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Some time prior to now I was some somewhat tired apples and bananas throughout the fruit bowl and puzzled what I would possibly make with them.  I am nevertheless looking for the “very good” apple cake recipe and I in reality like banana cakes so I puzzled if I would possibly combine the two.  I gave the impression up “apple and banana cake” at the old-fashioned laptop pc and up popped a really just right recipe in a blog known as “feeding boys” dating once more to 2010.  The author tells us that it’s adapted from a recipe in a e-book via Tana Ramsay known as “Family Kitchen” and you can see it proper right here.

The recipe is for a loaf cake on the other hand I had to make a round one.  I have found out that an 8” (20cm) round tin frequently works totally correctly for all 2lb (900g) loaf tin recipes so that’s what I used.


I moreover decided as a way to upload the zest of a small orange to the mix and a couple of slices of apple at the best, just for the relaxing of it.


It was once delicious!  It had a pleasing, wet, even crumb that scale back correctly without crumbling quite a lot of.  The flavor was once stunning and it saved correctly in an airtight tin.
If truth be told it was once so just right that I have since made quite a lot of diversifications of the recipe:

Apple, banana and blueberry cake, made via together with a handful of blueberries to the crucial cake aggregate.

Pear and banana cake made via substituting chopped pears for the grated apple – only because of the pears were too ripe and juicy to grate.

I made this one using the all-in-one, beat it all jointly, methodology, which is able to account for why it grew to become out just a little additional rustic attempting.  It was once nevertheless delicious even if!

I in reality like flexible recipes like this one.  There aren’t many cakes that I make more than a couple of occasions on the other hand this is a simple recipe that always seems to turn out correctly and be without end adaptable.  If truth be told I generally tend to believe it as my “fruit bowl cake” as a result of it sounds as if to paintings using regardless of fruit is in need of eating up.

Ideas you, I have however to make it since the banana and apple loaf cake throughout the unique recipe.  Briefly, possibly!


150g mild muscovado sugar

85g softened butter or spreadable butter

2 large eggs, beaten

4 medium ripe bananas, peeled and mashed

1 dessert apple, unpeeled and grated

250g self raising flour

½ tsp flooring nutmeg

½ tsp flooring cinnamon

pinch of salt


Preheat the oven to 180C / 160 fan / gas mk 4.  Grease and line a 900g / 2lb loaf tin or 20cm round springform tin.

Cream the butter and sugar and step-by-step beat throughout the eggs.

Sift throughout the flour and spices, upload the banana, salt and apple and mix correctly jointly.

Transfer to the in a position tin and bake for roughly an hour.  Check after 45 mins and cover loosely with foil if the best is browning quite a lot of.

When performed, remove from the oven and cool throughout the tin for 20 mins.  Finally end up onto a twine rack to finish cooling and dust with icing sugar previous than serving.

Cuts into 8-10 slices.


I have decided to haven’t begun another strive at publishing in Blogger, copying my draft text stored in Keep Writer, together with it to a post bit by bit and together with the pictures all over again.  They seem to load sooner if I resize each and every one for an web internet web page.  I don’t uncover the finished finish outcome as satisfying as being able to post right away from Keep Writer, on the other hand it is possibly upper than the change choices – surrender altogether or try to grow to be acquainted with some completely new manner of doing a blog.

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