Dulce and banana traybake

Preparation time

less than 30 mins

Cooking time

30 mins to 1 hour


Makes 9 squares

A super quick, super tasty banana traybake. I am sure most of you know that dulce is Italian for sweet. I thought of a famous Italian design duo and well, then I thought up the name of this cake!

By Lorraine Pascale
From Lorraine's Fast, Fresh and Easy Food


For the sticky topping

  • 50g/2oz butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 50g/2oz soft light brown sugar

For the sponge

  • 150g/5½oz butter
  • 175g/6oz soft light brown sugar
  • 4 medium free-range eggs
  • ½ vanilla pod, seeds only (or a couple of drops of vanilla extract)
  • 100g/3½oz self-raising flour
  • 75g/2½oz plain wholemeal flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp treacle
  • handful pecan nuts (optional)
  • pinch salt
  • 2 small firm bananas
  • 1 tbsp calvados (optional)
  • softly whipped cream or ice cream, to serve

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