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Help with banana cake

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BusyBee86 Fri 25-Oct-13 13:10:53

I want to make a banana cake in the style of a Victoria sponge. Would it work if I used a Victoria sponge recipe and just add a few mashed bananas into the recipe?! Then I would put buttercream in the middle!
Or any other suggestions would be greatsmile

Habbibu Fri 25-Oct-13 13:18:43

Hmm. That would change the liquid in your recipe quite a lot. While I haven't made this cake from the Baked in America book, their recipes are quite reliable.

moonbells Fri 25-Oct-13 13:23:30

Here's a recipe I use a lot. Old, so imperial only!

Banana Cake
3 bananas
4oz butter/marg
2tbsp milk
4oz sugar
1tsp bicarb
6oz SR flour
2 eggs
Cream sugar and marg. Squash bananas in bowl. Mix bicarb with eggs and mix into sugar/marg mix with the bananas. Fold in the flour and milk and divide between two lined 7" tins. Bake Gas 4, 45 mins. (think that's 180C)

I sandwich them together with buttercream when cold. It comes out quite moist and each tinful cools to about an inch high.

moonbells Fri 25-Oct-13 13:25:18

(That's squash the 'nanas in a separate bowl. You do use a lot of bowls with this. blush)

I often so Mary Berry's banana cake (very similar to tge recioe posted above) with cream cheese frosting.

Also nice with chocolate chips bakes into the cake

BusyBee86 Thu 31-Oct-13 15:22:29

Thank you. Have only just got round to making one! It's in the oven now, that right, 45mins in oven?

moonbells Thu 31-Oct-13 15:34:45

Yes. Don't be tempted to peek! It does sink a bit alarmingly when it cools, don't panic. Tastes just fine! smile

BusyBee86 Thu 31-Oct-13 16:03:50

Oops I've only just seen you're reply....I had a peek and took it out the oven after 40mins! Hope it's all cooked! Looks it. Can't wait to try it later once it's complete!

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