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Banana Punch Cake

Banana punch cake! Punch because of the Caribbean flavors of rum, vanilla and orange that are incorporated into the banana cake, an American classic. Bananas need to be over ripped; this is when they give their strongest flavors.

Banana bread became popular in the US during the 1930s, in the middle of the Great Depression. People were trying to waste as little as possible and started to make bread using over ripped bananas and baking powder, which was readily available.

A little fun fact but bananas were introduced into the US in the 1870s becoming an instant hit. Even to this day, it is the most consumed fruits in the US! You can only imagine how many of those end up in banana bread recipes!

Best eaten at room temperature and can be kept in cling film up to 3 days in the fridge.

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8people 15minutes 1hour
Servings Prep Time
8people 15minutes
Cook Time
1hour
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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 150C.
  2. Let's start with the cake batter.Banana Punch Cake (1 of 21)
  3. Put the brown sugar and soft butter in a large bowl.Banana Punch Cake (2 of 21)
  4. Mix until you obtain a smooth consistency.Banana Punch Cake (3 of 21)
  5. Add one egg and mix.Banana Punch Cake (4 of 21)
  6. Add the second egg and mix.Banana Punch Cake (5 of 21)
  7. Add the flour, poppy seeds, chopped dark chocolate and mix with a spatula.Banana Punch Cake (7 of 21)
  8. Mix until you obtain a smooth consistency.
  9. Add the rum to the banana.Banana Punch Cake (9 of 21)
  10. Mash the banana roughly with a fork.Banana Punch Cake (10 of 21)
  11. Add the banana to the mixture.Banana Punch Cake (11 of 21)
  12. Mix until all the bananas are incorporated.Banana Punch Cake (12 of 21)
  13. Grease a 20cm cake mould.Banana Punch Cake (13 of 21)
  14. Pour the batter in the mould.Banana Punch Cake (14 of 21)
  15. Bake the cake for 1 hour until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.Banana Punch Cake (18 of 21)
  16. Now, let's prepare the orange blossom syrup.Banana Punch Cake (15 of 21)
  17. Mix the water, sugar, vanilla extract and orange blossom water in a medium sauce pan.Banana Punch Cake (16 of 21)
  18. Bring to boil on high heat.Banana Punch Cake (17 of 21)
  19. Brush the cake with the syrup.Banana Punch Cake (19 of 21)
  20. Your banana cake is now ready! You can enjoy it with some tea or even for after a meal!Banana Punch Cake (20 of 21)


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