There is no specific holiday tradition associated with currant cake. It was a common dessert of the period, and very popular, which is why it was often included with Christmas dinners.
Cream butter, add sugar gradually, along with eggs and egg yolk, well beaten. Add milk, flour mixed and sifted with baking powder, and currants.
Bake at 350° for 40 minutes in a greased and floured cake pan.
Last updated: December 19, 2016