The basic recipe for this came from http://www.myrecipes.com/ I made a few changes to some ingredients but added no extra, I ended up with 2 cakes, I suggest if you follow this recipe you bake 2 cakes the same size and stack them with cream in the middle, wish I did. The slight changes I made are in bold next to the original recipe.
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans (Dry roasted walnuts)
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 3/4 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 4 large)
1 (8-oz.) can crushed pineapple (do not drain) (2 apples, peeled and cored)
3/4 cup canola oil (Sunflower oil)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Then for the icing you need;
4 ounces cream cheese, cubed and softened (Marscaponi)
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 to 2 Tbsp. milk
Chop the walnuts and dry roast by putting in a frying pan, no oil, and gently browning them, set to one side.
Put flour, sugar, salt, baking powder
And cinnamon into a mixing bowl
Then add the eggs, apple, banana, oil and vanilla and beat together.
Grease and flour the molds and sprinkle with about a third of the nuts
Put the mixture into the molds and bake for 1 hour – 1 hour 10 mins. Till cooked.
Turn onto a wire rack.
In my case twice till cool then put onto a plate or cake board.
For the icing beat together the Cheese, Icing suger, vanilla and 1 tbsp water, then if needed add a little more water till you have a thick but slightly liquid icing and spoon over the cakes.
Sprinkle the last of the nuts on top.
Or like this.