Banana Pumpkin Caramel Cake {GF}


Banana, Pumpkin Caramel Cake – Gluten Free

adapted slightly from Harry Eastwood

3 eggs
3/4 cup (6 oz / 170g) light brown sugar
1 cup (250 ml) butternut squash or pumpkin puree
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup (1.6 oz / 45g) rice flour (white or brown)
1 cup (4 oz / 110g) ground almonds
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup (3 oz / 85g) roughly chopped macadamia nuts, brazil nuts or pecans
1/2 cup (125 ml) of roughly mashed banana
banana slices to decorate

1/4 cup (2 oz / 55g) butter
1/2 cup (4 oz / 110g) light brown sugar
3 tbsp boiling water

Dulce de leche to serve

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C), and line an 2″ (5cm) deep, 8.5 ” (22cm) square pan with baking paper, and grease the paper a little.

In a large mixin bowl, wisk the eggs and sugar until they’re a pale cappucino colour (about 5 minutes). Beat in the butternut squash/pumpkin puree and vanilla. Whisk in the flour, round almonds, baking powder and salt. Then using a spatula, fold in the chopped nuts and mashed banana.

Pour the cake batter into the lined pan and decorate with the banana slices placing them flat onto the cake batter. Bake the cake for 30-35 minutes when the cake should be springy and cooked all the way through.

Leave the cake in it’s pan to cool while you make the syrup.

Put all the syrup ingredeints into a small saucepan and heat on medium, until everything has completely melted together. Turn the heat up and bring the mixture to the boil. Let it boil for 3 minutes, then remove it from the heat and immediately pour it all over the surface of the cake.

Let the cake absorb the syrup for 10 minutes before cutting into squares and serving with dulce de leche.

15 thoughts on “Banana Pumpkin Caramel Cake {GF}”

  1. I love including veggies or healthy ingredients and then waiting until they already declare they like it before telling them – it’s the best way to go, really.. this looks fantastic. The caramelized banana slices on top would probably be my favorite part.. yummmm.

  2. Ah, if only you had posted this one hour earlier! I was scouring the UK food blogs all week for a round up of the ten best ones from this week. I really struggled to find very many delicious ones, I just submitted it an hour ago to foodies 100 and then of course this delicious beauty came through on my google reader! It would have been a definite in my round up! I love the way you lined the cake with banana slices and all those flavours combined together sound so delicious!

  3. Another brilliant post. Can you suggest a simple banana cake/bread recipe for a uni student with v limited resources?(and by simple, I mean something that our dear Sarah could make) xxxx

    • thanks! aahh, I find it too cringey to look back at my old posts :/
      p.s. added it to my blogroll 😉

  4. Dulce de leche, why that’s a wondeful idea on how to combine it, here in my country it is highly consumed, thanks x recipe and inspiration

  5. I have just recently discovered your website and I truly enjoy reading all these delicious recipes but this one has inspired me immensely. I shall be baking this next week for my thanksgiving dinner.

    angie x x x

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