Carob cake

    Carob cake


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    About this recipe: Carob is a tasty alternative to chocolate. A delicious cake flavoured with carob and sweetened with honey. You can find carob powder in health food shops and larger supermarkets.

    Serves: 8 

    • 110g butter
    • 225g honey
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 banana, mashed
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 175ml water
    • 125g plain flour
    • 5 tablespoons carob powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
    • 125g chopped walnuts
    • Icing
    • 50g butter
    • 5 tablespoons honey
    • 120g dried milk powder
    • 4 tablespoons carob powder
    • 4 tablespoons water
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 20cm square cake tin. Sift together the flour, 5 tablespoons carob powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together the 110g butter and 225g of honey until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the banana and vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the 175ml water. Stir in chopped walnuts. Pour cake mixture into prepared tin.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
    4. To make the icing: In a large bowl, cream 50g butter and 5 tablespoons honey until smooth. Blend in the milk powder, carob powder, 4 tablespoons water and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until smooth and spread on cooled cake.

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