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Tamarillo & Banana Cake

Tamarillo & Banana Cake

Tamarillo & Banana Cake

Serves: The whānau

Preparation: 15 minutes

Cooking: 25-35 minutes



4 tamarillos, peeled and chopped
3 bananas, peeled and mashed
125g butter, softened
¾ cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons hot milk
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Topping ingredients

1 banana, peeled & sliced lengthwise
1 tamarillo, peeled and sliced
Juice of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 orange
3 tablespoons caster sugar 


Preheat oven to 180°C. Line the base of a 23cm cake tin (or three mini cake tins) with baking paper and grease the edges

Using a cake mixer, beat butter and brown sugar until creamy, then add eggs one at a time. Beat well

Add tamarillos, bananas and vanilla extract and stir to combine

Dissolve baking soda in hot milk and add to creamed mixture, then sift in dry ingredients. Fold through

Pour batter into cake tin and top with extra banana and tamarillo. Bake 25-35 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean (check smaller cakes after 15 minutes)

Make the citrus syrup by heating the lemon and orange juice in a saucepan until boiling. Add sugar, stir and simmer until syrup has thickened

Once the cake is cooked, pour over the citrus syrup and allow to cool slightly in the tin before transferring to a wire rack