Sourdough banana, date cake- VEGAN MOFO 2013

A toothsome banana cake with caramel-like pieces of date dotted throughout. Great with a cuppa and when you want a substantial piece of cake, this cake hits the spot! I can not stress how, much I am loving sourdough cakes, they are not overly sweet and have an amazing texture.
banana date cake sourdough
Ingredients:
1/3 cup rapeseed oil
3/4 cup unrefined soft dark brown sugar
1/4 cup date syrup, or other syrup
1 cup sourdough starter
1 tsp vanilla bean paste/ vanilla exstract
1 cup of mashed/ puréed ripe banana
2 cups organic plain white flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch o’ fine sea salt
1 1/2 cups medjool dates, quartered

Method:
Preaheat the oven to 180c/350f and line a 8″ cake pan. Cream together the sugar, oil and syrup, then fold in the sourdough starter,banana and vanilla. Sift and fold in the flour, baking soda and salt. Toss the chopped dates in a little flour so they don’t all clump together. Now fold the dates into the cake batter. Pour into the cake pan and bake for 1 hour until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.
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8 thoughts on “Sourdough banana, date cake- VEGAN MOFO 2013

  1. I have started my sourdough ‘starter’ two days ago and this morning it began to bubble so all looks well at this stage, will be making this cake in mind when my ‘starter’ is ready

  2. another inspiring sourdough cake – I just have to ask at what stage is your starter when you put it into baking – is it just fed or allowed to get really bubbly or (as mine often is) in the fridge and cold but slowly doing its thing? I love the recipes and want to bookmark your whole vegan mofo posts

    • My starter lives on the counter and I feed it everyday, but if yours is being stored n the fridge I suggest you take it out the night before baking and feed it so it can get up to room temp and become fully active before baking, hope that helps!

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