Banana and Caramel Cake

A quick post. It's the usual story - what to do with 3 very ripe bananas in the fruit bowl. I also had a tin of Carnation Caramel coming to its 'use by' date, so decided to make a cake combining both of them.

The Caramel is very sweet so there's only a small amount of sugar in the cake. I wanted an easy cake to cut, so made it in a loaf tin,

Preheat oven 180C/gas4                     Grease a 900g/2 lb loaf tin

Cream together 75g butter and 25g soft brown sugar till fluffy. Beat in 1 egg then add the caramel and mix well. Sift together 225g plain flour and 2 tspn baking powder then fold these into the mixture.
Stir in 3 ripe and mashed bananas. Pour the batter into the tin and bake for an hour. I covered the top with foil for the last 15mins as it was getting very brown.
Cool in tin for a few mins then turn onto a wire rack to cool.

I really expected it to be very sweet, but it isn't. The crumb is soft and I liked the bits of banana. The caramel flavour is there, but not strong. It's quite a dark colour, but then the caramel is too!
It's an OK cake, but nothing special.


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