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FESTIVE SPICE BANANA CAKE

An easy semi sweet cake recipe with a christmassy twist!

This twist on banana bread is the perfect light but indulgent treat to have not just this season but all year round!


Recipe makes 2 8inch cake tins / 1 large loaf tin / 12+ cupcakes

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE CAKE

1 cup self raising flour

1/2 cup of soft brown sugar

1 heaped of teaspoon baking powder

3 over ripe bananas

2 tablespoons of golden syrup

splash of milk

2 medium eggs


OPTIONAL

3 teaspoons of cinnamon

2 teaspoons of nutmeg

2 teaspoon of ginger


FOR THE ICING

1/2 bar of white chocolate

2 tablespoons of icing sugar

Splash of water


METHOD


Preheat oven to 180° for a fan oven / 200° conventional oven / glass mark 6


  1. Put all dry ingredients into a mixing bowl

  2. Create a well in the middle and add eggs and milk

  3. mix together

  4. in a separate bowl, mash bananas until they are mostly smooth (I like to leave a few lumps in!)

  5. Add bananas and milk to dry ingredients and mix well

  6. Grease well whatever tin you are using and add your mixture

  7. Cook for around 15 mins, use a toothpick to see if the cake is ready - if the toothpick comes out dry, its ready!

  8. While the cake is cooling, melt your chocolate and add icing sugar and a splash of warm water to the mix

  9. Drizzle over cake and either wait to cool or serve slightly warm!





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