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Lime and Banana Cake

This recipe contains no margarine so you can eat it and not feel guilty, what’s more it has a lovely fresh taste perfect for a summer evening indulgence.

Serves 8

Low Fat Recipe

Oven Preheat - 180⁰C / Gas Mark 4


  • 300g / 10 ½ oz Plain Flour
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • 175g / 6oz Light Brown Sugar
  • 1tsp Lime Rind (Grated)
  • 1 x Medium Banana
  • 1tbsp Lime Juice
  • 150ml / 5floz Low Fat Natural Fromage-Frais
  • 115g / 4oz Sultanas
  • 1 x Medium Egg (Beaten)

Ingredients for Decoration

  • 115g / 4oz Icing Sugar
  • 2tsp Lime Juice
  • 1tsp Lime Rind (Finely Grated)
  • Dried Banana Chips (OPTIONAL)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180⁰C / Gas Mark 4
  2. Grease and Line a round cake tin ( 18cm/ 7” Round) with greaseproof paper
  3. Sieve the flour, salt and baking powder into a bowl and then mix in the sugar and 1tsp of the grated lime rind.
  4. In a separate bowl mash the banana with 1tbsp of lime juice. Then add the beaten egg, fromage frais and sultanas. Lightly mix together.
  5. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add the banana mixture. Mix until well combined with a wooden spoon.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the prepared cake tin and smooth the surface. Bake for 45 – 50 minutes in the centre of the oven until a knife inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  7. Leave to cool for 10 mins then remove from cake tin and leave to finish cooling on a wire rack.
  8. For the decoration, sieve the icing sugar into a bowl and mix with the 2 tsp of lime juice to make a soft icing to drizzle over the cake. Then sprinkle on the 1tsp of grated lime rind and dried banana chips (if using)
  9. Let stand until the icing sets, then enjoy with a nice cup of tea for you and a banana milkshake for the kids.

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