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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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dalyangirl
24th May, 2010
4.05
Friend popped round just as my cake was cooling, and the vote was yummy.
dalyangirl
23rd May, 2010
4.05
I am going to make this cake tomorrow, hope it turns out as well as everyone else's.!!!
toyota59
22nd May, 2010
just gonna try it.wish me luck!!!
kettmcafee
14th May, 2010
1.05
not great - certainly nowhere near as good as Nigella's banana cake which also contains sultanas and walnuts and only 125gms of marg.
jonesceri3
11th May, 2010
i have just made this and its in the oven as i type on 11th may 2010 so fingers crossed it works and is nice will let u know how it turns out
currykeemanan
3rd May, 2010
4.05
Made a huge 3 times the size of this, as I had purchased some reduced bananas. I cut it into chunks and froze individually for entertaining (warm with icecream) and my son's lunch box. Fantastic texture, a bit sweet for me, so I would probably put in a bit less sugar next time.
dmspo33
3rd May, 2010
A great, simple recipe (even if you are short on all the ingredients). I've used this recipe a couple of times now and can generally just guess the quantities and the result is always delicious!
corinnecrane
1st May, 2010
I made this cake today and I cooked it at 140 degrees in a fan oven (as the recipe said 160 - so I took this to be based on a non-fan oven). I cooked it for 1 hour and 10 mins. The cake came out crispy on top and had the consistency of bread pudding inside. Also, when I took the cake out of the oven it collapsed a bit. I'm guessing it wasn't supposed to turn out like this. Does anyone have any ideas where I went wrong? Hotter oven, longer time, less eggs? Many thanks.
mariaslk
28th Apr, 2010
Brilliant recipe, worked perfectly. However, I didn't have any SR flour so just used plain with a teaspoon of baking powder. Delicious!
kmanganport
22nd Apr, 2010
made this cake . it is a lovely cake i only used 2 eggs i think 3 eggs would make it too wet .

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