About this recipe:Everyone will love these fruity treats. The moist cake bars are topped with a wonderful lemon icing. Enjoy with a big mug of tea or coffee.
300g caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
300g sliced bananas
250g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
150g dates, pitted and chopped
50g chopped almonds
50g butter, softened
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
175g icing sugar
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:30min › Ready in:50min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 20x30cm baking tin.
In a large bowl, cream margarine and sugar. Gradually mix in eggs and vanilla. Stir in bananas. Sieve together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Stir into the sugar mixture. Finally, fold in dates and chopped almonds.
Spread batter evenly into prepared tin. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool.
Meanwhile, make the lemon icing. Mix together salt and icing sugar. Stir in soft butter, lemon juice and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
When bars are cool, spread the lemon icing over the top and cut into squares.