Banana, Carrot and Walnut Cake

    1 hour 40 minutes

    This cake is easy to make with healthy ingredients like carrot, banana and walnuts. The nuts are my favourite bit.

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    Serves: 8 

    • Cake
    • 175g soft brown sugar
    • 3 medium eggs
    • 175g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 175ml sunflower oil
    • 90g walnut pieces
    • 175g carrot, grated
    • 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
    • Icing
    • 75g butter, softened
    • 75g cream cheese
    • 150g icing sugar, sifted
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 30g walnuts, chopped for decoration

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:1hour15min  ›  Ready in:1hour40min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C. Lightly oil a 50cm springform pan.
    2. Beat the eggs and the sugar together until pale and thick.
    3. Sift in the flour, baking powder, salt and bicarbonate of soda. Mix well then add the oil and walnuts. Then the carrot and banana.
    4. Pour the mixture into the springform pan. Bake for 1 1/4 hours or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Cover with foil if the top of the cake begins to brown too quickly. Take out and cool on a rack.
    5. Icing: beat the butter and cream cheese together then add the sugar and vanilla. Spread onto the cold cake. Sprinkle with walnuts.

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    This is a beautifully moist recipe. I substituted the flour for a gluten free varietyand it is one of the best results I have had with any cake I've tried. New family favourite  -  03 Oct 2012


    Excellent cake. Very moist. A 50cm pan is obviously ridiculous. So too would be a 50mm pan. I used a round 20cm pan.  -  05 Jun 2015


    Delicious and healthy. The pan size in the ingredients is however wrong - think it should be 50mm not 50cm  -  04 Aug 2010