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Go Banana's For Banana Cake
For those who want a delicious moist cake and have a surfeit of ripe bananas

Posted by EmmaInOtherland from Bristol, England, United Kingdom • Published See EmmaInOtherland's 7 projects »
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  • How to bake a banana cake. Banana Cake - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather all the ingredients - I'm using wholemeal flour because that's what I had to hand, but plain is fine
    Preheat the oven to 200C

  • How to bake a banana cake. Banana Cake - Step 2
    Step 2

    Sift 10 oz (270g) flour into a large mixing bowl

  • How to bake a banana cake. Banana Cake - Step 3
    Step 3

    Measure the cinnamon (1 heaped tbsp), bicarb (2 tsp) and salt (1/2 tsp)

  • How to bake a banana cake. Banana Cake - Step 4
    Step 4

    Sift in the dry ingredients

  • How to bake a banana cake. Banana Cake - Step 5
    Step 5

    Measure 4 oz (110g) sugar into a microwaveable bowl

  • How to bake a banana cake. Banana Cake - Step 6
    Step 6

    Add the butter and microwave until partially melted (30 sec)

  • How to bake a banana cake. Banana Cake - Step 7
    Step 7

    Beat together the butter and sugar with a knife......

  • How to bake a banana cake. Banana Cake - Step 8
    Step 8

    ...until smooth

  • How to bake a banana cake. Banana Cake - Step 9
    Step 9

    Add the eggs and beat in

  • How to bake a banana cake. Banana Cake - Step 10
    Step 10

    Then the vanilla

  • How to bake a banana cake. Banana Cake - Step 11
    Step 11

    Peel the bananas. The riper the better!

  • How to bake a banana cake. Banana Cake - Step 12
    Step 12

    Mash the bananas into the mixture. The easiest (and messiest) way is to squeeze between your fingers.

  • How to bake a banana cake. Banana Cake - Step 13
    Step 13

    Beat together with the knife to make a batter. Some small lumps of banana are fine, as long as there are no big bits.

  • How to bake a banana cake. Banana Cake - Step 14
    Step 14

    Measure out a small amount of milk into a cup

  • How to bake a banana cake. Banana Cake - Step 15
    Step 15

    Add the juice of 1 lemon and mix into the batter

  • How to bake a banana cake. Banana Cake - Step 16
    Step 16

    Make sure the dry ingredients are evenly mixed

  • How to bake a banana cake. Banana Cake - Step 17
    Step 17

    Grease a baking tin / muffin cases with butter, ready to go into the oven. (again, the best / messiest way to do this is with your fingers)

  • How to bake a banana cake. Banana Cake - Step 18
    Step 18

    Pour the batter into the dry ingredients

  • How to bake a banana cake. Banana Cake - Step 19
    Step 19

    Mix well with a wooden spoon.
    The lemon juice will react with the bicarbonate, so do this as quickly as possible

  • How to bake a banana cake. Banana Cake - Step 20
    Step 20

    Pour into the cake tin / muffin cases and put in the oven.
    Bake for 40 min - 1hr, less for muffins.
    The cake is done when you can stick a skewer in and it comes out clean.

  • How to bake a banana cake. Banana Cake - Step 21
    Step 21

    Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10-15 mins

  • How to bake a banana cake. Banana Cake - Step 22
    Step 22

    Turn out onto a wire rack and leave to cool completely.

  • How to bake a banana cake. Banana Cake - Step 23
    Step 23

    "Where's my cake? I'm hungry!"

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