• 150g unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 150g self raising flour
  • 75g carob powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3-4 very ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • A few drops almond or vanilla essence (or both!)


  • STEP 1
    Melt the butter and honey together, stirring over a low heat. Once the honey is all melted, take off the heat and let it cool.
  • STEP 2
    Sift the flour, carob powder and baking powder into a large mixing bowl and reserve.
  • STEP 3
    Mash the bananas in a separate bowl along with the almond and/or vanilla essence, and gently beat in the eggs. Add the butter and honey mixture (making sure it is not too hot, as that may begin to cook the eggs), and gently stir it all together.
  • STEP 4
    Gently fold the wet banana/egg/butter mix into the dry flour/carob mix until it's all incorporated.
  • STEP 5
    Pour the cake mix into a lightly greased and lined 18cm cake tin, and bake for around 25-30 minutes at 170C. Test it in a few places with a skewer - it's done if it comes out clean, but if you get some cake mix coming out, another 5 minutes or so. Make a cup of tea and enjoy!

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