Banana & date cake

Banana & date cake

For a strong banana flavour, use very ripe and soft bananas with skins that are spotty and turning brown.

By , 21 September 2015
Banana & date cake
  • Ready in: 100 mins
  • Serves: 4
  • Price: 15p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 36g serving contains
  • Energy 523KJ 125KCAL
  • Fat med
  • Saturates high
  • Sugars high
  • Salt low
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1453kJ/347kcal.
  • 150g dried stoned dates
  • 4 tbsp dark rum (or orange juice)
  • 150g very ripe banana (peeled weight)
  • 125g Asda Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 1 small orange, zest of
  • 2 large free-range eggs
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Line a deep 18cm square cake tin.

  • Cut each date into four pieces using kitchen scissors. Put in a small pan with the dark rum or orange juice and heat gently until it comes to the boil. Turn off the heat and leave until cool.

  • Mash the banana in a bowl with a fork and set aside. Beat the butter, sugar and orange zest until light and creamy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, adding 1 level tbsp self-raising flour with each one. Stir in the rest of the flour, the prepared dates and mashed banana.

  • Put the mixture in the lined cake tin, level the top and bake in the oven for 50-55 minutes or till the top springs back when lightly pressed.