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Spiced banana rum cake

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2.75 stars based on 12 ratings

This spiced banana rum cake is bursting with flavour and will bring a real taste of the Caribbean to your home. This cake has wonderful hints of banana, cinnamon, nutmeg, pecans and sultanas and would make the perfect Father’s Day treat or even just simply enjoyed with a nice cup of tea with your feet up. It is also a great way to use up over ripe bananas saving them from going to waste.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:10
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

  • 200g 7⅛ oz Unrefined light muscovado sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined light muscovado sugar
  • 200g 7⅛ oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
  • 175g 6¼ oz Sultanas
  • 100g 3½ oz Pecan nuts toasted, chopped
  • 1tsp 1tsp Cinnamon ground
  • 1tsp 1tsp Nutmeg grated
  • 1tsp 1tsp Salt
  • 2tsp 2tsp Baking powder
  • 3 3 Banana(s) ripe
  • 4tbsp 4tbsp Rum dark
  • 3 3 Egg(s) (free range) beaten
  • 120g 4¼ oz Butter (unsalted)

For the decoration

  • 110g 4 oz Butter (unsalted) softened
  • 225g 8 oz Cream cheese
  • 450g 16 oz Unrefined golden icing sugar (we use Billington's)
  • 1tsp 1tsp Vanilla extract (we use Nielsen-Massey)

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 190°C (170°C fan, gas mark 5). Grease and line x2 23cm round sandwich tins. Toss the sultanas and pecans in 2 tablespoons of the flour.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 175g 6¼ oz Sultanas
    • 100g 3½ oz Pecan nuts toasted, chopped
  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Cream the butter and sugar until light.

    Ingredients for this step

  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Mash the bananas with the rum and gradually beat into the mixture.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 3 3 Banana(s) ripe
    • 4tbsp 4tbsp Rum dark
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Beat in the eggs, a little at a time.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 3 3 Egg(s) (free range) beaten
  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Sift together the dry ingredients and fold into the mixture.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 1tsp 1tsp Cinnamon ground
    • 1tsp 1tsp Nutmeg grated
    • 1tsp 1tsp Salt
    • 2tsp 2tsp Baking powder
    • 200g 7⅛ oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Lightly stir in the sultanas and pecans.

  7. Classic mode Step 8

    Cool in the tin for a few minutes then finish cooling on a wire rack.

  8. Classic mode Step 9

    To make the buttercream, beat together the butter, icing sugar, vanilla extract and cream cheese then spread in the centre of the cakes sandwiching them together. Topping the cake with any remaining icing. Lightly dust with cinnamon to finish.