Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Carrot and Banana Cake

Mmm... I found this recipe in the Women's Weekly "Bake" cookbook. I had some overripe bananas and I was looking for some recipes that had something healthy in them (trying to sneak an extra vegie into the kids). I'm hoping to try a zucchini loaf soon. This one jumped out as it had carrot as well as banana.
We all enjoyed it so much that I thought I would use it in the Recipe Swap Box by I Have To Say...

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Carrot and Banana Cake
from The Women's Weekly - "Bake"

Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 1 hr 15 mins (+ cooling time)
Serves: 10

1 1/4 cups (185g) plain flour
1/2 cup (75g) self-raising flour
1 teaspon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup (220g) firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup (80g) coarsely chopped roasted walnuts
3 eggs
2 cups (480g) coarsely grated carrot
1 cup (460g) mashed banana
1 cup (250ml) vegetable oil

Cream Cheese Frosting
90g cream cheese
90g butter, softened
1 cup (160g) icing sugar

Preheat oven to 170oC/150oC fan-forced. Grease base and side of 24cm round springform tin, line base with baking paper.

Sift flours, soda, spices and sugar into large bowl. Stir in nuts, eggs, carrot, banana and oil. Pour into tin.

Bake cake about 1 1/4 hours. Cool cake in tin.

Meanwhile, make cream cheese frosting. Top cake with frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting
Beat cream cheese and butter in small bowl with electric mixer until as white as possible, gradually beat in sifted icing sugar.


Sharon said...

ANYTHING with carrots, bananas OR cream cheese is always a winner, this has all three. Thanks for sharing.

marigold said...

This sounds awesome. I haven't ever combined carrots and bananas before, but now have just the recipe to do so! Thanks!

Gina said...

Looks and sounds delicious! I have many WW cookbooks but not this one.. Thanks for sharing :)

A-M said...

FABULOUS! I am cooking it tomorrow. I have some ripe bananas just staring at me from the fruit bowl. I love WW cookbooks, you can never ruin a recipe... they just always work! My all time, no fail WW recipe, that I cook at least once a fortnight, is the Vegetarian Lasagne from the BBQ cookbook, from the 80's.... still no better recipe. A-M xx

Cafe Maverick Team said...

My old boy friend had that cook book and Instead of stealing it as a relationship souvineer wrote it down on a peice of paper. I baked it again and again over the years with my trusty little slip of paper, that is until my new boyfriend moved in and helped clean the kitchen promptly throwing away "all that scrap paper in the bottom drawer". Thanks so much for posting it

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