Banana and Pineapple Cake

Banana and Pineapple Cake

Selected by “Nerd Consultant” Calvin
From “The Hairy Dieters: Good Eating” 
Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson

  • Oil, for spraying
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 1/2tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1tsp grated nutmeg
  • 75g soft light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 bananas (about 250g), mashed
  • 100g butter, melted
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g pineapple, finely diced


(Makes one cake with 10-12 slices)

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/Fan 160C/Gas 4.
  2. Lightly spray the base and sides of a 2lb loaf tin with oil and line it with baking parchment.
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl and mix in the nutmeg and sugar.
  4. In a smaller bowl, beat the eggs, then add the mashed bananas, melted butter and vanilla extract.
  5. Add the egg mixture and the diced pineapple to the dry ingredients, then gently fold everything together until you have a pineapple-flecked batter.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf tin and bake for 50-60 minutes, until a skewer comes out clean.
  7. Allow the cake to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a cooling rack.

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