Best banana cake - ever!
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Best banana cake - ever!

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Serves 10

don't throw those sad looking banana's away! use them to make this delicious sweet, sticky, moist and very easy to make cake

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  • 2-3 over ripe bananas
  • 150 grams golden caster sugar
  • 225 grams self raising flour (sifted)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 110 ml sunflower oil


    1. preheat oven to 170C
    2. mash bananas and combine with the sugar
    3. add the other ingredients and mix well or even easier place everthing in a food processor and whizz until mixed well.
    4. pour into tin lined with baking parchment, ( I use a loaf tin)
    5. bake for approx 45 mins until firm to the touch
    6. cool in the tin for approx 10 mins before transfering to cooling tray

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Danielle Fitzgerald
13th Jul, 2019
I added 2 bananas and a small punnet of strawberrys and used the same amount melted butter instead of oil. I also didnt use baking powder and it was beautiful !
30th Jul, 2018
I’ve never been compelled to comment before but I have to as this really is the best Banana bread! I sort of made this by accident as I didn’t have any butter. Happy moment of fate!
9th Jan, 2018
So nice and simple. I used two eggs and light brown muscovado sugar, I also added wlanuts and raisins. Delicious.
18th Dec, 2017
This really is the best banana bread ever! I used half the sugar as I had 3 large bananas and it was plenty sweet enough.
27th Oct, 2017
This banana cake is so easy and tasty. I used light brown sugar as didn't have golden caster and added a teaspoon of cinnamon too. Delicious!
6th Oct, 2011
Hi, I just tried the recipe, hmmm, it smelled so good from the oven !!! Good cake for kid's snack.....and not only for kids :)
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2nd Jul, 2019
Made this 4 times now and every time it turned out perfectly! I didn’t have golden caster sugar so I’ve been using 100g of light brown and 50g of white caster sugar and it’s worked out lovely and sticky. Last time I used 4 bananas, added dark chocolate and missed out the egg to make it vegan. It took 15 mins longer to cook but has turned out great, just a tad crumblier than the others.
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Mr Marsh
31st Jan, 2019
I started to make this and realised I didn't have any baking powder, I carried on without and it turned out great. I also added some sultanas and a teaspoon of cinnamon.