Orange and Banana Bundt Cake

As you will already have guessed, banana cake is a firm favourite… could do it in my sleep so it was high time to revamp it a little: in comes oranges!

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Ingredients:

  • 125g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tsp grated orange rind
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 60ml fresh orange juice
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 190g self-raising flour
  • 35g plain flour
  • ½ cup of: whatever takes your fancy, walnuts, sultanas… choc chips for boys in this case…. next time, I would like to try cranberries

Preparation:

  • Preheat oven to 180°C/160°fan/ Gas 4 and lightly grease a 9″/23cm bundt tin
  • Cream the butter, rind and sugar in a medium bowl until light and fluffy

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  • Add the eggs one at a time beating thoroughly after each addition
  • Add the banana and stir until combined

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  • Add the sifted soda, baking powder and flours to the mixture with the remaining ingredients and fold in by hand until just combined
  • Add the juice and chosen dried extras

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  • Spoon into the prepared tin

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  • Bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean

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  •  Allow the cake to sit for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool

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  • Dust with icing sugar
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