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Spiced Currant Snack Cake

with healthy nuts
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Spiced Currant Snack Cake

Spiced Currant Snack Cake - Fluffy cake with healthy nuts

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Health Score:
76 / 100
25 min.
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Nutritional values

Almonds and hazelnuts offer a plus in valuable fatty acids and vitamin E, two bioactive micronutrients that stabilize cell membranes. Those who like to snack on currants are also doing something for their eyesight and immune system thanks to the vitamin A they contain.

If you like black currants, you can also prepare the cake with them - besides the slightly tarter taste, the dark minis provide even more vitamin C than their red relatives.

1 piece contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie381 cal.(18 %)
Protein9 g(9 %)
Fat28 g(24 %)
Carbohydrates29 g(19 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage3.5 g(12 %)
Vitamin A0.2 mg(25 %)
Vitamin D0.7 μg(4 %)
Vitamin E3.7 mg(31 %)
Vitamin K6 μg(10 %)
Vitamin B₁0.2 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin2.5 mg(21 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate35 μg(12 %)
Pantothenic acid0.6 mg(10 %)
Biotin10.2 μg(23 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.4 μg(13 %)
Vitamin C10 mg(11 %)
Potassium264 mg(7 %)
Calcium51 mg(5 %)
Magnesium47 mg(16 %)
Iron2.9 mg(19 %)
Iodine4 μg(2 %)
Zinc1.3 mg(16 %)
Saturated fatty acids13.8 g
Uric acid32 mg
Cholesterol106 mg


9 ozs butter
7 ozs brown Birch sugar
4 eggs
18 ozs Whole Grain Spelt Flour
3 ½ ozs ground Hazelnuts
2 ¾ ozs ground almonds
1 tsp Baking powder
1 pinch ground Saffron
1 tsp cinnamon
1 generous pinch ground cloves
1 pinch salt
14 ozs red Currants
11 ozs cream cheese
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Preparation steps


Line the bottom of a square cake pan (8" x 12") with baking paper. For the dough, beat butter with a hand mixer until creamy. Add birch sugar, stirring until it stops crunching. Gradually add eggs, beating until very fluffy, 5 minutes.


Mix flour with nuts, almonds, baking powder, saffron, remaining spices and salt. Sift the flour mixture gradually into the butter mixture and mix quickly with the dough hooks of the hand mixer (mixing for too long makes the dough tough).


Clean the currants, wash, dab dry, and set aside 3.5 ounces for decoration; pluck the rest and fold into the batter. Pour the batter into the pan, smooth it out, and bake in a preheated oven at 200 °C (convection oven 400 °F for about 40 minutes (test with a stick). After baking, allow the cake to cool for 15 minutes.


Mix cream cheese until smooth and spread thinly on the cake. Cut into pieces, remove from the pan, and garnish with currants set aside.