Fruity Banana Bars

    Fruity Banana Bars

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    About this recipe: A great cake bar, which is perfect to snack on. Chopped pineapple, bananas and cherries are baked together in a lightly spiced cake, then iced and cut into bars.

    Serves: 12 

    • 250g plain flour
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 3/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 (227g) tin pineapple, with juice, finely chopped in a food processor
    • 2 eggs
    • 125ml vegetable oil
    • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 60g glace cherries, halved
    • 50g butter, melted
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 350g icing sugar
    • 4 tablespoons milk

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 20x30cm baking tin.
    2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, bicarbonate of soda, salt and cinnamon. Make a well in the centre and pour in the chopped pineapple, eggs, oil, bananas and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in the cherries. Mix well and pour into prepared tin.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Ice cake while still warm.
    4. To make the icing: Combine melted butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla and icing sugar. Beat in milk, one tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is achieved.
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