I love the flavour of blackcurrants, but having never seen fresh ones for sale, I’ve never had the chance to bake with them. I did, however, console myself with the help of blackcurrant jam, tinned blackcurrants and this rather quick and easy recipe for blackcurrant Bakewell cake the other week.
This is really is a ridiculously easy cake to make. Everything apart from the jam gets mixed in one bowl and thrown in a tin. Bake for a bit, add the jam, and bake for a bit more. Et voila! Blackcurrant Bakewell cake.
As is my wont, I did improvise a little by adding tinned blackcurrants along with the jam, in the hope of imparting more of a fruity flavour. It definitely worked, and created a pleasing tang that went nicely with the sweet jam and almond extract.
On the BBC Good Food website here: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/694638/blackcurrant-bakewell