It is that time of the month again when I share with you a recipe I have made using items sent to me in my Degustabox Uk delivery. Inside the box was some Beloved Date Nectar which states on the bottle that it can be used as a honey substitute.
Therefore, I decided to make a honey cake but instead of using honey I used the date nectar
I also added some over ripe bananas for extra goodness and taste, and I made this cake dairy free by adding peanut butter instead of a normal cake fat.
I have never really eaten dates before, so was not sure how this cake would taste once cooked. It did have a slightly over powering taste of dates, but it still tasted nice and it was so light too, which surprised me considering the ingredients I used.
Here is the recipe if you fancy having a go. Obviously you can still use honey if you do not have date nectar which still makes this cake (refined) sugar and dairy free.
- 250g Beloved date nectar
- 225g peanut butter
- 2 small over ripe bananas
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 300g self-raising flour
- Preheat the oven to 160C/ 140C (fan)
- Grease and line a 20cm brownie tin
- Place the peanut butter , the date nectar and banana into a pan and melt slowly over a low heat. Once the mixture becomes a liquid, leave to cool for 15-20 minutes
- Add the beaten eggs into the melted honey mixture using a wooden spoon.
- Put the flour into a large mixing bowl
- Pour the liquid over the flour and beat until you have a smooth, runny-ish batter.
- Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for about 50 minutes until it is risen and cooked right through
- Allow to cool and then remove from the tine and cut into squares
An easy to make cake which is perfect for the wishing to cut back on their sugar intake and for anyone who cannot eat dairy.
I was sent the featured products in my monthly Degustaboxfollow for the purpose of a review. You can subscribe to Degustabox UK and receive a box every month yourself