Banana, Lemon and Apricot Sponge
Added by metzfits | Fri 17 Dec 2010 @ 01:36
This sponge is one of my very own inventions. It can be used as a base to any kind of party cake; lemon or chocolate flavoured icing works a treat. It takes a little effort but it is fun to make! It is great with Devon or homemade custard. You could also add what you like to it as well, nuts are great.
200g Self Raising Flour
2 Free Range Eggs lightly beaten
180g Caster Sugar
Lemon zest and juice of 1 lemon
Moist Apricots chopped
3 Bananas mashed (over ripe is best)
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
a pinch of salt
1/2 a packet of white chocolate chips
Cream together the butter and caster sugar until fluffy. Gradually add the lightly beaten eggs to the mixture. Once combined add the mashed bananas and chopped apricots and whisk until thoroughly mixed then add the chocolate chips and lemon juice and whisk again. Then gradually add the dry ingredients (flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda, zest) until you have a smooth consistency.
Pour the mixture into a greased 9\" cake tin and put into a preheated oven at 180C/350F/gas mark 4 for 1 1/4 hours. It should be moist and fluffy inside.
For the icing you can use any you like but lemon or chocolate are great. As for decoration, well, it\'s entirely up to you.