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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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Linda Mitchell
30th Oct, 2016
What size loaf tin please?
Lyoung82
10th Jul, 2016
5.05
I doubled this recipe and had a great and soft cake. Decorated with some caramelise bananas. Yummy.
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designfreakme
17th Jun, 2016
5.05
I made this recipe without margarine and changed some of the ingredients, and instead of a loaf tin, I used an oven tray, still turned out awesome, thank you. 3 overripe bananas 200g SR flour 200g caster sugar 3 eggs 100ml soy milk
Mr Moaner
30th Apr, 2016
Can't rate this highly enough. Made it a few times and it has always gone down a treat. As a twist try using mince instead of bananas and a pastry instead of sponge. Makes a superb meat pie!
nibarc
28th Apr, 2016
5.05
Omg my 1st foray into cake making (normally leave those to my wife, while i take care of the bread making) and i have been ORDERED that i have to make this again by my family, even more surprising is that my wife and her mum have asked me for the recipe :)
Wendii
8th Mar, 2016
5.05
Can you replace the bananas with the same quantity of orange or lemon marmalade?
HazyBee
13th Nov, 2015
5.05
This seems to be a basic cake recipe with added banana so I used my regular method (weighing eggs first then using equal of the other ingredients - 155g this time). I added a bit of raising agent as well as using self raising flour to give a boost. I made the cake mix first with the traditional method then stirred in the mashed banana. I used 210g of bananas and added some walnuts and chocolate chunks. It made 20 small-medium sized cakes which were amazing! I topped with buttercream and chopped walnuts and chocolate chunks for decoration and I was really quite impressed for my first attempt! They pretty much had the texture of normal cakes, not stodgy like I thought. I think I could have got away with a bit more banana. I love this simple recipe which you can play about with adding nuts / chocolate etc. And they're gorgeous cakes!
JimD_Cambridge
27th Sep, 2015
3.8
Made this one Sunday afternoon to use up some over-ripe bananas. Didn't have any vanilla so sprinked in some mixed spice. And I had 3 bananas rather than two. Oh and I didn't have any caster sugar so used soft Demerara :-) This meant it came out a bit heavier/moist (bit like bread pudding) - but was yummy. VERY easy/quick to make but quite a slow bake.
dgorin
3rd Sep, 2015
5.05
I made this with light muscovado sugar, butter and 2 large eggs. It rose well, came out lovely and moist, and keeps for a good few days.
gclegg
16th Aug, 2015
5.05
I made this cake using gluten free self raising flour and it was lovely.

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AliS55
22nd Jan, 2017
5.05
Is this C temperature for a conventional oven or fan?
Pearlie22
8th Jul, 2016
Is it possible to freeze the Banana Cake? Has anyone tried? The cake is very simple to make and everyone who hash tried it, have said how tasty it is.
KayM
24th Aug, 2013
Can this recipe be frozen once made? If not how long will it stay fresh?
milliana_13
31st Aug, 2015
I love this cake and have made it several times with a few tweaks: 200g flour, and 2 eggs, and usually just one banana which I mash with yoghurt or milk before adding to the mixture. The above ensure a perfect consistency, moist but not soggy. Also, adding chocolate in some form makes it really special.
susiespragg
17th Jul, 2015
2.55
Add chopped dates - they do sink to the bottom a bit but make it sooper dooper moist !
Mary_Berry
3rd May, 2015
5.05
Add chocolate chips!
steeplecooks
19th Jun, 2014
Always when cooking use chocolate chips and let them melt into the cake it taste is unbeatable.