This started off to be a cake but ended up as a delicious old fashioned pudding that you could eat cold or hot. Tastes even better 24 hours later. Old brown bananas go best in this pudding and you can substitute brandy or milk for the rum.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C (160 C fan forced). Grease a 20 cm spring form cake tin. Add all ingredients one at a time into the bowl of the cake mixer working at a medium to low speed. When all ingredients are added, turn beater up to very fast for 2 minutes.
Pour into the cake tin and bake for 20 minutes then reduce heat to 150 degrees C (125 C fan forced) for a further 20 minutes or until a skewer test comes out cleanly.
Cool in the pan for 1/2 hour at least before removing to a wire rack.
This recipe was edited by Allrecipes.com.au staff, to include measures and ingredients that are more familiar to Australian and New Zealand home cooks.
Was easy to put together but I had no cardamom so I substituted with nutmeg. It took up to 1 hour in the oven to fully cook which I believe is because of the temperature change halfway through. Was moist and absolutely delish though, great with cream - 12 Dec 2010