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Banana and Fig Cake Recipe

A perfect way to use up browning bananas, Banana cake recipes are a
staple, but when you find IMG_7830a few Figs that are going past their best as well, how about this recipe.  I made it yesterday and the cake had completely gone within 24 hours; four hungry girls, a gardening husband and a friend around for lunch to help me soon demolished it!


Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C

2 oz castor sugar

2 oz demerara sugar

4 oz butter (I use salted)

2 eggs

8 oz self raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

3 bananas – skins off

6 figs chopped into 1 cm chunks – you can leave the skins on if they aren’t too thick.

IMG_7829Blitz the sugar and butter in the blender

Add the bananas, eggs, flour, baking powder and blitz again

Then stir in the chunks of fig.   If you need to disguise the fruit from your kiddies, blitz them too.

Pop the mixture into a greased and floured tin.  I used an 8″ suqare tin.

Cook for 25 – 30 mins.  Will be cooked when it smells good, springs back to touch, is coming away from the edges of the tin, and a skewer comes out clean from the middle of the cake (the last one is a fail safe!!)

Leave to cool slightly and then pop out of the tin.  Would be smashing warm with a splodge of cream or creme fraiche.  Or cold with a cup of tea!!


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One response to “Banana and Fig Cake Recipe

  1. […] yesterday I made up the recipe for a Banana and Fig Cake,  some bananas were more brown than yellow in the fruit bowl, and we had some figs that were […]

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