Banana, Almond and Golden Syrup Cake

January 26, 2016

A new recipe today! I created this one because we always seem to have overripe bananas in the house, and baking a cake is a perfect way to use them up. There are ground almonds and self raising flour in this recipe, which give the cakes a light, fluffy texture, and the golden syrup and muscovado sugar give a rich sweet flavour. They can be eaten cold in lunch boxes or you can warm them up and add a dash of cream, custard or ice cream to make a simple dessert!


125g/5oz self raising flour, 75g/3oz ground almonds, 100g/4oz margarine, 100g/4oz light muscovado sugar, 125g/5oz golden syrup, 2 medium eggs, 2 small-medium size bananas, a dash of lemon flavouring (optional), flaked almonds


1. Preheat the oven to 180C or 165C if you're using a fan assisted oven. Grease and line a tin with greaseproof paper.
2. Sift the flour into a bowl and stir in the ground almonds.
3. Gently heat the margarine, sugar and syrup in a saucepan until melted and allow to cool for a few minutes.
4. Meanwhile, mash the banana in a bowl. Break the eggs into a jug and beat them.
5. Add the bananas, egg, lemon flavouring (if using) and melted ingredients into the flour and almonds. Beat well to give a smooth mixture- it will be quite a wet mixture, so don't panic if it doesn't look like a normal cake mix!
6. Pour into the prepared tin, level out the surface and scatter flaked almonds over the top. 
7. Bake for 30 minutes, until well risen, golden and slightly firm to touch. Cool on a wire rack and then cut into 12 pieces.
Emma xo

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  1. wow, it looks so delicious! :)

    xoxo, rae

  2. These honestly look so delicious. I´m always on the hunt for a new recipe with no milk in it since I can´t digest it properly anymore and these just look amazing!
    xx Lisa | Following Lisa

    1. Thank you Lisa! I hope you enjoy them if you try them out :)
      Emma xo


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