Saturday, 25 January 2014


Perfect for using up those bananas that get left behind in the fruit bowl, you simply shove everything in a bowl and mix and the Bundt tin makes it look like a fancy cake that you've spent ages slaving over.  Don't worry if you don't have a fancy tin though, these also look great as individual cakes made in muffin tins. Just turn them upside down and decorate.

100g Butter softened
170g Sugar
200g Self Raising Flour
2 tbsp Maple Syrup
2 Eggs
2 Ripe Bananas
1 tsp Baking Powder
50g Walnuts roughly chopped

For The Icing
100g Icing Sugar
2-3 tbsp Maple Syrup
Drop of Vanilla Extract
20g Walnuts roughly chopped

Heat the oven to 190C. Grease and flour a Bundt Tin. Use an electric mixer to whisk together the banana and sugar then add the remaining ingredients and mix them all till well combined. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 30-35 minutes till the cake is firm and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes then turn out onto a cooling rack.

Mix the icing sugar with the maple syrup and vanilla to make a runny icing then once the cake has cooled drizzle over the top and sprinkle with the remaining walnuts.

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