Introducing the irresistible Blackcurrant Bakewell recipe, a delicious, fruity sheet cake that will delight you from the first bite. With its delicious blackcurrant filling and delicate almond flavor, this dessert can be prepared in no time in just under 45 minutes. Perfect for anyone looking for a stress-free baking experience, it proves that making delicious treats doesn’t have to be complicated. Serve warm or cold, alone or with a dollop of cream, this sheet cake is guaranteed to delight your taste buds. Don’t miss this simple but sensational dessert!
- 250g softened butter, plus some butter for greasing
- 280g self-raising flour
- 250g golden powdered sugar
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 4 eggs
- 150 ml cup of natural yogurt
- 1 tsp vanilla paste or extract
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 4 tbsp black currant jam
- 25 g roasted almond flakes
- Powdered sugar, for dusting
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4.
- Grease a 20 x 30 cm baking or roasting tin and line it with baking paper.
- To make the sponge cake, beat the butter, flour, sugar, baking powder, eggs, yogurt, vanilla and almond extract in a large bowl with an electric whisk until there are no lumps.
- Pour the dough into the mold and bake for 10 minutes.
- Quickly spread the jam over the dough.
- Scatter the almonds over the dough.
- Bake for another 15-20 minutes, until golden brown and risen and a skewer inserted comes out clean.
- Let the Bakewell cool in the tin.
- Dust with powdered sugar.
Equipment and tools
To prepare Blackcurrant Bakewell you will need the following equipment and tools:
- mixing bowl
- Whisk or electric mixer
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Baking pan (greased with butter)
- Wire frame
- Spatula or wooden spoon
This blackcurrant bakewell recipe may contain the following allergens:
- butter (milk)
- Yoghurt (milk)
Please check specific ingredient labels to ensure appropriate for your dietary needs or allergies.
Storage and leftovers
If you have leftover Blackcurrant Bakewell, you can store it as follows:
- Allow the Bakewell to cool completely.
- Dust with powdered sugar if desired.
- Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
- The Bakewell can be kept for up to 3 days.
Enjoy the Blackcurrant Bakewell within the recommended time frame for the best flavor and freshness.
Health Benefits of Blackcurrant Bakewell
Blackcurrants are small, dark purple berries that are packed with nutrients and offer a range of health benefits. Incorporating these delicious berries into a delicious blackcurrant bakewell recipe not only improves the flavor but also provides a nutritional boost. Here are some important health benefits:
1. Rich in antioxidants
Black currants are rich in antioxidants, beneficial compounds that protect the body from free radicals. These antioxidants help prevent cell damage and reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and inflammation.
2. Strengthens the immune system
The high vitamin C content in blackcurrants strengthens the immune system by supporting the production of white blood cells, which are essential for fighting off infections and disease. Including blackcurrants in your Bakewell recipe can help boost your body’s defenses.
3. Supports eye health
Blackcurrants contain anthocyanins, a type of antioxidant that promotes eye health. These compounds help reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration and improve vision by protecting the eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays and oxidative stress.
4. Heart Health Benefits
The combination of blackcurrants and almond extract in the Blackcurrant Bakewell recipe may benefit heart health. Blackcurrants are known to lower blood pressure due to their high potassium content, while almonds provide heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.
5. Provides essential nutrients
Blackcurrants are a great source of important vitamins and minerals. They are particularly rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese and potassium. These nutrients are vital for maintaining proper body functions such as bone health, blood clotting, and balanced electrolyte levels.
By incorporating blackcurrants into your bakewell recipe, you can enjoy a delicious dessert while benefiting from the numerous health benefits of these berries. Remember to garnish with toasted slivered almonds and a sprinkle of powdered sugar to bring out the natural sweetness of the blackcurrant jam.