Skip to content

Banana & Lime Cake

April 14, 2013

Heavenly

Lately I have been thinking about the concept of heaven.  I have not had much success.  It is almost impossible to imagine such a place, especially as everyone would have their own idea of what heaven is.  Although Barbados is far from heaven, the moments I spent with my grandparents and joyful moments with my mother is probably the closest I will ever get to understanding what heaven means to me.  Moments empowered by love.  When I make food that inhibits the flavours and scents of my childhood I can’t help but think heaven for me has to feel and smell like this.  Banana and Lime in a cake.  You can’t go wrong with this flavours of the tropics.  Be sure to use over ripe bananas, this ensures that the cake is moist and the banana flavour seeps through every crumb.

20130414_16114920130414_161143

Ingredients:

195g soft butter, 195g soft brown sugar, 3 large eggs, 195g self – raising flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda, 2 ripe – over ripe bananas, 1 lime, 150ml double cream.

20130414_161204

Method:

1.  Prepare a 20 inch cake tin.
2. In a medium – large bowl beat the butter and sugar until creamy.
3. Beat in the eggs, beating well after each addition.
4. Mix the baking powder and bicarbonate of soda to the flour before adding it to the batter.
5. Peel and chop the bananas.  Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees C.
6. Grate or slice some of the lime for decoration and leave to the side.  Also leave 1 tbsp of the lime juice.
7. Put the bananas into a blender and squeeze the lime into the blender as well.
8. Blend the bananas and lime juice.
9. Add the bananas and lime to the cake mixture.
10. Pour the cake mixture into the tin and level.
11. Bake for 40 minutes until firm to the touch.
12. While the cake is baking whisk the cream until stiff.
13. Fold in the lime juice.
14. When the cake is baked leave to cool.
15. When the cake is cool decorate with the lime cream and lime decoration.

20130414_173943

Advertisements

From → Baking, Desserts

Leave a Comment

Thoughts/ Opinions/ Ideas - Share the love

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: