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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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larsenab
18th Apr, 2010
5.05
Make this cake time and again to get rid of overripe bananas, and it goes down a treat. Added some cinnamon powder instead of Vanilla essence, which also works well. Also, used butter instead of margarine ( not in the habit of keeping in stock) and it stil tastes yummy.
praslin1
18th Apr, 2010
I use a food processor because its quicker, but can also be made with mixer. I find that this recipe never fails!
1damum
13th Apr, 2010
5.05
Thought I'd give this a try as it seemed very simple and had a few very ripe bananas - I'm not usually that good at cakes. OMG - how easy was that!!! Don't have a food processor so just used a sturdy hand blender in big bowl - was in oven in less than 5 mins. Didn't have a loaf tin so made one batch as 6 big muffins and another in a 9 inch spring cake tin. Both great - muffins light and fluffy and the round cake was delicious warm with a scoop of ice cream. Anybody know if the end results are freezable?
rgkjersey
31st Mar, 2010
5.05
I have adapted this recipe for banana muffins (makes about 14) by increasing the flour to 200g, and baking for 20 mins. I also add a topping of brown sugar and cinnamon. They disappeared in 5 mins when I took a batch into the office today! They are SO easy to make and everyone loves them.
comfreyfan
13th Dec, 2009
This was gorgeous, and so easy. We had it fresh as a cake, and also had it warmed with custard - very yummy. Will add some walnuts next time for an extra texture!
ihate_stollen
21st Nov, 2009
170g of margarine fat made this inedible. It was so greasy and stodgy.
sideshowsusie
21st Nov, 2009
5.05
This is so quick and easy. I used good salted welsh butter instead of marg which makes it more luxurious. Also I added couple of ounces of dessicated coconut to recent attempt - good texture. Thanks for the recipe.
jobichet
16th Nov, 2009
5.05
DELICIOUS AND LIGHT WITH SLIGHTLY CHEWY/CRUNCHY OUTSIDE! I made this with 10 mins to spare. Literally threw everything in and whisked all ingredients (not in a food processor). Stirred in some chopped walnuts at the end. Used butter and brown sugar, not white. Husband's a chef, and a picky one at that, and said I could open a coffee shop with it - A REAL HIT!
kittyboop
26th Oct, 2009
Mmmmm! Made this with soya butter and a bit of soya milk (as i didn't have enough butter!) still lovely. Also find my oven is very hot so cooked it on gas mark 2 for 45 mins
eviebarnett
15th Oct, 2009
errrrrrr............what if you dont have a food processor? forget the recipe?

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