Thursday 9 June 2016

Peanut butter and dried fruit cake.

I saw a recipe for a Sugar and Dairy free date nectar and banana cake on Mummy Mishap's blog  on a linky that I felt I had to try. But when I got to the cupboard I realised I did not have any nectar syrup left. I looked for agave but none of it either, so having put myself in the mood to bake I decided on golden syrup instead. So having rooted round the cupboard to see what else I could pop in it I came up with dried fruit and linseed.

Peanut butter and dried fruit cake

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Serves: 10 to 12


  • 250g baking golden syrup
  • 225g peanut butter
  • 2 small over ripe bananas chopped
  • 200g mixed fruit, I used dried prunes, apricots and currants
  • 25g linseeds
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 300g self-raising flour


  1. Measure golden syrup and peanut butter into a pan
  2. Heat gently until melted and stir to combine
  3. Add chopped banana, dried fruit and linseed and stir to combine
  4. Cool for ten minutes and then gently break up fruit with a stick blender
  5. Add eggs and flour and put into greased baking tin
  6. Cook for approx 30 mins at 150 oC ( I used my halogen oven)
  7. Cool on a baking tray and then cut into squares

place peanut butter and golden syrup in pan to melt

weigh out the mixed dried fruit of your choice

add dried fruit and banana and leave to cool 

Had you wanted you could have cut up the dried fruit and mashed the banana first rather than blitzing

blitz a wee bit to break up the fruit

A square tin would have been better but the ones I have do not fit in my halogen oven. 

in the tins ready to be cooked 

Quick and easy with minimal mixing. 

cooked and very tasty

I am linking this up to share it with others to

Link up your recipe of the week

and as it just oddments from the cupboards also linking it to where you can also get inspiration from others. Cheryls Kitchen clear out linky


  1. What a nice recipe , looks good too

  2. Thank you Elaine for mentioning my recipe and I am chuffed that you used it to base your cake on! It is such an easy way to make a delicious cake and yours sounds great with all that fruit. yummy x

  3. I have all of that in my cupboard so it looks like a great cake for making this weekend - thanks for linking up :)


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