Banana Crunch Cake (Dominica Style)


  • 6 oz butter 
  • 6 oz castor sugar
  • 3 eggs finely grated rind and 
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 cup crushed roasted peanuts 
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 oz plain flour 
  • 4 oz self-raising flour 
  • 3 ripe bananas 
  • 1 tsp vanilla & almond essence
  • 1 tsp grated cinnamon and nutmeg 
  • 1 cup Milk
  • A handful of pineapple pieces and cheery pieces
  • A handful of dessicated coconut


Pre-heat oven to gas mark 3. lightly grease a 2 lb loaf tin, place grease proof paper at the bottom. Beat butter until soft, then add sugar and fold it in. Beat in eggs one at a time, stir in lime juice and lime rind. Mash bananas with a fork and fold into mixture. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, and both essence. Sift the flours and salt into mixture, fold in carefully. Now add the crushed peanuts, coconut, pineapple and cherry pieces. Add one cup of evaporated milk or pasteurized semi skimmed milk.. whatever you have available. Now fold all together for 2 mins.
Spoon mixture into loaf tin. Sprinkle some coconut on top, then bake in centre of oven for 1 hour 10 mins.

Cooking Time: 1 hour 10 mins.


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