Thursday, March 8, 2012

Black Currant Bundt Cake


Black currant has been my favorite flavor after chocolate. The purple color of it attracts me a lot :) The berry has a distinct taste that not many would hate.

I had been waiting to make use of my bundt pan and today was the special occasion when I as a woman wanted to treat myself with my favorites for my day ;)

The cake treated my taste buds at its best :)

Hope woman around the world had a great day just as I did :)




All purpose flour(Maida) - 125 gms
Baking powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Butter - 100 gms
Powdered sugar - 150 gms
Eggs - 2
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Milk - 1/4 cup
Black currants - 1/4 cup
Black currant crush - 1/2 cup



Pre-preparation -

Take the black currants in a microwave safe bowl and add a tbl sp of water to it and microwave for 1 min in high. Once it cools down, soak it in the black currant crush for one night or more. You can keep it in the fridge until use for even 6 months.

This soaked black currants can be used for cakes, cupcakes, milk shakes, dessert toppings, with pan cakes, on toasted bread etc. too.


For the bundt cake:

Chop the butter into small cubes and drop them into the beating bowl. Add sugar in two parts and beat until fluffy.

Now add one egg at a time and beat well for each addition until well incorporated. Add vanilla essence and mix well. Now add the milk in two parts and beat. Then add the flour mixture and fold gently. Finally add the soaked black currants with the crush and fold until well mixed.


Preheat oven to 375°F or 190°C. Grease the bundt pan with butter and dust with flour.

Fill the pan upto 3/4th and bake it for 25-30 mins at 375°F or 190°C.

Check if cooked by inserting a tooth pick. Its done if the toothpick comes out clean.

Allow it to cool on a wire rack for a while.

Soft and flavorful black currant bundt cake is ready :)

Enjoy at tea time :)



You can replace black currents with raisins.

Bake these in cup cakes with some fresh cream topping to make it exotic.

Due to the weight of the black currants they tend to get to the base, so its better you use moulds that you invert so that the currants are on top while presenting.


Written by: Nithya
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Unknown said...

Very nice cake and pictures nithya. If you toss the black currants in plain flour, they wont sink to the bottom.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Gorgeous click,please make a parcel to us :)

T's Mom said...

Drool worthy. Like your cup :) Wishes to you too.

BTW, just saw promo in Vijay TV they are telecasting 'the' program on Sunday at 2:30 PM

Vimitha Durai said...

Looks so soft and yummy. Nice flavorful cake

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

fluffy and yummy cake..ur clicks are awesome...actually i am droolling ur pics...all blak..super

Zareena said...

Even black currants are my favorite too. I loved this a lot. Perfectly baked. Its so moist and yummm...

hotpotcooking said...

Looks delicious and yum. Nice clicks.

Hema said...

Awesome clicks, and the cake looks superb..

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Super moist and delicious looking cake...Lovey clicks..

notyet100 said...

Cake looks gorgeous,.wish ya happy women's day too,..:)

Rekha shoban said...

perfect cake....cup and the tray looks superb!

Soundspicy said...

So tempting and looks moist..awesome!!

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

cske looks awesome and yummy... lovely pics..liked the props very much.

Unknown said...

wow...the cake looks amazingly delicious...what wonderful clicks n presentation :-)

Vijitha said...

Loving the black mug. Goes really well with the theme. Moist and perfectly baked bundt cake.

Jyoti Babel said...

Looks tempting.. Pairly perfectly with tea..

Saraswathi Iyer said...

So perfect and you deserve this treat. waiting to watch you on Vijay TV. Beautiful and worthy clicks.

VineelaSiva said...

The cake looks awesome.

Archana said...

Drooling here. these are my favorite but I rarely indulge in them.
happy women's day

Ramya said...

aahh...the cake looks awesome

jennifer said...

Woowww Nithya.. that's awesome d :)

jennifer said...

Woowww Nithya.. that's awesome d :)

farah saleem said...

amazing nits,...lovely! looks absolutely delicious!.....super clicks too...

Suganya said...

Perfect looking cake. So moist and crumbly. Beautiful pictures. YUM!

Suganya said...

Perfect looking cake. So moist and crumbly. Beautiful pictures. YUM!

Swati Sapna said...

Your cake looks delicious... as does the frothy cup of coffee next to it :) And this recipe and the pics reminded me that i need to buy a bundt pan real soon now :(

Deepthi KR said...

what a lovely blog!!!!
I love your amazing photography and ofcourse all recipes!!!
Happy to follow you!!!! do stop by mine!!!!
Good Food Recipes said...

nice space vth awesome so r so cool...this cake is looking just gorgeous......vl try this soon......happy 2 visit here..visit me when u fine sum time..

Spice up the Curry said...

cake recipe is great. all the pictures are beautiful. Came here 1st time and loved it.

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