Banana & Date Cake

A moist cake that goes down a treat with a steaming cup of coffee or tea and delicious even with a glass of cold milkshake .

Ingredients :

  • 150g chopped dates
  • 2 mashed ripe bananas
  • 50g chopped walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons dark or golden syrup or honey
  • 100g butter or margarine
  • 100g sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten with 4 tablespoons milk
  • 2 cups flour ,1 teaspoon baking powder and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional 1 teaspoon ground cardamom seeds) sifted together.

Cream the margarine /butter and sugar until pale and creamy,then add the eggs and milk and fold in the flour mixture.

In a bowl mix the dates,bananas and syrup and add the creamed mixture to it and mix well.

Grease and flour a cake tin or bunt tin and put the cake mixture in it.

Bake in a preheated oven 160C gas mark 4 for about 35-40mins until when you check with a skewer it comes out clean.

Cool a bit in tin then turn out on cooling tray.


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