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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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  • 2 ripe bananas (overipe is best)
  • 170g caster sugar
  • 170g self raising flour
  • 170g soft margarine
  • 3 eggs
  • Fewdrops vanilla essence


    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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27th Sep, 2015
Made this one Sunday afternoon to use up some over-ripe bananas. Didn't have any vanilla so sprinked in some mixed spice. And I had 3 bananas rather than two. Oh and I didn't have any caster sugar so used soft Demerara :-) This meant it came out a bit heavier/moist (bit like bread pudding) - but was yummy. VERY easy/quick to make but quite a slow bake.
3rd Sep, 2015
I made this with light muscovado sugar, butter and 2 large eggs. It rose well, came out lovely and moist, and keeps for a good few days.
16th Aug, 2015
I made this cake using gluten free self raising flour and it was lovely.
29th Jul, 2015
Oops, must have had a very senior moment. This is in the oven, but on reading comments I realised I had forgotten to add the eggs and vanilla essence! I wonder how it will taste . . Watch this space and I will let you know.
24th Jul, 2015
Yum yum YUM! I tweaked the recipe slightly and it turned out beautifully! In fact I made two, one plain and one with added raisins and dried cranberries. I used two eggs instead of three, used agave nectar instead of sugar, added a dollop of whole nut butter and 2 tbsp chia seeds. Will defo make again!
1st Jun, 2015
Easiest cake I ever made, and one of the most delicious. Chucked everything into the food processor (butter instead of marg so I'll probably get fat) then stirred in chocolate chunks as per several of the recommendations below. Utterly, utterly delicious. Had the first slice warm, straight out of the tin, with vanilla ice cream. Pure heaven. Will DEFINITELY make again. Effortless and exquisite!!!
18th Feb, 2015
One of the easiest cakes I have ever made! Put in a handful of chopped walnuts after blending and mixed through. Might be nice as a pudd as well, when warm with a smothering of banana custard. Thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who tasted it! Will def make again!
2nd Feb, 2015
One of my favourite recipes to make. I've found adding dark chocolate chips into it makes it a favourite!
24th Jan, 2015
This was a really easy cake to make, I have thrown all ingredients together. I do not have a food processor, so mixed with a fork. After good amount of elbow grease poured into lined loaf tin and then into oven for approx one hour. Came out perfect, wife wants another one now. Very recommended.
27th Dec, 2014
Great recipe, delicious cake. Used exact ingredients but mixed marg and sugar first followed by eggs, vanilla extract, bananas then flour. Also mixed with wisk on low. Baked for 1 hour at 160.


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