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Deflating banana loaf

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Keepyourginup Sat 23-May-20 09:08:05

Hi, I make a gorgeous BBC banana loaf recipe. It's really easy and tastes delicious. It looks fab when it comes out of the oven, all beautifully raised and loaf shaped, but it deflates/sags really quickly when cooling. I don't want a new recipe as this is really tasty, but any tips of how I can make it keep the loaf shape?? Or do all cake loaf bakes deflate??! Thanks!

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IgetlockeddownbutIgetupagain Sat 23-May-20 09:14:16

My sister (a far better baker than I), says it deflates because the mixture is too wet, as my attempts do the same confused

Lweji Sat 23-May-20 09:20:00

What is the inside like?
Is it solid and undercooked?
Is it cooked and fluffy, or at least crumbly and fairly dry?
I'd try to leave it for a bit longer in the oven to get more of a crust and finish cooking.

ittooshallpass Sat 23-May-20 09:24:01

I used to get this, now I just use the mixture to make 12 muffins instead. All perfect and cook in about 15 minutes, so no having to wait wink

Keepyourginup Sat 23-May-20 09:25:07

Thanks for replies. The mixture seems ok - I follow the recipe ratios exactly...maybe I could add a bit more flour so it's less wet? The I side is lovely and fluffy, perfect consistency I would is a lovely golden brown. The bottom feels slightly wet/a bit sticky - but it is cooked. I already leave it in 3-4 mins longer than recipe says but could try a couple more minutes....

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Keepyourginup Sat 23-May-20 10:26:12

I'll try the muffins, thanks

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Spanielmadness Sat 23-May-20 10:31:02

Same - I made one yesterday. Always does this.........

flatoutpanic Sat 23-May-20 11:35:54

My best banana cake happened when I hadn’t got quite enough bananas to make 2 loaf tins, but went ahead anyway. Didn’t collapse and we’re light and fluffy. So perhaps smaller bananas or leave one out?

flatoutpanic Sat 23-May-20 11:36:09


LakeFlyPie Sat 23-May-20 12:14:42

I was very disappointed with the BBC banana loaf recipe. Much prefer Nigella's version

Lweji Sat 23-May-20 14:44:36

I've had a chance of looking at the recipe I use and it has a bit less butter and about 50% more flour! 225g

It also instructs to leave in oven at 180oC for 40 min and then 30 min at 150oC.

Keepyourginup Sat 23-May-20 18:59:18

Thanks everyone

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