Recipe for a cake-like banana bread needed, please.

(14 Posts)
pinkpaperpiggy Sat 19-Jan-13 09:55:05

There is a shop near me that sells a lovely banana bread - it is more cake like than any I have made. I'd love to make a similar one and I have loads of over ripe bananas at the moment.

It is sweet and quiet moist, quite pale coloured inside. The ones I have tried have been more bready.

Anyone have any ideas?

Loquace Sat 19-Jan-13 09:58:20

Oh! no idea but I'd like to try that cakey banana bread.

<lurks in hope of somebody providing recipie>

weegiemum Sat 19-Jan-13 10:00:36

Basic sponge with ripe banana instead of milk. Works every time here - we also add sultanas!

I use this recipe and I would say it was quite cakey. Or use a banana muffin recipe and put it in a loaf tin.

Jo178 Sat 19-Jan-13 10:05:47

This one is yummy!

Banana Loaf

125g butter
180g dark brown sugar
4 bananas mashed
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp mixed spice
Pinch salt
250g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp bicarbonate
3 tbsp warm milk
125g walnuts

180•c 50 mins or until a skewer comes out clean

Cream butter and sugar
Whisk in banana
Add eggs, vanilla, salt, spice
Whisk
Sieve in flour and baking powder
Beat until smooth
Mix bicarbonate and warm milk and stir into batter
Coat walnuts in flour and add to mix
Pour into loaf tin and put in oven

AllThreeWays Sat 19-Jan-13 10:07:44

This one is definitely cake, I made it yesterday
www.firstsearch.co.nz/banana-cake.html

Victoria sandwich using equal weights of all ingredients plus one mashed ripe banana for each egg used. A firm favourite in my house!

fertilityFTW Sat 19-Jan-13 10:10:40

This is a lovely, moist banana bread recipe that even my hard to please, former chef DH recommends.

250g plain flour
1 tsp. bicarbonate of soda
pinch of salt
115g butter (unsalted)
115g dark brown soft sugar (I sometimes replace this with a mix of light brown sugar and muscovado with good results)
2 eggs beaten
500g smashed over ripe bananas

Optional extras: a bit of mixed spice (cinnamon, ground ginger, ground clove), 1/2 tsp vanilla, walnuts (I'm not a fan so I don't usually add these).

Preheat oven 180 degrees.

Grease 23x13cm loaf tin (though I use a square tin sometimes as well, no issues).

Combine flour, bic of soda, salt.

In separate bowl , cream together butter and brown sugar.

Stir in eggs and bananas till blended.

Stir flour mix into wet mix to moisten.

Pour into pan and bake 40 to 60 mins (40 for square pan is more than enough - just check).

Cool 10min on rack.

stealthsquiggle Sat 19-Jan-13 10:12:52

I am sure the recipe I have, and use all the time, came from MN recipes. It's dead simple and very cakey - the DC like it with chocolate chips in, but walnuts would make it more "grown up"

pinkpaperpiggy Sat 19-Jan-13 10:18:23

Great recipes. Now I'll just have to decide which one to try first.

Thanks everyone.

mumzy Sat 19-Jan-13 16:15:20

IncogKNEEto Sat 19-Jan-13 17:06:12

This one is really easy and yummy!

Ingredients

2 bananas (mashed)
2 oz margarine
5 oz sugar (I use white granulated or brown if I've got it)
2 eggs
8 oz self-raising flour
pinch of salt

Method

Preheat oven to 170° (fan oven)

Mash bananas. In a separate bowl, cream sugar and margarine, then beat eggs. Add flour, salt and bananas and mix well.

Put into a greased and floured 1.5 - 2 lb loaf tin. Bake in the centre of the oven for 40-45 minutes, until golden brown, springy to touch, and shrinking from the sides of the tin. Turn onto a cooling rack. Enjoy.

hopenglory Sat 19-Jan-13 17:29:13

This is what I make

Easy Banana Cake
Ingredients
Serves: 10
125g butter
150g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg, beaten
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
190g self raising flour
60ml milk
Prep: 10 mins | Cook: 35 mins
1. Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin. Melt butter, sugar and vanilla in a saucepan over a medium heat.
2. Remove from heat and add the mashed bananas, mix well.
3. Add the egg, mix well.
4. Stir in the flour and the milk.
5. Pour into the prepared tin, sprinkle with a tablespoon of demerara sugar to give a crunch topping if liked.
6. Bake at 150 C fan oven (or 170 C regular, Gas mark 3) for 35 mins, until a skewer comes out clean

Salteena Fri 25-Jan-13 00:57:21

The one I now use all the time is here

I tore it out of a copy of Red at the hairdresser's one day and can honestly say it's sublime. It has sour cream in it which seems to produce a delicious, tender texture. The pic in the recipe makes it look quite dark but mine never comes out like that!

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