It’s Sunday morning and my partner and I woke up to find our last two bananas beginning to go off (a little bit like how we all feel after a heavy Saturday night out, I guess!). I’m not actually the one that eats bananas in my house, my partner does. I, on the other hand, feel like I’m one of only few people in the world that hates the thought of eating bananas- it must be a texture thing.
However, combine bananas with cake and you’ve got me. I absolutely love it (strange, right?). I swear you can put anything with cake and it will taste nice though!
So, anyway, it’s Sunday morning and after noticing that these bananas have gone a bit browner than I’d like I decided that the only way to salvage them was to make this delicious easy bake banana cake. It’s much better than throwing them away!
It’s a simple recipe that creates a deliciously moist banana cake that tastes absolutely amazing. Plus, in less than an hour it’s ready to eat!
170g (6oz) Softened Butter
175g (6oz) Caster Sugar or a touch of Brown Sugar
2 ripe / overripe Bananas
170g (6oz) Self-Raising Flour
1 tsp of Vanilla Extract
Start off like you’re making a cake…. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4 and grease your preferred loaf tin (we were so desperate we actually used a cake tin! It does the job ha).
Add 170g (6oz) of softened butter and 175g (6oz) of caster sugar in a bowl and beat until it forms a light, fluffy consistency. *You can also add in a bit of brown sugar to the mix instead like we did to add a caramelising flavour.*
Crack two eggs into the fluffy mixture and beat with a little bit of flour.
Take 2 bananas (overripe is best), mash them and add to the mixture.
Then pour 170g (6oz) of self-raising flour and mix together.
Dash in a teaspoon of vanilla extract and pour into the loaf tin.
Bake for 30 mins to an hour.
When it’s still a little bit warm, top your banana cake with your favourite toppings. We grated some Terry’s Chocolate Orange over the top of ours, but you could easily add some icing sugar, golden syrup, or simply serve as it is.
In my opinion it’s best served warm but you can also leave it to cool and it tastes just as nice.
Be adventurous with it- add chopped walnuts or banana chips to the mix or whatever ingredient comes to mind.
Now all that’s left to do is cut a slice and dig in!