home made cakes for special days and elevenses

Monday, 13 May 2013

Coffee, Almond and Blackcurrant Cake

This is my take on a simple coffee sponge cake. I have swapped the traditional walnuts for ground almonds, and added a layer of blackcurrant jam alongside the coffee buttercream. Almonds and coffee are a great pairing, and the ground almonds help to give this cake a lovely moist texture. The blackcurrant jam gives an extra, fruity flavour and adds a bit of colour to the cake as well.

Photograph by Sharron Gibson

This is one of the recipes I wrote for the Good Food Channel website. You can click here to see the recipe in full.


  1. That looks lovely.
    I would never have thought of putting coffee and blackcurrant together but it sounds delicious. I can't wait to give it a try.....I retire from work next week and intend to take a cake in to work on my last day.....this looks perfect. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Hope you had a great last day at work and the cake turned out well!