That's a mouthful of a post title. What on earth was this heavenly, many-splendoured, phantasmagorical concoction? Well, the clue is in the second half of the name: it was a banana-squash-carrot loaf. A strange standout in a book full of complex and buttery cakes, this stubby little survivor clearly holds a warm place in Rose Levy Beranbaum's heart. Unprepossessing as it is, it even gets its own glamour shot in the book.