Blackcurrant buns

Blackcurrant buns

This is a quick, easy recipe that makes tasty, not-too-sweet little buns. I freeze any blackcurrants that I can’t use fresh and drop them straight into the mixture from frozen.

This recipe is from a friend who makes it as a whole cake. I’ve reduced the quantities, and also usually use some flour as well as ground almonds. This is a good gluten-free cake without the flour.


65g butter
65g sugar
2 eggs
½ tspn vanilla essence
130g ground almonds (or 100g ground almonds and 30g self-raising flour)
½ tspn baking powder
100-150g blackcurrants (frozen is fine)


  1. Cream the butter and sugar together, then add the eggs and beat together.
  2. Add the vanilla essence, ground almonds and baking powder and stir together.
  3. Stir in the blackcurrants.
  4. Either spoon into a cake tin or bun cases and bake in a medium oven (180 degrees C / gas 5) for about 15-20 mins (buns) or 20-30 mins (if you make it as a whole cake).