Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Spiced Banana and Walnut cake

Enjoy this easy to follow recipe for a moist and crunchy Banana cake. Perfect for this cold weather with a hot cup of tea. 

Serves 10

125g butter
100g sugar
1tsp vanilla extract 
1 tsp almond extract
4 ripened medium size banana's
180g walnuts
1 tsp of mixed spice 
60ml of milk
Half a teaspoon of Rapeseed/Sunflower oil 
190g of self raising flour
1 beaten egg
1 tsp of black treacle
1 tsp of Demerara sugar


Preheat your oven to 180c

Grease and line a loaf tin

Melt the butter , sugar, vanilla and almond  extract  in a saucepan on a very low heat

Once the sugar is dissolved (please do not let it boil) add the treacle and stir.

Take the saucepan off the heat

In a bowl mash the bananas with your hands. 

Add the banana to the mixture and mix 

Then add the egg and mix till well combined

In a separate bowl sift the flour with the mixed spice.

Then add the flour and milk  and mix till well combined

Finally add half your walnuts and rapeseed/sunflower oil
 and mix gently

Pour your mixture into your grease loaf tin, then scatter the remaining walnut on top of the cake mixture.
 Then sprinkle a teaspoon of Demerara sugar over the cake mixture

Add ice cubes to your baking tray and place your cake in the oven

Bake for 35 minutes ( please insert a skewer in the middle part of your cake.  If your skewer comes out clean, then your cake is done )