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Banana and Blueberry Loaf Cake - Annabel Karmel



Recipe by Annabel Karmel


Do you have some overripe bananas on the countertop? We know how kids go through phases of wanting to eat two bananas in one day, every day for three days, then don't want to eat them for a week. We have a solution for those overripe bananas. Check out this kid-friendly recipe from Annabel Karmel.


BANANA & BLUEBERRY LOAF CAKE

Slice up this fruity-filled loaf to make a delicious doggy face!







MAKES: 8 PORTIONS


INGREDIENTS

  • 150g butter, softened

  • 125g light brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 200g overripe bananas, mashed

  • 225g self-raising flour

  • 1 tsp mixed spice100g blueberries

  • Banana slices, to decorate

  • Blueberries, to decorate

  • Raspberries, to decorate


EQUIPMENT

  • 900g loaf tin

  • Baking paper


METHOD

1. Preheat the oven to 160°C (325°F) Fan. Grease and line a loaf tin with non-stick paper. Whisk the butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl until fluffy.


2. Add the eggs, vanilla, bananas, flour and mixed spice. Whisk together using an electric hand whisk.


3. Fold in the blueberries and spoon into the loaf tin. Bake in the oven for 50 mins-1 hour until well-risen and lightly golden.


4. Slice into slices and arrange on a plate to look like a dog’s face and ears. Add banana slices and blueberries for the eyes and nose and a raspberry for the tongue.



RECIPE FROM MY FIRST COOKBOOK BY ANNABEL KARMEL, published by Welbeck -


Put on your aprons – it's time to get cooking with the UK's bestselling children's cookery author!


Based on a lifetime's experience creating child-friendly recipes, Annabel Karmel MBE has put together the most fun and accessible first cookbook ever – it's a great way to get young children involved in the kitchen. Each recipe is easy to follow, beautifully photographed, and features fun illustrations from Kate Greenaway Award-nominated artist Alex Willmore.




Cover Photo by Any Lane



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