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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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15th Oct, 2009
errrrrrr............what if you dont have a food processor? forget the recipe?
14th Oct, 2009
im just about 2 go and make it! wish me luck :)
30th Sep, 2009
This was the best way to use up over ripe bananas totally delicious and very easy, I used butter rather than margarine.
30th Sep, 2009
This was the best way to use up over ripe bananas totally delicious and very easy, I used butter rather than margarine.
14th Sep, 2009
Great recipie, ill try it!
4th Sep, 2009
i followed this recipe to the letter twice and both times it came out heavy and stodgy.wanted something quick and easy to do...turned into a disaster. love the lemon drizzle cake though...and ready to try the carrot cakes.
7th Aug, 2009
a nice cake, we added chocolate chips, made in two sandwich tins and added buttercream for a nice twist to the recipe.
2nd Aug, 2009
I found this recipe using Google even though I use Good Food website alot. When I type in banana cake in this Good Food website this recipe doesn't come up. Is there a reason why?? Is it because it is a member recipe?? If so, how do you find member recipes then?? Thank you
2nd Aug, 2009
Second time i've made this now and again it's turned out delicious. It's a great hit with the whole family and so easy to do. I didn't use a food processor as I haven't got one - just mixed it by hand. The recipe doesn't state what size tin to use. I used a 2lb loaf tin. It's a little flat but I think the 1lb one would be too small. Fantastic recipe.
28th Jul, 2009
LOVE this recipe to death - can't make enough of it. First question I am asked when anyone comes round is "Have you got any banana cake"? I used butter instead of margarine and added walnuts for that extra zest.


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