Currant meringue cake – 3 fresh ideas for coffee
A delicious cake is always a hit with Sunday coffee, but of course it should be appropriate for the season. After we conveyed such airy and delicious recipes in June, we would like to introduce you to the blackcurrant meringue cake today. Although people are used to eating cakes with plums, raspberries, apricots or sour cherries in July, there should always be something new to try. For those who can never get enough of heavenly meringues, you may want to double the amount. You will receive 3 variants of the cake below, with which the figure is guaranteed to remain beautiful and elegant. There will also be a delicious and good alternative for our vegan friends. The original is of course prepared with fresh currants.
But if you can’t get fresh ones, now you can find out how you can still enjoy the cake.
Currant meringue cake – from the weekly market or from your own garden – enjoy the authentic taste of summer
3 ideas on how to make the currant meringue cake healthy and delicious
The classic recipe for the currant meringue cake consists of:
1 egg, 250g flour, 175g butter, 1 pinch of salt and 80g sugar.
First create the shortcrust pastry by separating the egg and mixing the yolk, sugar, flour, salt, sugar and butter until smooth. Wrapped in cling film, the dough should rest in the fridge for about 30 minutes. In that time you can finish beating the meringue.
If you have never made a meringue cake yourself, you should definitely try it. Danger! The cake tastes dangerously delicious!
4 x egg whites, 160g vanilla sugar, 100g ground almonds, 50g cornstarch.
Mix the 4 egg whites with the egg white that is left over from the shortcrust pastry, the sugar and the vanilla. Beat until you get the desired whipped cream. Only then carefully fold in the ground almonds and cornstarch. Finally add the washed and dried currants and mix well.
All in all, we count this recipe among the easy ones to prepare and promise you a heavenly pleasure
The red currants have a more intense taste, but you can also bake a delicious cake yourself with black currants
Blackcurrant meringue cake – this is what summer tastes like
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and grease a springform pan (26cm) or line it with baking paper. Roll out the dough thinly on a floured work surface and place in the springform pan. There should be an edge that you carefully pull up by hand from each side. Add the meringue with currants and bake for a good 60 minutes. The blackcurrant meringue cake should be completely cool before serving it with coffee. Garnish with powdered sugar or syrup.
If you bake a cake in a tray, it can be used up too quickly or it dries out unnecessarily – think about a good serving option
The vegan side of the currant meringue cake and what to do if you don’t have any fresh fruit?
If you treat yourself to the delicious currant meringue cake and want to do without the egg, you can use scraped flaxseed instead. The quantity for the entered recipe is 50 g. The meringue is created with the help of aquafaba. Mix 1 cup aquafaba with 2 cups sugar (feel free to use xylitol instead of sugar) and add 1 tsp citric acid. Using a food processor, beat until firm and gradually add the sugar. You know what result is desired!
Instead of fresh currants, you can use jam or jelly.
Small and fine – that’s always better and you can even convey frugality to the brain
Instead of shortcrust pastry, you can add other favorites and create your own recipe for summer
If you want to enjoy the delicious currant meringue cake in summer, you will quickly be tempted and take several pieces of it. We suggest you prepare the cake in muffin liners or other shapes that give a sense of frugality. Sometimes you can trick the brain and actually settle for smaller amounts of the cake. You can enjoy small and delicious tarts with a cup of good coffee.
A cake always looks better on a celebratory occasion
There would still be the alternative of completely omitting the shortcrust pastry and simply offering meringue squirts with currant filling. There are no limits to imagination and creativity. The less sugar you eat, the healthier and more recommendable your cake will be. Many people these days are looking for healthy desserts. And who said healthy and tasty are mutually exclusive? Take advantage of the recipes we propose and create your own redcurrant meringue cake that suits your personal and summery tastes!
If you like the meringue too much, you can even do without the shortcrust pastry and offer the crispy pastry with a hot currant filling
In summer we get all sorts of berries in abundance! Find out the flavor you like the most
It is very important that the shortcrust pastry is rolled out wafer-thin so that you can achieve the desired effect
Following the example of the strawberry sponge cake, you can experiment in different ways with the currant meringue cake
You can leave the meringue snow white or mix it with the fruit
Vegans can create delicious and crunchy meringues with aquafaba and xylitol