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Banana cake

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Serves 8

Moist banana cake, easy to make and uses up overipe bananas

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Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas (overipe is best)
  • 170g caster sugar
  • 170g self raising flour
  • 170g soft margarine
  • 3 eggs
  • Fewdrops vanilla essence

Method

    1. Use a food processor Pre heat oven to 160C / gas mark 3
    2. Add all ingredients and blend until well mixed
    3. Pour into lined loaf tin
    4. Bake for 1 hour
    5. Cool and enjoy
    6. If you are a nut lover, once ingredients are blended add 60g chopped walnuts and blend in to the mixture

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Jan B-M's picture
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I made this last week and found it a little bit heavy, so I tweaked it to my trusted sponge cake recipe of 175g caster sugar, 175g self raising flour, 175g butter, 3 eggs, 2tsp vanilla essence, 1tsp baking powder and 1tbsp of boiling water. I then chopped 2 bananas, folded them into the mix and baked it at 180 degrees (fan assisted oven) for 23 minutes. Absolutely gorgeous

Jan B-M's picture
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I tried this last week but found it a little bit gloopy so I tweaked the recipe to my trusted sponge cake recipe of 175g of caster sugar, 175g of butter, 175g self raising flour, 1tsp baking powder, 2 tsp vanilla essence and 1tbsp of boiling hot water then chopped two bananas mixed it all together and baked in fan assisted oven on 180 degrees for 23 minutes. Absolutely gorgeous and so light.

lwhite92's picture
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Delicious recipe that I follow every time I make banana cake, nice and moist and is a winner every time! :)

lwhite92's picture
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I follow this recipe every time when making a banana cake, always lovely and moist, its a winner every time! :)

Bluejade's picture
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I make this with gluten free multi purpose flour as 2 family members suffer from Coeliac Disease. I don't change anything else and it turns out moist, tasty and very rarely lasts a day.

steeplecooks's picture

I had it again this time I put them in muffin cases and had choco chips as always they were delicious *****

croy115@msn.com's picture
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Easy as! Added some choc chips after mixing all ingredients. Lovely!

steeplecooks's picture

It was delicious i used 1 banana instead of two but it was a big one and i did not use vanilla essence. I will definitely use this recipe again.

liverbird81's picture

Delicious

FrankieBowles's picture

I have made this cake twice now and it is both fool proof and extremely delicious!! With a lovely moist centre and a lovely sweet taste it is one of my favourites!!!

Tove Cecilia's picture

Yummy Yummy Yummy! I made this for the first time yesterday and it's a definite Winner with a capital W! I am not a a particularly good baker but this was easy peasy and I blended all the ingredients together with a hand held mixer. I did read a few of the comments before I made it and I am really glad I did as I got some really valuable tips from fellow enthusiasts. The first tip I used was to add a cup of coconut, and it not only adds great taste but a fantastic moistness to the cake and only used half the sugar. The second fantastic tip was to add a tbsp of baking powder, I really believe it made a huge difference. I made a double batch and baked a cake in a loaf tin and another in a fluted cake tin, and I would definitely recommend using a loaf tin, it was more moist and spongier. Next time I will add crunchy peanut butter as I reckon that will add a whole new dimension to this already fantastic cake!

heatherheidi's picture

really nice cake, added a bit of baking powder, plus 100g of coconut very light and moist.

AJane's picture

Great recipe for this student! Flatmates loved it, had all the ingredients in the cupboard (a rare thing!) and worked in a temperamental oven. Definitely reccomend!

baileyb21's picture
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I've made this loads of times now and a few times I've had the greasy stodgy result and I have to say that it seems too be influenced by the size of the eggs and bananas. If they are pretty large then reduce the butter by 20g but if both your eggs and your bananas are fairly small then keep it the same. About to make it again for the third weekend in a row :-)

lightning.26's picture

This cake is utterly amazing. I could easily eat the whole lot to myself especially as I've topped it with a cream cheese icing. Will be using this recipe again very soon.

beccybean's picture

:( Have to agree with the comments about it having a lovely crust and aroma (and taste - because I did eat some anyway!) but it just stayed like a stodgy batter inside. Shame.

manamana's picture

So easy to bake, always gets loads of compliments for being light, moist and with a crunchy crust. Sometimes I chuck in some chopped dark chocolate to be extra naughty.

baileyb21's picture
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Love this wee recipe, I prefer to blend butter & sugar seperately tho & fold flour in woth a metal spoon!! Brought it to a family get together & went down a storm!! About to make some more for my hubby now he loves it!! Light fluffy, just right!! Best banana recipe I've tried!!!

flobro3am's picture
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This is so easy and quick to make and the best thing is my son absolutely loves it, in fact begs me to make it!

saschlet's picture
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Yum. If you prefer slightly less sweet, try 100g xylitol and 70g dedicated coconut instead of the sugar. Omitted nuts and added a handful of sultanas. Yu-um!

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