Sticky Spiced Banana Cake

This get requested by my daughter's friends all the time. I made it a while back and they just loved it, I wasn't 100% happy with it with didn't put the recipe up. I have been promising to re make it and perfect the recipe or them. So here it is.

It's almost pudding like and as delicious as is it on its own, it's equally as delicious with a big dollop of yogurt, fresh banana slices, nuts and a drizzle of maple.




400g mashed ripe bananas

300ml almond milk

1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar or lemon juice

1 tbsp. vanilla bean paste or extract

250g coconut sugar or soft brown sugar

60ml light oil or coconut oil melted


350g whole-wheat flour

150g ground almonds

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1 ½ tsp baking powder

1 tbsp. ground cinnamon

2 tsp ground cloves

To finish

2-3 bananas halved length ways

A little extra sugar to sprinkle on top

2-3 tbsp. maple syrup


  1. Pre heat the oven to 180°C
  2. line a 20x30 or equivalent baking tin with parchment
  3. In a bowl, mash the banana and add all the other wet ingredients, stir well to combine.
  4. In another large bowl add all the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  5. Combine the wet into the dry and gentle fold together, do not beat. Pour into the lined tin. Gentle push the halved bananas on top and sprinkle with a little sugar.
  6. Place in the hot oven for 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  7. When the cake is ready remove from the oven and brush the maple syrup all over the top of the cake to glaze it.
  8. Allow to cool in the tin before cutting.

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