although you wouldnt guess it from the ingredients this tastes just like a normal sweet cake with a really gingery kick - and compared to a normal cake its really healthy!


  • 3 really ripe plantain
  • 1-2 green chillies
  • 1 inch root ginger
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder


finely chop the chillies, ginger and onion (or use processor). mash the plantain with a fork and mix with the aromatics, flour and baking powder. place in a small, oiled cake tin and bake at about 180 degrees centigrade for 30 minutes or until set and golden.

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Submitted 7/22/08.
Source: traditional recipe
Submitted By: katie beard

plantain cake