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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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28th Jul, 2010
Mmm, well, I am a very experienced cook and I have tried this recipe on several occasions. It turns out heavy and stodgy every time. Is it meant to be like this? Tastes ok though.
19th Jul, 2010
A great simple recipe and quick and easy to make - I chose this as I had bananas that needed using up. I had to cook it for over an hour (at 160c) as it was still a little stodgy all over. It was still stodgy in the middle when I took it out but that is because of the bananas, I find it hard to make a cake with bananas that doesn't come out stodgy. Either way it still tastes good with a nice cuppa. Next time I will consider what 'lovefoodbaby' said and make it in two separate sponge tins (rather than a loaf tin) and add vanilla buttercream to the middle.
18th Jul, 2010
Delicious and very easy to make. I added chopped walnuts and poppy seeds for a little crunch. Making it again today but will add pumkins and 'neals yard' salad sprinkle for a nutty take and serve it with butter.
17th Jul, 2010
Absolutely fantastic and so easy to make. I added some flaxseed and chocolate chips and it was wonderful!
8th Jul, 2010
This cake is a very moist cake, I put light brown sugar instead of castor and as I had no margarine I used Lurpak. Was not as heavy as I thought it would be and nice with a little creme fraiche.
4th Jul, 2010
This came out as almost totally solid!
30th Jun, 2010
Brilliantly simple to make and a good base on which to let your imagination run wild. I simply added well-soaked apricots and it was delicious. I can't understand all the negative feedback at all.
22nd Jun, 2010
Tastes lovely - has the consistency of banana concrete :(
21st Jun, 2010
used 3 very small bananas and made in food processor as instructed... I have never been able to make a good banana cake, until now! Baked this at 7pm on Friday, by 12pm Saturday it was all gone.. and there is only 2 of us in the house hehe. Really good with coffee :)
20th Jun, 2010
Fantastic recipie for everyday use, and so easy to make. Cut down on fat and added extra banana but had to balance that out withmore cinnamon. Try it with a bit of brown sugar sprinkled on the top for an extra treat!


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