Saturday, February 16, 2008

Spicy Banana Cake

An easy aromatic and spicy cake to bring some sunshine in the overcast and dull winter days.
I adapted a recipe from a book called Cakes biscuits and slices.

1 cup and a half brown sugar
2 cups flour
2/3 cup dessicated coconut
100 ml sunflower oil
1/2 cup double cream
1/2 cup pureed bananas
1 egg

1 and 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
the crushed seeds of 3-4 cardamom pods
1 vanilla powder

Put in a square tin lined with baking paper and bake about 40 minutes on 170 degrees or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
Leave on a rack to cool and top with icing sugar.


Gretchen Noelle said...

I am working on getting rid of ripe plantains this weekend. I may have to try this recipe out!

Patricia Scarpin said...

I love baking with banana and your photos are such an inspiration!

Alita said...

Thank you girls! :)

Gretchen, I suppose that if using plantains maybe more sugar will be needed.

Kate / Kajal said...

Heyyyy i made banana cake too , but it doesn't come any where close to yours. Have to try your recipe.
Love your styling and photography.

Sophie said...

Your pictures are so pretty :). I really like how warm and yummy you make the food look!

Alita said...

Thank you, Sophie :)

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