Red Currant Upside Down Cake with Red Wheat and Buckwheat

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This easy, delicious red currant cake is lightly sweetened with coconut sugar and made with a mix of home milled red wheat and buckwheat flour. It is a simple and delicious way to enjoy summer fruit.

  • 150 +20 g Unsalted butter, softened
  • 100+20 g Coconut sugar
  • 300 g Red currants, stripped from their stalks
  • 2 Large eggs, room-temperature
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 150 g Red wheat berries, milled into flour
  • 100 g Buckwheat berries, milled into flour
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/3 tsp Nutmeg powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tbsp Berentzen red currant liquor
  • 120 ml Kefir
  • 2 tbsp Sunflower seeds, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Line the bottom of a 26-cm springform pan with parchment and grease with 20 grams of butter. Sprinkle the coconut sugar over, then place in the stripped currants.
  2. Cream 150 grams of unsalted butter and 100 grams of coconut sugar until light and fluffy. Add in eggs, one at a time, beating until fully incorporated. Stir in vanilla extract.
  3. Whisk together the milled red wheat, buckwheat, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt. Beat in half of the flour mixture, then red currant liquor and kefir until roughly combined. Now beat in the rest of the flour mixture until smooth. Spread batter over the currants, smoothing top with a spatula. Sprinkle with sunflower seeds if using.
  4. Bake for 35-40 mins until a skewer inserted into the centre of cake comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. Dust with a little of icing sugar if desired. | © 2018 | | © 2018 |


Vicki Bensinger 23/8/18 16:51

This is beautiful Angie. I haven't seen any red currants here but then again I haven't looked for them. They're just beautiful. Nice recipe!

Evelyne CulturEatz 23/8/18 17:07

Now that is a stunning cake Angie, love it and makes me wish red currant where easier to get here. Great recipe!

Pam 23/8/18 17:27

Brilliant, Angie! It is delicious looking! It is on my must try list for sure. Thanks for the recipe! Your photos are awesome!

Jean | 23/8/18 17:28

Angie, that is gorgeous! Now if only I can get my hands on that quantity of red currants. I only ever (and not often) see them in tiny little containers at an exorbitant price!

Gloria Baker 23/8/18 18:15

OMG Angie this looks absolutely beautiful !! xo

Juliana 23/8/18 21:41

What a beautiful cake Angie, so colorful and with all the different flours you used...thanks for the recipe! I hope you are enjoying your week!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 24/8/18 00:11

What a gorgeous cake! I sure wish I could find some of those beautiful red currants around here---I'll keep my eyes peeled )

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 24/8/18 00:22

Angie this cake is SO pretty! Those red currants are gorgeous!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 24/8/18 02:06

Wow showstoppe right here..really stunning

GiGi Eats 24/8/18 02:18

This gorgeousness speaks to me and looks so damn delicious! You could make a dirty diaper look tasty! haha!

mjskit 24/8/18 04:49

Red currents are hard to find around here but when I do, I always buy a big batch. You've really embraced their goodness with this cake Angie.

noobcook 24/8/18 06:39

the red is so vibrant and gorgeous here. such a pretty bake!

ann low 24/8/18 06:50

Looks so pretty and refreshing!

Nancy Chan 24/8/18 08:13

I didn't even know that there are red currants! I have only seen the dark red currants and the green ones. What a pretty cake all covered with red currants.

Tricia Buice 24/8/18 13:36

Angie this is just gorgeous. I wish I could get fresh currants where I live. I bet the taste is just as good as it looks. So creative and colorful!!!

Kitchen Riffs 24/8/18 16:51

Gorgeous looking cake! Love the color, and red currants? Flavor must be fantastic. Thanks!

Natalia 24/8/18 18:11

Wow, the color of this cake is just spectacular,I would love to have a big piece☺

2pots2cook 24/8/18 18:38

So vibrant and perfectly twisted ! Thnak you !

Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living 24/8/18 22:24

What a beautiful and healthy cake - it's hard to find fresh currants around here but I will look for them!

judee 25/8/18 12:52

Oh Angie- what a magnificent looking cake! I love the red current berries, but I have never seen them available here. I'll be on the lookout for them.

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 26/8/18 23:10

I love currants, black, red and white are all amazing. I would never have thought of making them into an upside down cake Angie. What a beautiful bake!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 27/8/18 00:11

What a beautiful work of art, Angie! Sadly, we don't see fresh currants available here. I remember picking them with my mother when I was little and popping them into my mouth. I'm sure this lovely recipe could be adapted to other berries though with delicious results.

Balvinder 27/8/18 21:02

This is looking so beautiful. I bought red currants last week but haven't used them yet.Now I know what to do with them.

Jeff the Chef 28/8/18 05:18

What a beautiful cake. I grow currants, but never produce quite this many - and I rarely see them in the store! But still, this inspires me.

Nammi 28/8/18 06:30

love the bright red colour of the currants. :)

grace 28/8/18 17:39

oh, how i love upside-down cakes! i don't know much about red currants but i'm sure this cake would be a hit with me!

Adina 28/8/18 17:56

Beautiful pictures, really invinting! I would love a piece of this cake.

Reeni 29/8/18 01:09

So beautiful Angie! It reminds me of Christmas! It would be such a pretty dessert for the holidays!

Viviane Bauquet Farre 29/8/18 01:58

I adore red currants - so much so that I planted 3 different kinds in my garden this year. I cannot wait for them to start producing! This cake looks absolutely delicious... Plus I love the buckwheat. Thank you, Angie!

All That I'm Eating 29/8/18 12:02

I love redcurrants, they're so sharp. I bet a slice of this is delicious with a cup of tea!

Amy (Savory Moments) 29/8/18 12:41

WOW Angie! This cake is another stunning dessert - simply lovely!

Izaa 29/8/18 22:43

the cake looks phenomenal

Geri Saucier 30/8/18 03:45

A gorgeous cake. It looks delicious.

Abbe@This is How I Cook 30/8/18 06:20

This is just gorgeous Angie. Currants are one thing that are very hard to find, at least in Denver. And oh my...would I love to find them!

Unknown 30/8/18 07:38

Such a pretty upside down cake! :)

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 30/8/18 23:32

This is such a gorgeous cake, Angie! I wish I could find currants around here, but I've never had any luck. :( Guess I'm going to need you to eat a couple extra slices of this beauty for me!! Cheers!

Anca 2/9/18 10:18

The cake looks amazing. I haven't used red currants for an upside down cake before and I'm surprised to see how well they kept their colour. Love this!

Catherine 3/9/18 16:40

Dear Angie, What a beautiful cake! It is in my favorite color too. I would love a piece with my coffee. xoxo Catherine

Anne@ASaladForAllSeasons 5/9/18 03:49

Beautiful cake, Angie! I must admit, I can't seem to find currents very easily here. But when I do, I scoop them up, and then don't know what to do with them! They are stunning in this cake! :)

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 5/9/18 04:16

Such a beautiful cake. Looks delicious!!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies 5/9/18 04:22

What a beautiful cake! I've never had currants, are they sweet or tart? I'll have to watch for them and see how they taste.

Sharon D. 7/9/18 04:50

This is a masterpiece, Angie. Truly, I have never seen cake this beautiful!

Marcelle 12/9/18 21:50

Beautiful photos in this post, Angie :) This cake sounds divine!!

Sue/the view from great island 14/9/18 17:12

Oh Angie I've never seen such a beautiful cake!!

Zaza 18/9/18 21:50

I love red currants! This recipe reminds me of my childhood. I would love to taste your cake.
Looks so so delicious, Angie!!!

mary anderson 24/2/19 00:39

thats a rare making recipe i never seen such cake! wow angie! you have such innovative cake recipes great :)


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