Plantain and Rum cake.

I was very nervous about this recipe as it was really the first time making it. I am trying very hard to reduce food waste and that includes not throwing away overly ripe and black plantains.

• 150g Butter

• 160g caster Sugar

• 3 Eggs

• 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder

• 240g Self raising flour

• 1/4 tsp Baking powder

• 3tbs sour cream

• 3tbs rum (45ml)

• 3 overly ripe plantain.


• Lightly grease the cake pan and line with baking paper/parchment paper. Set pans aside and preheat oven at temperature of 175C /gas mark 4 or 160C for fan oven.

• Add the plantain in a bowl and mash till pureed then add rum and mix together then set aside.

• Mix flour and baking powder together and set aside.

• In a mixing bowl, add butter and sugar then use stand or hand mixer to mix till batter is light and fluffy.

• Add eggs and cinnamon powder and whisk into batter.

• Add sour cream and mashed plantains into batter and mix till incorporated.

• Add flour in the batter and mix with spatula. Fold in till incorporated.

• Pour cake batter in lined cake pan and put in pre heated oven.

• Bake for about 45 mins or till cake tester comes out clean.

• Transfer to a cooling rack and leave to cool before you dig in.

Author: thelmzkitchen

Just a girl who is very passionate about food and cooking

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