Banana & Walnut Cake.
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Banana & Walnut Cake.

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Serves 8

Soft fluffy Walnut and Banana cake, not to sweet and just right!

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Ingredients

  • 113g Butter (4oz) Room Temperature
  • 1 tbsp Semi-Skimmer Milk
  • 2 Bananas
  • 2 Medium Eggs
  • 226g Self-Raising Flour (8oz)
  • 113g Brown Sugar (4oz)
  • 1/2 tsp of Bicarbonate Soda
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence (More if you want)
  • 150g Walnuts (Chopped or whole)

Method

    1. Turn oven on to 180C, 160C for fan oven or gas mark 4. Have your ingrediants ready.
    2. Put everything except the walnuts in a bowl and mix together, I personally use my hands and a spoon or fork to get the right consistancy and make sure there's no lumps.
    3. Add the Walnuts in when the mixture is smooth and make sure it's mixed together.
    4. Put mix into a cake tin, I personally used a deep cake tin but a Sponge or Loaf tin should do fine. Butter the tin to make sure the cake comes out smoothly. Place some walnuts on top and make sure it's even. Place in oven for 35-45minutes, keep checking on it.
    5. When you take your cake out the oven make sure it has risen nicely and isn't gooey in the inside. Let it cool for a bit then keep it on a cooling rack to harden a little so you don't make a mess while cutting. The walnuts should be nice and slightly crispy when you eat it.
    6. You could do two of these and put icing on the top and in the centre, I've yet to try it but very tempting as the final product is so light, fluffy and doesn't taste overly sweet. It also satisfies very well after dinner. (I've personally had a Gastric Bypass and found this lovely to have!)

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Linsey Arnold's picture

Really good, quick and easy. I did have my doubts but it turned out really well. I might experiment a little and use half wholemeal flour next time. I chopped the bananas; wasn't sure what you should do with them. Top marks

westniner's picture
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Rustled this up for tea when family popped in unexpectedly. Was so easy and quick, and it disappeared in one sitting! Mashed the bananas (recipe doesn't specify what preparation of bananas is required) and broke the walnut halves into quite small pieces. Really delicious and will be made again.

pbunyan5's picture
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easy to make and very tasty - would def make again but would chop walnuts into smaller pieces. also will try again with some icing on top

extreemgal's picture
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I made this cake with my 9 year old. It was minimum stress as all the ingredients were added at once. Very pleased with the result, a quick and easy cake to make ideal to give your kids a try at cake baking. :-)

mrschenj's picture
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Had some leftover bananas and decided to put them to good use.. And oh my, the cake was really yummy! Had no walnuts, so I used pecans.. My eggs were rather large too, but that didn't affect cake. Scattered some brown sugar on top before baking too. Did bake for close to an hr in a 20cm pan. Result was a super moist and light cake with a delicious crust. Thanks for the recipe!

dianeradigan's picture

I added an extra egg, cooked it for longer as I know my oven, and when it came out and was still warm, poured 3 tablespoons of rum over the top....yummmmmmmeeeeeee

sophiematty's picture

Best banana and walnut cake I have ever made, it tasted really delicious, it is so easy to make I checked it after 35 mins and it was still wet so I left it for another 15 mins and it was perfect.
Great for afternoon tea, not too sweet like a lot of cakes, and really nutty.

mmackenzie002's picture
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Quick to make and delicious - I made it with my 3 year old and he loved getting stuck into the mix. Fab to use up over ripe narnas.

lizhillery's picture
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Forgot to add that I have also made this as a birthday cake.

I mixed mascarpone & full fat creme fraiche together (50/50) with cinnamon & icing sugar & smothered a two layer cake with it. Seemed to go down well !

lizhillery's picture
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very simple but tasty cake. Addition of vanilla really surprised me as it definitely made a difference!

carolineassirati's picture
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This is a cake that I make for every day eating and if friends are popping in for tea.

The recipe is so easy very moist cake, very popular with my family.

carolineassirati's picture
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Is this cake suitable for freezing?

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