I'm back with another easy recipe for you to try. This is one of the husbands favourites. Banana Cake!
I make these in individual sized shapes then pop them in the freezer. One can be taken out in the morning, before work and it will be defrosted by lunch time (put them in the microwave for a few seconds if you like elevenses). They also serve as a cooler for your lunch box, which is handy.
I have a heart shaped cake tin with 6 individual hearts which is the perfect size for this mixture but an ordinary muffin tin would work too. If you prefer to make one big cake instead of lots of individual ones, use a loaf tin, just remember to bake it for a little bit longer.
This recipe has more of a pudding texture rather than being light like a sponge. It is delicious with a cup of tea in the afternoon and is AMAZING with custard!
2-3 bananas (2 medium sized or 3 small bananas)
55g Softened Butter
130g Self-Raising Flour
100g Caster Sugar
1tsp Baking powder
1tsp Vanilla Essence (optional)
Pre-heat oven to 160'C fan-forced/ 180'C with no fan/ 350'F/ Gas mark 4.
Grease your cake tin. You might find it helpful to very lightly dust the greased cake tin with flour too, as we wont be lining the tin. Make sure you shake any excess flour out.
Mash the bananas in a large bowl.
Add all other ingredients and beat until well combined. I find an electric hand mixer indispensable here.
You will see lumps in the batter. Those lumps are banana and are perfectly fine. If you see any other lumps of butter or flour, mix them in.
Spoon the batter into the prepared tin. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and a skewer inserted into a cake comes out clean.
Leave to cool on a wire rack before placing each into individual freezer bags and freeze until needed. Alternatively, enjoy them while still warm with generous lashings of custard. 😋mmm
This recipe is great for using up over-ripe bananas. If you only have one banana you might need to add a little milk to the batter to get a loose dropping consistency.
|What you can't see in this pic is my husband waiting for me to finish photographing them, saying "Can I have one, yet?", "Can I have one, now?", "When?... Now?"|
This is one of the easiest recipes, ever!! Try it and let me know how you get on.