Mum's carrot banana cake

    Mum's carrot banana cake


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    About this recipe: This carrot banana cake recipe was passed down to me by my mum. It's simple to make, uses few ingredients and tastes wonderful.

    Serves: 16 

    • 300g plain flour
    • 55g caster sugar
    • 55g brown soft sugar
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
    • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
    • 80ml vegetable oil
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 3 carrots, peeled and grated
    • 70g chopped walnuts

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:55min  ›  Extra time:10min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Grease a loaf tin.
    2. Combine flour, caster sugar, brown sugar, bicarb, cinnamon and salt. Whisk eggs, bananas, oil and vanilla in a separate bowl. Stir into dry ingredients until just moistened. Fold in carrots and walnuts; pour into prepared tin.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean, 55 to 65 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes in the tin before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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    Reviews (5)


    - Rated on - 11 Jun 2013


    Delicious, light and easy to make. Added sultanas instead of walnuts and sprinkled Demerara sugar on the top prior to cooking. - 06 Oct 2016


    Thanks for a lovely easy to make cake I've left the nuts out so waiting to try it ! - 20 Sep 2016

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