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Sweet and Sour Red Currant Cake Recipe

The combination of sweet, moist vanilla cake with slightly sour red currants leaves your taste buds wanting more! When red currants are in season, this easy to make red currant cake recipe is a family favorite.

Slice of red currant cake on a plate with fresh red currants.

Delicious and Easy to Make Red Currant Cake

We’re big fans of incorporating red currants in with our dessert recipes, similar to this zucchini cake with berries recipe. Since we grow large bushes of currants each year, using them in dessert, salads or even for making delicious red currant jam, is a given.

Slice of red currant cake on a plate next to fresh currants and cutlery.

Baked to perfection in a large baking pan, the explosion of flavour oozes out of the red currents into the moist vanilla cake. It’s not only pleasing to taste but pleasing to the eye with it’s lovely melted red current pattern swirled over the top.

Slice taken out of a tray of red currant cake.

Easy Red Currant Cake Recipe

Jane and Sonja
This easy to make red currant cake is the perfect combination of sweetness and slightly sour berries, leaving your taste buds wanting more.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Croatian


  • 1 9×12 glass baking dish



  • Preheat oven at 370F.
  • Mix baking powder and flour together in a separate bowl.
  • Use a different bowl to beat egg whites on high until they become stiff and form a peak. Put aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks slowly, and then add in the sugar and vanilla sugar.
  • When sugar is all dissolved, add the oil in to the mixture slowly.
  • Next, add in the yogurt and combine.
  • Add the flour and baking powder mixture to the wet mixture and combine.
  • Needs to look like a pancake batter mixture in texture.
  • Fold in the egg whites using a wooden spoon.
  • Add red currants to mixture and stir just until combined.
  • Place into a greased baking pan 9×12.
  • Bake 27-30 minutes on 370F. Check if ready by inserting toothpick inside. If clean, cake is ready.
Keyword cake, red currant
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