Saturday, 9 May 2009

Zimbabwe Banana Peanut Cake

Delicious and nutritious this cake will go from the tea table to the lunch box - children really like it - and it also can be buttered and sandwiched together. 1/4 cups butter or margarine - softened 2 cups sugar 4 eggs - beaten 4 1/4 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 8 ripe bananas - mashed 1/2 cup peanuts - coarsely chopped (roasted but not salted) 1/2 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs and beat to combine. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, salt, baking powder, and bicarb. Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture alternately with the bananas and peanuts. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes at 200 degrees, or until a wooden skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack. Stir together the 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the top of the cake as soon as you remove it from the oven. Makes 1 - 9x13 cake

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