Tuesday 31 March 2015

Carrot and banana Bundt cake

Carrot and banana Bundt cake with lemon icing
Some time ago I had some bananas to use up. I'm not keen on banana loaf or cake but I love carrot cake. I looked through several recipes but all of them contained ingredients that I didn't have in – walnuts, sultanas, cream cheese. So I decided to work out the ratios for the cake tin size I wanted to use and add in the ingredients I had. That's how you create a cake recipe.

I had some more bananas to use up again recently but had Bundts on the brain. I thought I could amend my original recipe to turn it into a Bundt cake. I used my Jubilee Bundt pan as I wanted the cake to double up as an Easter nest. A selection of mini eggs nestled in the grooves and you're good to go. It's a naturally moist cake with the addition of the carrots and bananas plus the use of oil. The lemon icing topping just finishes it off nicely without making the cake too heavy.

Equipment: 1 10 cup Bundt tin/pan, 1 large bowl


12oz (340g) Self-raising flour
2tsp (10ml) Baking powder
5oz (150g) Demerara sugar
4oz (110g) Mixed dried fruit
2 Large carrots, grated
2 Ripe bananas, mashed
3 Large eggs
5 fl oz (150ml) Oil, vegetable or sunflower
½ tsp (2.5ml) Mixed spice
½ tsp (2.5ml) Cinnamon


4oz (110g) Icing sugar
2 tbsp (30ml) Water
¼ (1.25ml) Lemon extract


1. Prepare the Bundt tin by greasing it and then dusting with flour. Tap out the excess.
2. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/Gas mark 4.
3. Measure all the ingredients for the cake into a large bowl and mix well until thoroughly blended. It will look a bit like coleslaw!
4. Pour into the prepared tin and level the surface.
5. Bake in the oven for about 50-60 minutes until well risen and shrinking away from the sides of the tin.
6. Allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before turning out and leaving to cool completely on a wire rack.
7. To make the topping mix the icing sugar and water together until it goes into a smooth paste but runny enough for drizzling. Add the lemon extract and stir in.
8. Drizzle over the top and then add any decorations as required.

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  1. Looks delicious!
    I'm always on the lookout for something to bake in my Bundt tin.

  2. Wow that's dreamy, have just pinned to my Easter Baking board, thanks for linking up x

  3. Banana & Carrot? What a healthy cake...... Sounds lovely!

  4. Oh wow that looks and sounds delicious x #tastytuesdays

  5. Sounds delicious. My hubby loves banana cake and carrot cake so I suspect this'll be right up his street! I love how the addition of the mini eggs turns it from a lovely cake into something perfect for Easter.

    Thanks for joining #FoodYearLinkup

  6. I have the same bundt tin and absolutely love it. Banana and carrot sound like a great combination. Thanks for entering AlphaBakes

  7. This is utterly beautiful. Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  8. I think any cake decorated with mini eggs is good! Thanks for sharing with Alphabakes.


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