I was debating what cake to bake when I saw an overipe banana on top of our microwave oven. I had bought the banana a few days before that, intending to snack on it in the evening at work but I ended up bringing the banana home.
2 tbsp matcha (green tea powder)
200g wholemeal flour
200g plain flour
4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
150g butter (softened)
100g brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup ground almond
200g banana (mashed)
200g pitted prunes (cut into small pieces)
2 tsp banana essence
cinnamon sugar (for the topping)
2. Grease and line a 9" square baking pan with baking paper. Set aside.
3. Sift the matcha, wholemeal flour, plain flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. Set aside.
4. Whisk the butter and sugar using an electric mixer. Beat 1 egg, add it to the mixture and whisk well at low speed. Repeat with the other egg.
5. Add the ground cinnamon, ground almond, mashed banana, pitted prunes and banana essence. Whisk at low speed.
6. Fold in the flour mixture and mix well.
7. Pour into the prepared baking pan.
8. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the entire top portion of the batter.
9. Bake at 180 degrees celsius for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
1. The cake will taste "nutty" due to the wholemeal flour.
2. Turn your cake into a dessert by placing slices of the cake in a bowl and topping with cookies and cream ice cream. Sprinkle raisins on top.