Banana & Walnut Cake.
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Banana & Walnut Cake.

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Servings

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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LilyGbakes
15th Oct, 2017
5.05
Fantastic recipe, Highly recommended.
andymate
24th Aug, 2017
5.05
This is the best banana cake recipe I've found. Made it at least 20 times and often tinker. Adding rum-soaked raisins is a real winner, and I have played around and thrown in some ground nutmeg and cinnamon before to give a Caribbean flavour.
AussiePat
8th May, 2017
5.05
Made this cake today and loved by the whole family! It's really moist, tasty and fluffy. Made another one to bring to work :) Thanks so much
Achhantei
24th Oct, 2016
5.05
This is the very first cake I baked, and I served it to people who bake cakes all the time...they LOVED it!!!! I can't recommend this recipe enough! Thank you!
Achhantei
24th Oct, 2016
5.05
This is the very first I baked, and I served it to people who bake cakes all the time...they LOVED it!!!! I can't recommend this recipe enough! Thank you!
nitramarual
17th Aug, 2016
5.05
This recipe is outstanding. I have baked it many many times and it always goes down a treat. I do it in two sandwich tins, fill it and cover it with cream cheese frosting and decorate with walnut halves. My partner says it's the best cake he's ever tasted. Would give 10 stars if I could!
kikaninchen
24th May, 2015
5.05
Delicious! I used three mashed bananas, three eggs and added some sultanas. I also used a mixture of white and brown sugar and only used 100g total and it was plenty sweet enough.
bevwilson81
20th Apr, 2015
5.05
I had some left over bananas so I tried this recipe. I added half walnuts half pecans as I had run out of walnuts. I also added 3 bananas instead of 2 and it tasted lovely. I baked it for 35 minutes (made sure a skewer came out dry) and it was perfect, so easy and tasty I would recommend it for anyone a specially people like me who are not experienced bakers, you can't go wrong with this one.
MeigaCartuxeira
31st Mar, 2015
5.05
This cake is fantastic! I just needs a little bit of extra sugar to make it perfect (if the bananas are not ripe enough). The texture and flavor are amazing, and it smells so good!
Linsey Arnold
14th Dec, 2014
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

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tinkster
25th Oct, 2013
How heavy are your "two bananas"? I had bananas weighing in (w/o skin) from anywhere between 40 to a 110g, I guess it would make a big difference? :)
Tally75
25th Sep, 2017
5.05
Great banana cake recipe. I halve the sugar content with the bananas being sweet enough and once the cake is out of the oven to cool on the cooling rack, I drizzle with a tablespoon or so of Drambuie.
bevwilson81
8th May, 2015
5.05
Just be careful I've done this a few times and 35 minutes can be too long, make sure you check the Oven after 30 mins.
emmahaines1
26th Aug, 2013
Have made this receipe twice now, first time was good and followed the receipe the second time I didn't have any vanilla so used a tblsp of honey instead, oh my so much nicer the whole thing was gone within 2 hours