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This is the perfect cake for a cold wintry Sunday afternoon. It really is simple to prepare and cook, combining old favourites like dates and walnuts with a generous slug of rum. The result is a moist, rich cake.
Servings 8
Calories 456 kcal
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins

Ingredients
 

  • you will need: A greased and base lined 900g (2lb) loaf tin
  • 150 g stoned dates, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, lightly mashed with a fork
  • 1 tbsp dark rum
  • 85 g butter
  • 55 g dark brown soft sugar
  • 170 g tube Carnation Condensed Milk
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 225 g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 115 g walnut pieces

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 170C, 325F, Gas Mark 3.
  • Place the dates in a small bowl along with the lemon zest and juice, bicarbonate of soda and 2 tbsp boiling water. Stir well and leave to cool, then add the bananas and rum.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the butter, sugar and condensed milk until smooth. Gradually mix in the eggs, then the banana, rum and date mixture. S
  • Sift over the flour and baking powder and then mix in. Reserve a small handful of the walnuts and stir the remainder into the cake mixture.
  • Transfer the cake mix to the prepared tin, sprinkle over the reserved walnuts and bake for about 1 hour 15 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the middle of the cake.
  • Leave in the tin to cool for about 15 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack. Delicious spread with butter.
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Nutrition Facts
Banana, Rum and Walnut Tea Loaf
Amount per Serving
Calories
456
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
20
g
31
%
Saturated Fat
 
7
g
44
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
69
mg
23
%
Sodium
 
315
mg
14
%
Potassium
 
349
mg
10
%
Carbohydrates
 
63
g
21
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
36
g
40
%
Protein
 
10
g
20
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course Cakes, Carnation
Cuisine Autumn, British, Winter
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