this cake was a hit at christmas time and was devoured in a small time frame.
the flavours seemed to work well and was a very moist cake, looking gorgous inside.


Ingredients (serves 10 | makes 1 cake )

  • 3 ripe bananas (mashed)
  • 2 1/2 cups self raising flour (sifted)
  • 1/2 cup brandy- mixed fruit
  • 1 tsp bi-carb
  • 125g butter (room temp)
  • 1/2 cup castor sugar
  • 1/2 cup finley chopped dates
  • 2 eggs
  • 60ml milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • icing mixture 3 cups ( icing mixture pure)
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1-2 tsp vanilla essence

Method

  1. sift the flour and bi-carb together into a bowl.
  2. In another bowl put the butter and sugar together and beat until combined and fluffy.adding one egg at a time. then place the mashed banana and mixed fruit, then add the milk and flour and mix until just combined. place into a preheated oven at 190c for 45 minutes or until nicley golden and cooked through the centre.
  3. to make the buttermilk frosting, place all the ingredients together into a bowl and beat until you have found your preferred texture for icing the cake!


  • Thank you for providing this for us to review.

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  • oh I love the sound of this – it looks like it would be very tasty and I have never tried buttermilk frosting before so I will be interested in giving that a try to – thank you for sharing your Christmas cake recipe :)

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  • I prefer to make my Christmas cakes without extra sugar added, besides the dried fruits it already has..

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  • A lovely Christmas fruit cake recipe,it look’s amazing!

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  • Because I don’t like bananas, it’s quite difficult that I will try it, But it looks indeed quite different. Well done!

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  • It looks like a giant hot cross bun! I just love hot cross buns


    • It appears the banana gives this yummy looking cake a hot cross bun appearance. :)

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  • Thanks for your recipe for Christmas fruit cake. It is quite different to my recipe and I will try your recipe too.

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