FANTASTIC BANANA SPINACH CAKE by Liesel Fuchs

This Grain Free cake has been voted to be one Liesel’s most popular recent creations. “It’s a fantastic taste-combination of spinach, banana and cinnamon!”

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 Bananas (ripe is better)
  • 80g Spinach (frozen packet or fresh)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar (apple cider or other1tbsp Honey for a sweeter tasting cake
  • 50g Butter (Ghee or coconut oil if you are completely dairy free)
  • 1 tbsp of Honey

Dry Ingredients:

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 160 C (F). Liesel recommends using a  form tin (14 cm – 5.5 inch wide) which is perfect for 4 to 6 pieces of cake. If your form is much bigger, you might want to adjust the amounts – or accept that the cake will be much flatter or bake as Muffins and for both adjust the time in the oven accordingly (may need to reduce baking time).

 In a big bowl

  • 2 bananas, mash them
  • add about  spinach and mix / puree. Using a hand mixer makes this very easy. “ Cool colour – not what you’d normally associate with cake…”

Then add

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp of honey-  “The cake turned out to be a bit too sweet so I will skip this next time! – although this also depends on how ripe your bananas are”

and mix (electrical whisk)

  • Melt 50 g butter and add to the above

 

Mix ALL  Dry Ingredients in a bowl:

Mix with a spoon, then add the dry to the wet and mix or stir until all blended.

Fill your form (or your muffin forms) and pop into the oven. Lower part – for 45 to 50 minutes.

Less if you have a large form tin  and Muffins in the middle part on 180 C for 20 minutes

“The cake has really, really a lot of taste going on. I found it lovely combined with a spoon of simple whipped cream – no added vanilla (or sugar). We’ll definitely make this again!”

Enjoy for Breakfast, Morning Tea or Dessert!

 

CREDITS:

Recipe & Photography by Liesel Fuchs