Carob and Honey Cake

    Carob and Honey Cake


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    The flavour of this cake can be a bit strange if you are expecting chocolate but once you get into it the carob and honey flavours are really nice.

    Serves: 8 

    • 125g butter
    • 2/3 cup honey
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 banana, mashed
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 3/4 cup (190ml)water
    • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
    • 1/3 cup carob powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1 cup chopped walnuts
    • Icing
    • 65g butter
    • 1/3 cup (75ml) honey
    • 1 cup dry milk powder
    • 1/4 cup carob powder
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) water
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 20cm square cake tin.
    2. Sift together the flour, carob powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Set aside.
    3. In a large bowl cream together the butter and honey until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the banana and vanilla.
    4. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the water. Stir in chopped walnuts. Pour batter into prepared cake tin.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
    6. Icing: In a large bowl cream butter and honey until smooth. Blend in the milk powder, carob powder, water and vanilla. Beat until smooth then spread on cooled cake.

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