Carrot and Banana Cake

 

Carrot and Banana Cake – not Only for People Who Can’t Decide

 

As I have mentioned in one of my previous posts, I was over 20 when I tried my first carrot cake. I liked it very much. Thus I quickly looked for a good recipe to introduce it to the repertoire of the cakes I baked. Afterwards, I tested many other recipes, I also came up with my own, healthier version. I could almost say that I was a bit obsessed with carrot cakes.

I tried my first banana cake or banana bread probably even later in my life. And I also loved it! Since then it was difficult for me to choose which cake I liked more and which one to bake more often.

If you are also one of these people who can never decide whether a carrot cake or a banana cake is your favourite, hopefully, you will be happy with this solution. Because it is a very successful (and delicious) combination of both of them.

As you could expect this Carrot and Banana Cake is wonderfully moist. The addition of walnut pieces gives it the extra texture. It is just nice to be able to crunch something when you enjoy the cake. Unlike in case of carrot cakes, I didn’t add any spices to the batter. But this cake still has a beautiful vanilla aroma. It is due to the yummy icing made of butter, cream cheese, icing sugar and the vanilla extract. So it makes sense to use the best quality extract you can get.

I must be honest with you; this Carrot and Banana Cake is neither the lightest nor the healthiest. But I do think that there is no harm in enjoying a slice of this beautiful cake occasionally, especially on a cold, autumn or winter afternoon with a cup of good tea or coffee.

 

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Carrot and Banana Cake

A wonderful combination of a carrot cake and a banana cake in one with delicious icing on top.
Servings portions
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 75 minutes

Ingredients

Cake:
Icing:

Instructions

  1. Preheat an oven to 170 Celsius degrees (150 fan ovens).
  2. Grease a 20 cm-diameter cake tin with a removable base and cover its bottom with baking paper.
  3. In a food processor or with electric mixer beat the eggs and sugar until thick and pale.
  4. Add sifted flour, baking powder, salt and bicarbonate of soda; mix until everything is combined.
  5. Add the oil, walnuts, bananas and carrots, mix.
  6. Pour the batter into the cake tin, put to the hot oven and bake for approx. 75 minutes (until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean).
  7. To make the icing, beat the butter and cream cheese together, add the sugar and vanilla and beat for little longer.
  8. Spread the icing on the cold cake and decorate with walnuts.

Related Recipes:

Banana Blondie with Chocolate [vegan/GF]

Healthier Carrot Cake

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Hi, I am Agnieszka, and I am passionate about delicious but healthy food. Many healthy dishes are bland and uninteresting. I reject this. So I created my blog Tastes of Health to share my yummy recipes for healthier (often plant-based and gluten-free) versions of family favourites. I look forward to receiving your feedback after you try them.

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