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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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16th Apr, 2013
I cannot believe anyone has ever tried this recipe. Baked it today - utter disaster. Took 2 hours in cooker, fan at 170c. Far too much fat, just greasy mess. When removed from cooker just collapsed. Followed the recipe exactly, so there is something wrong with balance of ingredients. Don't waste you time. Will not do again.
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7th Apr, 2013
Baked this today and it is delicious. I used half butter and half margarine. Also just used a hand whisk to mix butter and sugar until blended then added the rest of the ingredients and mixed until this was blended. Added a handful of chopped walnuts too. Baked in a loaf tin for 50 minutes, then very quickly sprinkled a topping mixture (PREPARED EARLIER) of : : 2 tablespoons flour, 1/4 cup dark brown sugar and a small knob of butter, mixed all together to look like breadcrumbs. Then baked until cooked, another 15 minutes in my oven. Will definitely bake again!
6th Apr, 2013
Yuuuuuuummmmmmy! Really simple (made in Kitchenaid stand mixer), added coconut and used 2 eggs and 1tsp baking powder as suggested in another comment. Cooking time slightly different - 150 Fan for 65 minutes. Will be making it again.
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22nd Mar, 2013
Easiest cake ever! Needed a bit longer than an hour but thats probably just my oven.
20th Mar, 2013
I followed all the measurement here and added some double cream & also golden syrup. Surprisingly it came out a very good result as my housemates liked it so much. Well done!
20th Mar, 2013
This cake is lovely! I doubled the recipe, added dark chocolate chips and sultanas. Baked it in a square tin and at 160C it took 1hr 10mins.
13th Mar, 2013
The first time I made this cake it was a little stodgy. However the second time I used 2 medium eggs instead of three and it turned out perfect.
26th Feb, 2013
This recipe was easy to make and tasted delicious!
26th Feb, 2013
This recipe was easy to make and tasted delicious!
27th Jan, 2013
Made this a few times and it's so yummy! I followed the recipe exactly and never had any problems. Perfect way to use up left over bananas!


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