Red Currant Crumble Cake with Yeast Dough

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Finally there are local berries to buy in the supermarkets again, my absolute favorite: red currants 🙂 I love these small, red balls & couldn’t resist. The berries ended up in the shopping cart & were quickly processed into a delicious sheet cake.

In today’s post, I’ll show you a quick recipe for a delicious currant crumble cake with yeast dough. Have fun baking!

Cooked/Baked today: Red Currant Crumble Cake with Yeast Dough
Difficulty: Medium
Preparation Time: 1 hour & 45 minutes
Category: Baking Recipes, Cake Recipes, Sweets & More, German Recipes, Recipes with Yeast Dough, Recipes with Red Currants
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Red Currant Crumble Cake with Yeast Dough

Red Currant Crumble Cake with Yeast Dough

Ingredients for a sheet bee sting cake:

…for yeast dough:

  • 550 grams flour
  • 250 milliliters lukewarm milk
  • 75 grams sugar
  • 75 grams soft butter
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cube fresh yeast
  • 1 sachet vanilla sugar
  • A pinch of salt

…for crumbles:

  • 200 Grams flour
  • 100 grams butter
  • 100 grams sugar

…more ingredients:

  • About 300 grams red currants
  • Whipped cream for serving/span>

Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:

  • Tall container for yeast milk mixture
  • Whisk
  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixer
  • Baking sheet + baking paper
  • Baking frame
  • Kitchen towel
  • Bowl for crumbles


…preparations for yeast dough:

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Crumble ½ cubes of yeast into a tall container, add 75 grams of sugar and 250 milliliters of lukewarm milk and mix together with a whisk or a fork until yeast and sugar have completely dissolved.

Preparations for Yeast Dough

Preparations for Yeast Dough

Next, put yeast-milk mixture along with 550 grams flour, 75 grams soft butter, 1 egg, 1 sachet vanilla sugar and a pinch of salt to a mixing bowl and knead together with a food processor or blender with dough hook for about 4 – 5 minutes until a smooth (but still slightly sticky) dough.

Then place the dough on the prepared baking sheet and flatten it with your hands to a rectangle of approx. 40cm x 30cm (alternatively roll out with a rolling pin). Place a baking frame around the dough and allow to rest covered with a kitchen towel for about 45 – 60 minutes in a warm place.

Preparing Crumbles & Baking Red Currant Crumble Cake

Preparing Crumbles & Baking Red Currant Crumble Cake

Meanwhile, put all the ingredients for the crumble (see list of ingredients above) in a mixing bowl & knead with your hands to form a crumbly dough, then set aside. Pluck currants from stems & place them ready.

Preheat the oven to 180°C (top/bottom heat) in good time. After the resting period, top the yeast dough with plenty of currants and crumbles, then bake for 25 – 30 minutes in the preheated oven until golden brown & crispy.

Serving Red Currant Crumble Cake

Serving Red Currant Crumble Cake

Take the cake out of the oven after the baking time, allow to cool down almost completely on the baking tray & then cut it into pieces & serve along with a little whipped cream. Have fun baking!

Video Tutorial:

Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):

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