I do love a bargain… as does my fab friend Jo – who spotted some bargain 9p carrots and just had to buy them for me lol! So I thought I’d better put them to good use in a spiced carrot and banana cake! Perfect autumn flavours! Simple to make, super tasty, and really light and moist! This is about 375 cals per slice of you cut it in to 8-10 (it’s a nice deep cake!)
You will need:
4 large eggs
250ml sunflower or almond oil,m
275g self-raising flour
1 large ripe banana (approx 175g)
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
Preheat the oven to 180 C
Grate the carrot coarsely and place to one side.
Put the eggs, oil and sugar in a bowl and beat to combine.
Mash the banana with a fork and add that, the flour, baking powder, spices and carrots to the mix and beat it together.
Pour in to a 20cm tin and bake for 45 – 50 mins or until golden brown, firm in the middle and shrinking away from the sides of the cake tin.
Cool in the tin for 10 mins and then place on a wire rack.