Honey, Banana and Macadamic cake

I made this recipe yesterday and it was delicious. I substituted some of the honey for golden syrup because I didn’t have quite enough, and also used almonds instead of macadamias because I didn’t have any. It still tasted beautiful!



  • 125g butter, chopped
  • 1 1/4c honey
  • 2 1/2c self raising flour
  • 1 1/2tsp mixed spice
  • 220g grated carrot (3 or 4)
  • 1 large ripe banana, mashed
  • 3/4c macadamia nuts, chopped
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten


  • 1 1/2c smooth ricotta cheese
  • 70g butter, softened
  • 2 tbs honey


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease a 26cm round cake pan and line with baking paper.
  2. Melt butter and honey in a saucepan, stirring until combined. Leave to cool.
  3. Sift the flour and mixed spice into a large bowl. Add the carrot, banana, macadamias, egg and honey mixture stirring until combined.
  4. Spoon the mixture into a prepared tin and bake for 1 hour 10 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  5. Leave in tin for 15 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool.
  6. To make the icing, beat ricotta, butter and honey with electric beaters for 2-3 minutes or until light and creamy. Spread the icing over the top of the cake.

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