Date and Banana Slice with Lemon Icing

    15 minutes

    A scrumptious blend of banana, dates, almonds, lemon and vanilla will tantalise your tastebuds, and it's also very nutritious.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 125g butter
    • 1 1/2 cups (330g) white sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 2 cups sliced bananas
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup dates, pitted and chopped
    • 1/2 cup (60g) chopped almonds
    • 65g butter, softened
    • pinch of salt
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 1/2 cups (235g) icing sugar

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a 20x30cm baking dish.
    2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Gradually mix in eggs and vanilla. Stir in bananas. Sift together the flour, baking powder, bicarb soda and salt. Stir into the sugar mixture. Finally, fold in dates and chopped almonds.
    3. Spread batter evenly into prepared baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes.
    4. While the slice is baking, you can make the lemon icing. In a small bowl, Mix together salt and icing sugar. Stir in soft butter, lemon juice and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
    5. When slice is cool, spread the lemon icing over the top and cut into squares. Mmmm Mmmmm!

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    really tasty, I didn't think all the different flavours would work together but thought I'd give it a go but this was delicious, I cannot rate it high enough!  -  26 Oct 2012


    WOW! I had overripe bananas and did not want to make bread or cookies. Found this one and it is already in the recipe book. I am eating my 4th piece now! I did make a few changes. I used extra light olive oil instead of butter. Reduced the sugar by 1/2cup and used 1/2 brown/white. I replaced the almonds with walnuts and added coconut. I did not ice it at all. Super yummy. I do think I will reduce the amount of sugar by another 1/2 cup next time. The dates make it plenty sweet. If I was to ice it for taking it to an event, I would definately reduce the sugar. Oh yes, I mashed the bananas. I used 3 very ripe ones.  -  30 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Wow, this tastes SO good. I love dates and bananas together and this is no exceptioin. I cut the sugar back by 1/4 cup, didn't add any almonds because I didn't have any on hand, and used dried dates as opposed to the softer, moist ones packaged in plastic (although I'll definitely try to use those next time I make this). The end result was a moist delicious cake-like dessert that is just awesome with the lemon glaze on top. I made this on a whim and out of boredom, but I'll definitely be making this again and again in the future.  -  03 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)