Cakes

Banana, Rum and Walnut Tea Loaf

This cut and come again tea cake is moist and moorish! Keeps for a week in an airtight container and freezes well.
  • 1:30 TIME
  • 10 portions

INGREDIENTS

150g stoned dates, roughly chopped

1 lemon, juice and finely grated zest

1tsp bicarbonate of soda

2 medium bananas, peeled and mashed

1tbsp dark rum

85g unsalted butter, softened

55g dark soft brown sugar

170g CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk

1tsp baking powder

115g walnut pieces, plus extra for decoration if liked

225g self-raising flour

2 large eggs, beaten

 

 

METHOD

Prep: 15 minutes. Cook: 1 hour 15 minutes, plus cooling time.

  1. Preheat the oven to 170˚C (fan 150*C). Butter and line the base of a 1kg (2lb) loaf tin.
  2. Place the dates in a small bowl. Stir in the lemon juice and zest, bicarbonate of soda and 2 tablespoons boiling water. Leave to cool, then add the bananas and rum.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together the butter, sugar and condensed milk until creamy. Gradually whisk in the eggs and then the banana mixture. Sift in the flour and baking powder and stir until well combined. Fold in the walnut pieces.
  4. Transfer the cake mixture to the prepared loaf tin, if desired, sprinkle some more walnuts over the top of the cake. Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  5. Leave in the tin to cool for 15 minutes then turn out, remove the lining paper and cool on a wire rack.

CHEF'S TIP

This loaf freezes very well. Either freeze whole or cut into slices and interleave with baking parchment. Overwrap in baking parchment and foil. Label and freeze for up to 3 months.  Defrost thoroughly before serving.

NUTRITION INFORMATION

TYPICAL VALUES 

Per 100g

Per slice (1/8th loaf)

Reference Intake

% RI*

Energy

1311 kJ

312 kcal

1808 kJ

431 kcal

8400 kJ

2000 kcal

 22%

 

Fat

12.0g

16.6g

70g

24%

of which: saturates

2.4g

3.3g

20g

17%

Carbohydrate

43.3g

59.7g

260g

23%

of which: sugars

26.3g

36.3g

90g

40%

Fibre

2.7g

3.7g

-

-

Protein

6.4g

8.8g

50g

18%

Salt

0 1.00g

1.38g

6g

23%

 

*Reference Intake of an average adult (8400 kJ/2000 kcal).

Based on the stated recipe. Portions should be adjusted for children of different ages.

Products used in the recipe

Carnation Sweetened Condensed Milk Tin 397g
CARNATION

CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk Tin 397g

Sweet and deliciously creamy, CARNATION Sweetened Condensed Milk is made from all natural ingredients. Made with just two ingredients, fresh whole milk and natural sugar, CARNATION Condensed Milk makes it quick and easy to create delicious sweet treats from creamy cheesecakes to millionaires' shortbread.