Saturday, May 31, 2014
Rum and Raisin Banana Cake
150 mls hot water
2 generous teaspoons of good quality Instant Coffee
2 Tablespoons of Rum
110 g butter softened
140g Dark brown Sugar
generous teaspoon of ground cardamon
2 ripe bananas, ( 180 peeled weight)
225 Self raising flour
1/4 teaspoon of Bi carb soda.
Set Oven to 180 o or 160 FF.
In a bowl, place Raisins , coffee and Rum and pour boiling water over and stir.
Collect together rest of ingredients and line a loaf tin.
Into TMX bowl place butter, sugar ,eggs .and cardamon
Mix speed 5 for 1 1/2 minutes.
Scrape down sides and mix, speed 5 for 15 seconds
Add banana and mix speed 5, 20 seconds.
Add carb soda and flour and mix on KNEAD until incorporated. Just a few seconds.
Add raisin mixture and mix for 5 seconds, or until mixed through.
Scrape into lined baking dish.
Bake for 1 hour, testing and for further time if needed.
Ice if required
275g. Icing sugar
2 teaspoons of Rum
1 teaspoon of coffee dissolved in a little boiling water. Enough water to make asoft but not runny icing.