Thursday, 5 September 2013

Easy Banana Cake Recipe

You can also find this as a guest post over on Magdalena's blog, Lullaby for Pies!

I've not had chance to bake much over the past six months and I've never uploaded any of my favourite recipes here. I have had a lot more time on my hands recently so I've decided to become a little more homely and have been experimenting in the kitchen. I also think this has a lot to do with me being pregnant! 

I thought I would share with you an easy banana cake recipe which doesn't take long to prepare not long to bake, and goes fabulously with a nice cup of tea! 

What you will need:
175g butter (or margarine as I used)
100g light soft brown sugar
75g caster sugar
225g self raising flour
half a teaspoon of baking powder
half a teaspoon of ground ginger
one teaspoon of cinnamon 

half a teaspoon of vanilla extract
3 large eggs
2 medium bananas (I think the black, ripe ones are best)

and soft brown sugar to top the cake before it goes in the oven

What to do:
- cream the light soft brown sugar, caster sugar and butter together

- beat the eggs and add the vanilla extract 
- mix the dry ingredients together; flour and spices with the baking powder
- add half of the beaten eggs, along with half of the dry ingredients in with the creamed butter and sugar mixture, keep beating until there are no lumps and all the dry ingredients are combined with the wet
- mash the bananas until there are no lumps
- add the mashed banana mixture to the cake batter
- pour the cake batter into a greaseproof paper lined tin (can be a loaf tin if desired)
- sprinkle with soft brown sugar
- bake at 180/160 fan assisted/gas mark 4 for approximately an hour (always best to test after around 45 minutes with a skewer to see if it's cooked) 
- leave to cool on a wire rack or in the tin before serving

And hey presto! 
You have a lovely banana loaf cake which goes well with afternoon tea! 
What do you think of my cake recipe?

1 comment:

  1. MMMM this looks delicious! I might have to get some baking done this weekend.... :)