Red Berry Banana Bread

 

Prep time: 15 min - Cook time: 60 min
Yield: one 6” cake

 

Ingredients:

3 large eggs
½ cup water
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 box Simple Mills Banana Muffin and Bread Mix
1/3 cup + 2 ½ Tablespoons strawberry or raspberry jam, divided
Fresh strawberries, raspberries and cherries for topping (optional), washed and dried

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325F. Lightly grease a 6” round cake pan and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, water and oil. Add baking mix and combine.
  3. Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan and smooth into an even layer.
  4. Spread 1/3 cup of jam over the batter, leaving about 1” between the jam layer and the edges of the pan. 
  5. Pour the remaining batter over the jam layer and spread into an even layer (covering the jam completely).
  6. Bake 50-60 minutes, until firm and slightly cracked and domed on top. 
  7. Remove from the oven and cool in the pan 5-10 minutes. Then, remove the cake from the pan and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Once the cake is cooled, make the glaze by warming the remaining 2 ½ Tbsp jam in the microwave or on the stove until liquid. Whisk in ½ Tbsp water until smooth. 
  9. Immediately before serving, top the cake with your berries (use toothpicks to anchor a few in place if you find that they are tumbling off of the cake), the pour the glaze over the berries. 
  10. Serve immediately

 

Notes:

  • Store leftovers, wrapped, in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
  • To make ahead: prepare the cake and the glaze and store, separately, for 1-2 days (tightly covered), in the refrigerator. Assemble and decorate the cake immediately before serving.