• 225g self-raising flour
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 100g soft margarine
  • 3 eggs
  • 450g ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp orange rind grated (optional)
  • 175g raisins or sultanas (optional)


  • STEP 1
    Preheat oven to 350f,180c or gas 4.
  • STEP 2
    Butter or line with baking parchment an 18cm cake tin or 1kg loaf tin.
  • STEP 3
    Put flour, sugar, margarine and eggs into a mixing bowl.Beat with wooden spoon or whisk until well mixed. Do not over mix.
  • STEP 4
    Peel the bananas and mash. Stir into flour mixture with the orange rind and fruit if using.
  • STEP 5
    Put into prepared tin, and bake for 1 and 1/2 hours.
  • STEP 6
    If necessary cover with foil to prevent burning.
  • STEP 7
    Test with a skewer to see if the cake is done.
  • STEP 8
    Turn out onto wire rack to cool a little before cutting.
  • STEP 9
    Stores well for 2-3 days or longer, sealed, in the fridge.

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