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Prep 30 mins
Cook 55 mins
Nick Malgieri; posted by request. A coffee-cake.
Make and share this Irish Currant and Raisin Cake recipe from Food.com.
- 2 1⁄4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus
- 1 tablespoon unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 large egg, at room temperature
- 1⁄2 cup currants
- 1⁄2 cup golden raisin
- 3⁄4 cup buttermilk or 3⁄4 cup milk
- Butter a 2-inch deep 8-inch round cake pan; line bottom with parchment paper or waxed paper.
- Set oven rack in middle of oven; preheat oven to 350°.
- In a bowl, stir 2 ¼ cup flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar with the paddle on medium speed until soft and light, about 5 minutes; add in egg, beating until smooth.
- Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in half the flour mixture.
- Stop and scrape down the bowl and beater with a rubber spatula.
- Beat in the buttermilk, then the remaining flour mixture.
- Give the batter a final mix with the spatula.
- Toss the currants and raisins with the remaining 1 tablespoon flour and fold them into the batter.
- Scrape batter into the prepared pan; smooth the top.
- Bake for about 45-55 minutes or until the cake is well risen and deep gold and a pick comes out clean.
- Cool in pan on a rack for about 30 minutes, then invert the cake onto a rack and remove the pan and paper.
- Invert the cake onto another rack and cool completely.
- Storage: wrap in plastic wrap and keep at room temperature, or double-wrap and freeze for longer storage.