Banana and Plum Cake

    1 hour 25 minutes

    Plums are added to what would other wise be a standard banana cake to create something that is a little sweeter and with a bit more texture.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1/2 cup (125g) white sugar
    • 1/2 cup margarine, softened
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 3/4 cups (340g) plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas
    • 1 cup plums, pitted and diced

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour25min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a 23X33cm cake tin.
    2. In a large bowl beat the sugar and margarine together until creamy then beat in the eggs.
    3. In a separate bowl sift the flour with baking powder and bicarbonate of soda.
    4. Stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture in thirds alternating with the mashed bananas until the batter is smooth and well combined.
    5. Gently fold in the plums and place the batter into the prepared cake tin.
    6. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown; about 1 hour.

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    Loved the idea of the plums and bananas as I had both! I did make several changes though: 2 cups flour, 3/4 cup whole wheat flower 2 tsp vanilla Brown sugar instead of white 3/4tsp salt nutmeg and cinammon handful of blueberries (toatally unnecessary just had them) It was really really delicious andlasted only a couple of hours in my house. You could add more sugar if you like sweeter things but we loved it this way!  -  04 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Tastes great! Perfectly moist and very yummy! We were just given about 10lbs of plums and I had to find something to do with them I doubled the recipe and we've had it for breakfast and snacks for 3 days and some is in the freezer! The kids loved it and so did my husband, and he doesnt usually like fruit breads. I followed the recipe exactly. The only thing I may do next time is add some nuts if i have them on hand, but the recipe is perfect without them.  -  11 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    this should really be called banana plum cake since its in a cake pan. anyway. i took the advice of another reviewer and substituted brown for white sugar, 1/2 cup wheat for part of the white flour, and it was good. my husband liked it much better than i did but i used my plums and that was my objective. i cant quite put my finger on what id do differently next time but ill keep it in the recipe box!  -  27 Mar 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)