Baking: Scrumptious Banana Cake


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Warm, soft, moist and oh so full of that heavenly banana flavour.. nothing warms the soul like a gorgeous loaf of banana cake. The whole house smells like heaven right now, and my belly is warm with a second slice of one of my favourite go-to comfort foods.

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The secret to a great banana cake? Always use super ripe bananas. Don’t worry if they appear a little bruised. It makes for great flavour! Here’s the super simple recipe:

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Ingredients:

  • 2-3 large ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large beaten egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

First, preheat the oven to 175C. Then, butter a loaf pan and set aside.

Next, in a mixing bowl, mash bananas with a fork until smooth. Then stir in melted butter, before mixing in baking soda and salt.

Then, stir in sugar, beaten egg and vanilla extract.

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Mix in flour. Then, pour the mixture into the prepared loaf pan.

Bake for 50 minutes to an hour at 175C or until a toothpick in the middle comes out clean.

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Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes before removing banana cake from the loaf pan.

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Let it cool completely before slicing and eating for best results. Of course, I couldn’t help myself and tucked into a couple slices warm out of the oven. This goes great as a breakfast slice, with butter, or an accompaniment to ice-cream or just a delicious tea-time snack.

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Do give it a try and let me know how it worked for you. This is really one of my favourite banana bread recipes and I hope you like it too!x

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