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Friday 9 July 2010

Baking for Beginners: Gorgeous Gooseberry Cake

Gooseberries are my absolute favourite fruit. They might be small, sour and hairy, but that doesn't put me off. They make the best crumble ever, and are beautiful in a fool, but this summer I thought I'd try something different with them by turning them into this beautifully moist teatime treat.

The gooseberry season is a short one, so make the most of the current glut of these mouth-puckering berries while you can!

Gorgeous Goosberry Cake (makes 10 slices)

You'll need:

  • 125g caster sugar, plus a bit more to sprinkle over
  • 250g plain flour, sifted
  • 4tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 50g butter, cut into small dice and at room temperature
  • 300-400g fresh gooseberries, topped and tailed
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 medium egg
  • 100ml milk
Make it!
  • Preheat the oven to 170c / Gas 3 and line a 9 inch cake tin with baking parchment.
  • Put the sugar, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, butter, gooseberries and salt into a large mixing bowl.
  • Whisk the egg and milk together lightly, just enough to combine, then pour onto the dry ingredients.
  • Squidge it all about until the mixture is nicely combined.
  • Spread the mixture into the tin and bake for about 45 minutes, or until the top is nicely golden brown and the cake is cooked through.
  • Sprinkle with sugar and eat a slice with a nice cup of tea.


  1. or 4 slices if u cut it properly!! x x

  2. Small, sour and hairy sounds like someone I used to date=)
    Lol @ miz-bag I like your thinking;)

  3. But miz-bag, if you cut it into ten you can go back for seconds and thirds!


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