Apple, Banana and Sultana Cake

This is a variation on a previous cake but this time including sultanas and apple to the ripe banana. The sultanas and orange juice cut through the rich banana flavour and the apple adds a little texture.

Apple, Banana and Sultana Cake

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups Self Raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed down firmly
  • 2 medium overripe bananas, mashed
  • 100 g butter, melted
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple sliced and chopped finely
  • 1 cup of sultanas, in 4 tablespoons of orange juice and rested for an hour
  • 2 Granny Smith apples sliced thinly and steamed for 5 minutes
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Extra white sugar to sprinkle over apple
  • Icing sugar for decoration

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 C
  2. Grease a Bundt pan carefully with butter and sprinkle finely grated dry breadcrumbs over the pan
  3. Sift flour and baking powder
  4. In another bowl whisk the eggs, vanilla and sugar together
  5. Add the mashed banana, whisking to combine well
  6. Add  the melted butter and whisk to combine
  7. Add the milk to the butter to the egg mix and whisking it gently
  8. Add the flour gradually, gently whisking  it through till everything is well combined
  9. Stir in the chopped apple and combine well
  10. Stir in the sultanas and orange juice
  11. Pour the mixture the prepared Bundt pan
  12. Tap the pan to settle the mix
  13. Place the steamed apple slices around the top of the pan fanning them around and pressing them slightly into the batter.
  14. Sprinkle ground cinnamon and sugar over the top of the apple
  15. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the cake is well browned and a skewer inserted comes out cleanly.
  16. Place a plate over the top of the Bunt tin then gently invert and then onto a wire rack to cool with apple side up.

Serve with a dollop of double cream

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