I baked a couple of cakes this afternoon, and just wanted to share my recipe here:
Fruit & Nut Cake
Preheat oven to 180'C (fan oven)
Use a loaf tin liner and a loaf tin (2lb size)
Mix together in a bowl:
50g mixed fruit
50g seed mix (I used 25g pumpkin seeds and 25g sunflower seeds)
100g glace cherries (omit these if you want to cut down sugar content)
75g jumbo oats
100g flaked almonds
75g wholemeal rye flour
1 tsp baking powder
Wet ingredients (mix together in a jug):
2 mashed bananas
150 ml milk
50ml olive oil
capful of vanilla essence
Then pour the Wet ingredients into the Dry ones, and mix up with a wooden spoon.
Put them into the loaf tins (please note you need the above ingredients to make 1 cake, so basically I repeated the whole process to make 2 cakes). You can cut and freeze portions - they keep very well.
Bake them for 45 to 50 mins or until brown on top and a knife/skewer comes out clean.
I have posted similar recipes for the cake in the past, and each time I seem to adapt it slightly - but this one was delicious, and I liked using the wholemeal Rye flour.
The great thing about the cake is you can adapt it to your own preferences - i.e. change the seeds, maybe add dried apricots, chopped dates, etc.
I would like to thank Ruth_canal_runner as she helped me to begin to explore trying to bake cakes - and she inspired me.