet and sour taste perfectly complements sweet treats.

Currant cake with snow

The ideal combination – crunchy sweet snow that complements the sour taste of currants! You’ll want to eat it all at once! Don’t know what to do with the rest of the currants? Try a recipe for currants like cranberries with rum .

You will need:

On the corpus:

  • 2 eggs
  • 25 dkg plain flour
  • 10 dkg of ground sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of soda
  • 80 ml of sunflower oil
  • 130 ml of lukewarm milk
  • 1 spoon of vanilla pudding – powder

To decorate:

  • 15 dkg of ground sugar
  • 280 g of currants
  • 3 egg whites
  • pinch of salt

Preparation process:

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Grease a cake tin with butter and sprinkle with coarse flour.
  • First, prepare the dough for the cake body: rub the whole egg with sugar until it changes color to light yellow. Knead the dough for at least 5 minutes.
  • Using a whisk, slowly mix a spoonful of custard powder, flour and baking soda into the base of the dough.
  • When the mixture is blended, add the lukewarm milk and oil.
  • Pour the cake batter into the mold and bake for less than 15 minutes.
  • In a clean bowl, beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt and sugar until stiff peaks form.
  • Mix the snow with the currants very carefully.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and spread the currant snow on it.
  • Bake for a quarter of an hour, then reduce the oven temperature to 130°C.
  • Bake the cake for another 15 minutes, until the snow is pink and crispy.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.
cake with a layer of red currants and with baked snow on top
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Cake with currants and crumb

Do you love crumb cakes? Once you master your first piece, you won’t want to change! If you still have enough currants left, try the recipes for currant cakes and jams .

You will need:

For the pie dough:

  • 1.5 cups plain flour
  • ¾ cup of butter
  • pinch of salt
  • a little very cold water

On a small scale:

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ¾ cup flour
  • 1/3 cup softened butter

For the filling:

  • half a kilo of currants
  • half a cup of sugar
  • half a cup of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preparation process:

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • First you will prepare the cake batter: mix the butter, flour and salt. Knead the dough until it forms a crumb-like mass. Add the ice water very slowly to form a smooth dough.
  • Be careful that the dough is not sticky and too wet. It should still tend to be loose. Prepare a baking dish and line it with paper or grease with butter and sprinkle with flour. Briefly roll out the dough and place it in a baking dish. Pierce the dough with a fork.
  • Then cover them with baking paper and use beans or other legumes to weigh down so that the dough does not run out too much. Bake for a quarter of an hour.
  • Prepare the crumb: mix all the ingredients well by hand until you have a crumbly mixture. Keep it ready for sprinkling later.
  • Prepare the filling: mix sugar, flour and ground cinnamon. Add a teaspoon of lemon juice and mix again. Finally, pour in the washed and dried currants and mix briefly.
  • Pour the currant mixture over the cooled cake base.
  • Place the cake in the oven and bake for a quarter of an hour.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and sprinkle it evenly with breadcrumbs.
  • Bake for another 15 minutes.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool to room temperature.
round cake sprinkled with blackcurrants and crumbs
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Quick Currant Pie

Don’t want to spend a long time in the kitchen? Prepare a delicious dessert in a few minutes! From simple ingredients and no weighing!

You will need:

  • puff pastry
  • ¼ cup softened butter
  • 3 cups of currants
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • a pinch of nutmeg
  • juice of 1 orange
  • finely grated peel from one orange
  • 1 beaten egg

Preparation process:

  • Roll out the puff pastry and divide into two halves.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Line a baking dish with baking paper.
  • Place the first half of the dough evenly in the baking dish.
  • Prepare the filling: heat the butter in a pan and put the washed and dried currants on it.
  • Slowly mix in the other ingredients.
  • Put the mixture on the dough.
  • Prepare the second dough to cover the cake. You can use cookie cutters to make small holes in it in the form of hearts, for example.
  • Brush the top of the dough lightly with beaten egg before putting it in the oven.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 150°C and bake for another 20 minutes until golden.
  • Allow to cool at room temperature.
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Healthy currant cake

A simple cake with only 4 ingredients is the right snack if you have decided to do something for your body.

You will need:

  • ⅓ cup tapioca pearls
  • ½ cup of water
  • 200 ml of currant or other fruit juice
  • 6 cups of currants

Preparation process:

  • Mix tapioca pearls with water in a pot and heat slowly.
  • Add the fruit juice and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Add 2 cups of currants, stirring constantly to reduce. This process takes about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the rest of the currants.
  • Leave to cool for 5-10 minutes.
  • Pour the mixture into a cake tin and cover with cling film.
  • Place in the freezer for half an hour.
  • Serve the cake with homemade vanilla ice cream, you can sweeten it with, for example, sour cream with a little maple syrup.
cake with currant filling and sheets of dough on top
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Currant cake with pudding

Thanks to frozen currants, you can enjoy summer refreshment even in the middle of winter! It’s up to you when you enjoy the vitamin bomb, which also supplies energy and cleanses the body.

You will need:

For the cake base:

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 30 dkg plain flour
  • 20 dkg of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of soda
  • 3 spoons of granulated sugar

For the filling:

  • 4 egg whites
  • pinch of salt
  • 25 dkg of ground sugar
  • 2 vanilla sugars
  • 2 vanilla puddings
  • 50 ml of sunflower oil
  • half a kilo of washed and dried currants

Preparation process:

  • Rub the egg yolks with sugar until they change color to light yellow.
  • Slowly and gradually mix in the softened butter and flour with baking soda.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Prepare a cake pan, grease it with butter and sprinkle with flour or breadcrumbs.
  • Place half of the batter in the baking dish.
  • Now prepare the filling: beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff. While whisking, slowly add powdered sugar and vanilla sugar.
  • Gradually mix the custard into the egg white.
  • Carefully mix the oil into the resulting mixture.
  • Spread the resulting mixture evenly over the dough.
  • Spread the currants over the mixture.
  • Grate the rest of the dough on top or decorate with snow.
  • Bake for three quarters of an hour.
  • After baking and cooling, you can sprinkle the cake with powdered sugar.
baked cake with a cream filling with currants and egg white snow
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Sourdough currant cake

This currant cake is surprisingly easy and quick. Even if you don’t often do well with yeast dough, you should be able to handle this pie just fine!

You will need:

For the dough:

  • 500 g semi-coarse flour
  • 5 tablespoons of oil
  • ½ cube of yeast
  • pinch of salt
  • milk
  • 100 g of sugar
  • red or black currant

For the sprinkles:

  • 200 g coarse flour
  • 100 g of powdered sugar
  • 100 g of butter

Preparation process:

  • Make a dough from all the ingredients and let it rise.
  • Then spread the risen dough on a greased baking sheet and sprinkle it very thickly with currants.
  • Prepare a sprinkle from the listed ingredients, which you sprinkle on the fruit.
  • Bake at medium temperature for about 45 minutes.
sourdough cake topped with black currants
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Mug cake with currants

These currant cakes are the best choice for any beginner. There is no need to weigh the ingredients, simply pour or pour the necessary ingredients from the cup.

You will need:

To prepare the whole cake:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 pc baking powder
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of currants
  • 2 cups semi-coarse flour
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • grease for wiping as needed.

Preparation process:

  • Remove the larger stalks from fresh currants, wash and let dry.
  • Use a cup to measure the amount of sugar, flour, oil and milk.
  • Mix everything in a dough bowl.
  • At the end, carefully mix in the currants as well.
  • Pour the dough onto a greased baking sheet and bake in a hot oven.
cake with currant filling and pieces of dough on top
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You can complement these currant pastries with your favorite cup of coffee. In our test of capsule coffee machines, we listed, among other things, models that can make cold drinks. Look at!

Mug cake is perfect for breakfast, a snack, or just as a dessert with coffee.

You don’t have to use currants only in the kitchen. You will especially appreciate the beneficial effects of fresh currants on the skin during the harvest season. Make a homemade vitamin elixir of youth.

If you are not in the mood for cakes, try recipes for everything possible that can be prepared from currants .

Currant face mask

Currant can naturally hydrate the skin, rid it of grease and dirt, and also nourish it thanks to its high content of vitamins and minerals.

You will need:

  • a cup of currants
  • spoon of white yogurt

Preparation process:

  • Place the currants and white yogurt in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Apply to washed and cleansed skin.
  • Leave on for at least 15 minutes.
  • Then rinse with lukewarm water.
  • Repeat the procedure once a week.
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What currant recipe will you prepare today?

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