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Turkish Banana Walnut Cake

Banana cake with cinnamon, honey, walnuts and dates

Turkish Banana Walnut Cake


225g Self Raising Flour
1/2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
175g Softened Butter
100g Sugar
3 Tbsp Clear Honey
2 Eggs, Beaten
2 Medium, Ripe Bananas
100g Pitted Dates
50g Walnuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 160c.
  2. Line the base and long sides of a loaf tin with baking paper, buttering the tin and paper.
  3. Tip the flour, cinnamon, butter, sugar, 2 tablespoons of the honey and the eggs into a large mixing bowl.
  4. Mash the bananas and chop the dates and add to the bowl.
  5. Beat the mixture for 2-3 minutes, with a hand-held mixer, until well blended.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and level off the top.
  7. Scatter the walnut pieces over on top.
  8. Bake for 1 hour then lightly press the top to check if cooked. It will feel firm if cooked.
  9. When cooled drizzle the remaining honey over the top, then serve.

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