Cake & Cookie Recipes > Date and Banana Cake

How to make date and banana cake:
A cake for those with a really sweet tooth! Dates and bananas are naturally sweet and their sticky unctuousness goes really well in this type of cake. If you are a date lover you may like to try Date Pudding.


7oz self raising flour
1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons mixed spice
8oz peeled banana mashed
4oz dates roughly chopped
2 eggs
3 1/2oz butter
6oz caster/superfine sugar
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Sieve together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and spice making sure they are all well mixed.
- Cream the sugar and butter together.
- Add the eggs beating thoroughly between each addition.
- Beat mixture well.
- Mix in mashed bananas and chopped dates.
- Fold in flour and put into a well greased and floured 8 inch tin.
- Bake at 170 degrees C. for 1 1/4 hours.