Banana Date Cake with Walnut & Date Honey Infused Glaze

Banana Date Cake with Walnut & Date Honey Infused Glaze

Can you tell we are crazy about Walnuts?! Our second entry into the “what to bake during a Weekend” category is another blockbuster dessert.

Bananas, dates, glaze and cream… when was the last time you saw such beautiful ingredients brought together?… Until now!

Take a few moments to digest our scrumptious recipe and be free to add your own twist to the process. When you are done, share your creation with us on Instagram (@localhoneymanuk) and we will repost to our community! Good luck

Ingredients for the cake

  • 175g softened butter plus extra for the tin
  • 200g  self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp  cinnamon
  • 100g  light muscovado sugar
  • 2  large eggs beaten
  • 3 tbsp date infused honey  
  • 2  overripe bananas (about 350g with skins on)
  • 75g  stoned dates
  • 50g chopped walnuts, 

Ingredients for the glaze

Creating your magic

  • STEP 1
    • Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3.
    • Butter and line the base of an 18cm Bundt mould or round cake tin with baking parchment.
    • Put the flour, cinnamon, butter, sugar, eggs and honey in a large mixing bowl and beat with a wooden spoon or handheld electric mixer until light and fluffy
  • STEP 2
    • Mash the bananas and chop the dates.
    • Stir into the cake mix with the walnuts.
    • Spoon into the prepared tin and smooth the top.
    • Bake for 40-50 mins until firm to the touch and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean (a round tin may take 10-20 mins more).
    • Cool in the tin for 15 mins, then turn out and cool on a wire rack.
  • STEP 3
    • To make the glaze, put the honey and butter in a small pan and bring to the boil, stirring until the butter has melted.
    • Boil briefly, about 1 min, until slightly thickened.
    • Remove from the heat and stir in the walnuts.
    • Leave to cool until thickened and opaque.
    • Spoon over the top of the cake and leave to set.