Sunday, February 8, 2015

Burundi - Date and Banana Mix

Yet another dessert recipe and this time it's from the African land-locked country Burundi.


18 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
4 cups flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
4 bananas
1 ½ cup chopped dates
2 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Melt the butter and mix well with the sugar. Add the eggs making sure they are well blended before adding another.

 Mix in the flour, salt and baking powder.

 Grease a square baking pan and add half the cake batter. Cover in a layer of chopped banana.

 Next, a layer of chopped dates goes on top.

 Cover with the remaining cake batter and bake at 180C for 30 minutes. This is where my cake went wrong. I was in the kitchen while it baked making chutney. JD and Leigh were also there and we were all dancing about and singing to Hairspray songs. The chutney was almost done and I was furiously stirring it because I could smell burning.

Yep, it was the cake. :( Not only did it burn quite badly it also (quite sulkily I thought) refused to come out of the pan in one piece.

 It didn't stop Leigh enjoying it though. She loved it and ate most of what wasn't burnt. It did taste delicious, it's a shame it didn't work out.

If you make this cake and yours doesn't burn, you're supposed to combine cinnamon and sugar to sprinkle on the finished cake. Good luck :)

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