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Carrot and Banana Cake

October 9, 2022

If you’re in the mood for a yummy Carrot and Banana Cake made super soft & delicious with the addition of banana & double cream yoghurt, then this is the recipe for you.

Rex actually made it with me proving just how quick & easy it is to literally THROW together. Smothered in smooth cream cheese icing, it’s a real treat for anyone who gets a slice 🙂 Enjoy!

If you’re in the mood for something a little sweeter, you can give these a while too 🙂

 Tres Leche Cake or a 3-Milk Cake

Coffee Eclairs

Salted Butter Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies 

INGREDIENTS for Carrot and Banana Cake:

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 and 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg powder
1/4 tsp ginger powder
3/4 cup canola oil
4 eggs -room temp
1 & 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup full cream yoghurt
2 cups grated carrots
2 bananas mashed
1/2 cup chopped pecan nuts

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Prepare two 9-inch round cake pans by spraying them with Spray & Cook & lining the bottom with a round of baking paper.
2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger & nutmeg, and set aside.
3. In a separate bowl whisk together the oil, eggs, brown & white sugar, yoghurt & vanilla essence until well combined. Then add grated carrots & bananas, give it a good stir.
4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients & mix with a spatula until combined, make sure not to over mix it. Add the nuts and mix again.
5. Pour the batter into the tins, I use a scale to make sure that my layers are even. Bake at 180°C for 30-35 mins or a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Remove from the oven & cool in the pans for 20 mins. Remove from the pans & pop on a wire rack to cool completely.
150g medium fat cream cheese – has to be room temp
65g unsalted butter- room temp
225g or 1 and 3/4 cups icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
1. In a large bowl using a hand-held mixer (or stand mixer) beat the cream cheese & butter until smooth.
2. Add the icing sugar & vanilla and continue mixing until fully combined.
3. Ice just the top of the 1st layer of cake with a dollop of icing, then pop the 2nd layer on top before icing the whole cake, top and sides

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