- STEP 1
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Lightly grease a 2lb loaf tin or tin of choice.
- STEP 2
Sift the flour, baking powder and spices into a large bowl.
- STEP 3
Melt the margarine in a pan, add the sugar and stir until dissolved.
- STEP 4
Make a well in the flour mixture, then add the margarine and sugar. Mix in the parsnips, banana and orange rind and juice.
- STEP 5
Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and level the top with the back of a spoon.
- STEP 6
Bake for 45-50 minutes until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. allow to cool before removing from the tin.
- STEP 7
(optional) For the topping beat together the cream cheese, icing sugar, orange juice and strips of orange peel, until smooth. Spread the topping evenly over the cake.