I had a lone very ripe banana hanging around for a few days last week. A lot of banana cake recipes call for multiple bananas, so I didn’t have a clue what to do with it until the excellent Cakes, Crumbs and Cooking blog read my mind and posted a link to a recipe for honey, banana and almond cake, which only requires one banana. Ah, the problems of an amateur baker.
Anyway, this cake was really, really easy to make. The CCC blog adapted the recipe quite a lot, but I chose to stick to the original as I loved the idea of combining honey, banana and almonds. I didn’t have quite enough honey so had to top it up with golden syrup, but other than that I pretty much did what it said!
The result was a pleasingly moist cake packed full of flavour. The banana was surprisingly strong considering how little of it there was, and the honey provided a great additional level of sweetness. I might add a little almond extract next time to bring out the flavour of the almonds a bit more, but other than that, this cake gets a big thumbs up from me! Great if you want a quick, easy and tasty cake.
On the Waitrose website here: http://www.waitrose.com/content/waitrose/en/home/recipes/recipe_directory/s/sticky_honey_almond_and_banana_cake.html