Banana and Carrot Cakes

You won’t believe how light and fluffy these cakes are! Best of all lower in fat and sugar. They freeze beautifully and are a great lunch box addition. Or…you can treat yourself to a delicious cake by topping these with cream cheese icing!
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Banana Carrot Cakes

Ingredients:
90g butter (softened)
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 egg
2 large over ripe bananas, mashed. (They are best when they are all spotty, like leopard skin!)
1 large grated carrot (leave the skin on for grating)
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 and 1/2 cups of self raising flour

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 180C

2. In a mixing bowl mix butter, sugar and egg.
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3. Add in all other Ingredients and mix lightly until all combined.
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4. Divide the mixture into 12 cupcake pans (you can also make about 20 patty cakes)
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5. Bake for about 20 mins or until lightly browned on top.

You can freeze these ready for the lunch box. Pop them into a ziplock bag and into the freezer. Too easy!
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These are not a sweet cake, the banana gives them their own sweetness. (Perfect for the kids’ lunchboxes!)
If you prefer something sweeter you can also add a generous blob of cream cheese frosting for a delicious treat!

My cream cheese frosting recipe here: beat 125g (1/2 block of Philly cheese) with 1/2 cup of caster sugar. Beat until smooth. You can also add in a tablespoon of Lemon juice if you prefer. You won’t be able to freeze with the cream cheese frosting.

You could also use a simple lemon icing, drizzle over the cakes and they will freeze just fine.

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6 thoughts on “Banana and Carrot Cakes

    1. yibbayabba Post author

      Hi! And yes, there is one and a half cups of self raising flour in this recipe! (Thanks for bringing that to my attention …. .must have accidentally left it off..all fixed up in the recipe now.)
      You should be able to use gluten free flour here… the baking powder should give it enough lift to raise it nicely. Let me know how you go!

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  1. Robyn

    Hi again Yibbayabba! Well the muffins were a great success-just out of the oven 3 are gone already…and that’s even without the mixed spice (which I didn’t have) and WITH gluten free SR Flour. Light , fluffy and yummy…Thanks!

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    1. yibbayabba Post author

      Yay, so glad to hear someone has used my recipe!!! I was quite sure that gluten free SR would work, but so pleased it worked out well for you, I will let my GF friends know this too, always good to have another yummy recipe up your sleeve when you are restricted by diet. Enjoy and thanks for the feedback!
      PS just came across your blog, love your creativity, gorgeous work!

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