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I need your best banana cake recipes!

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michaelad Fri 06-Jul-07 18:46:26

Yes, I can look things up online..but you ladies out there usually come up with much yummier ideas

Twiglett Fri 06-Jul-07 18:48:57

cake or loaf?

there's a rather nice banana cake on waitrose recipes ..but it isn't fabulous tbh .. its very good though

Twiglett Fri 06-Jul-07 18:50:23

this one

FrannyandZooey Fri 06-Jul-07 18:52:38

This one is fab and contains no added sugar:

4 oz self raising wholemeal flour
half tsp mixed spice
2 oz butter
3 oz raisins
8 oz banana
1 egg, beaten

Preheat oven to 180 / gm 4.

Mix flour and spice, rub in butter and stir in raisins. In a separate bowl, mash the banana and egg. Stir into the flour mixture and put into a well-greased tin (fills a small loaf tin I think or I usually double up the quantities and put it in an 8" circular cake tin). Turn oven down to GM 3 / 160 C and cook on the middle shelf for 1 hour or until cooked.

I usually cover it with a mixture of philadelphia cream cheese and fruit spread (about 2 parts cream cheese to one part fruit spread / jam). I blend them together in the liquidiser. However it is good just by itself as well. This recipe is pretty healthy as well as easy to make, but actually tastes very good. I've used it as a birthday cake before - it's lovely and sweet.

michaelad Fri 06-Jul-07 18:53:05

loaf preferred.
mmhm..looks ok but nothing special..

Thanks anyway, twiglett. Maybe I have picked the one cake recipe that cannot be "tweaked"..

michaelad Fri 06-Jul-07 18:54:07

Ok, i might have been wrong..

that sound yummy!!

FrannyandZooey Fri 06-Jul-07 19:06:45

It is definitely healthy, and quite chewy, but I have only had good reviews of it michaelad

It is originally from 'Optimum Nutrition for Babies and Toddlers', not of my own devising

NotQuiteCockney Fri 06-Jul-07 19:11:29

I like this one.

michaelad Fri 06-Jul-07 20:53:32

oh, the measurements are in much is that in grams?

NotQuiteCockney Fri 06-Jul-07 21:44:46

A cup is 250 ml. No automatic conversion to grams, depends on what the substance is. You can find conversions for any appropriate substance online, though - search for 'cup flour grams' and it will give you an answer.

BBBee Fri 06-Jul-07 21:47:53

nigella's one if wonderful - really wonderful.


michaelad Sun 08-Jul-07 20:52:08

Thank you all! Will probably try each and every one of them..

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