Red currant cake with apple pieces

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Torta di ribes con pezzi di mela
A light cake with fresh currants and juicy apple pieces!
Ingredients list
For a springform pan with 9in/24cm Ø
  • 300 g red currants
  • 250 g pastry flour (soft / patent)
  • 150 g sugar
  • 125 g butter soft
  • 125 ml milk lukewarm
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 apples organic
  • ½ lemon organic
  • 1 tbsp rum
  • 8 g vanilla sugar
  • 8 g baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • powdered sugar to taste
Difficulty: easy
Cost: low
Calories: 192kcal
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour
Difficulty: easy
Cost: low
Calories: 192kcal
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour
  • Preheat the oven to 160°C/320°F top/bottom heat.
  • Add eggs and sugar to the mixing bowl of the stand mixer and mix thoroughly with the dough hook until a light and fluffy mixture is formed.
  • Then add the flour, baking powder, vanilla sugar, cinnamon, rum, the lukewarm milk and the softened butter and continue to stir until a compact homogeneous mixture is formed.
  • Peel the apples, remove the seeds, quarter them and cut them into small pieces. Then sprinkle with the juice of the lemon.
  • Prepare a 9in/24cm Ø springform pan and grease it with a little softened butter. Pour in half of the dough mixture. Spread the apple pieces evenly on top and cover with the remaining dough mixture.
  • Finally, cover the dough with the washed currants.
  • Now put the cake in the oven and bake for about 45 minutes until golden brown.
  • Then remove and allow to cool.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar to taste before serving.
    Buon appetito!


You can enjoy this cake lukewarm but also cold! Stored in the refrigerator, it can be kept for up to 4 days.
Calories: 192kcal (10%)Carbohydrates: 28g (9%)Protein: 3g (6%)Fat: 8g (12%)Saturated fatty acids: 4g (20%)Trans fatty acids: 1gCholesterol: 48mg (16%)

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    • Ciao Will, thanks for your question! You need 8g (about 0.3oz) of vanilla sugar.
      Many greetings

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