HA! Try and say that lots of times and fast, quite the tongue-twister, eh?
It has been quite a long day - I was covering in the kitchen today, and I got to make lots of delicious things, and prepare meals for customers. But now I am beat! It's Bonfire Night here in Glasgow, and so now - with my feet up - I see the occasional fireworks outside my window, it's so nice!
But onto something completely different, but that sort of applies whenever you have had a long day and want to take a little shortcut (I am sure fellow Norwegian will have heard of this.....).
Kakemix.... I know there are quite a few fellow Norwegians who drop by this blog regularly, and I really appreciate that. Many of you might have bought the infamous "kakemix", and today, I though I would give you a lovely and super easy recipe that you can use it for. The cake base is sugarfree, but I decided to make the icing with real icing sugar instead of sukrin icing sugar. This cake bakes really fast, and within 35 minutes, your cake will be ready!
Easy Spiced Banana Kakemix Cake
(Makes 1 cake which is about 18cm in diameter)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cardamom
A pinch of nutmeg
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp coconut oil (or sunflower oil)
1/2 cup milk of choice
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 banana, mashed
For the frosting:
1/2 cup icing sugar
Juice of 1/3-1/2 lime
- Pre-heat the oven to 180-200°C.
-Have all the dry ingredients in a bowl, stir well to combine before making a well in the middle. Pour in the oil, vanilla extract, eggs, milk and banana and mix well.
- Pour the batter into an 18-20 cm cake tin or mould, and place in the middle of the oven - bake for approximately 30 minutes. Leave to cool for about 15 minutes before preparing the frosting. Squeeze the juice of 1/3 of a lime and mix well, the icing should be quite thick, but still be able to drizzle. Add an extra squeeze of lime if it is too thick.
- Drizzle over the cake and serve! This went down a treat with my friends, and myself... The lime frosting goes amazingly well with the lovely, sweet cake. I hope you enjoy it too! The whole cake was out of sight before I got the chance to take a picture of an actual slice, but I suppose that's a good sign if anything!
Have you ever used kakemix before? Aaaaand will you celebrate Bonfire Night/Guy Fawkes'?
Recipe by yours truly,