Banana Cake

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summersgate

Banana Cake

My husband who was in hospital recently had the most delicious banana cake for tea. It was extremely light textured and looked as though it had poppy seeds in the mix. It was covered with a toffee/treacle like topping. It was so much lighter than the normal banana cakes that I make. He was really taken with it and I have tried very hard to reproduce it but with no luck. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I might reproduce it?!

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Rosemary S

BANANA BREAD


Oh dear that hasn't come out right at all.
1 teasp lemon juice
1.1/2 teasp baking soda
1/4 cup milk
3 eggs
3/4 cup sunflower oil
3 large or 4 medium over ripe bananas (mashed)
2 cups white sugar
2.1/4 cups plain flour
1 rounded teasp baking powder
1/2 teasp salt
1/2 teasp vanilla extract

Bake 180 C 160 C fan Gas 4 for 1 hour or until skewer comes out clean.


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violet eyes

Banana cake

That recipe is very similar to one I have, it was given to me by a special friend who makes it every week.difference is mine is in lb and oz and uses butter instead of the oil and only one egg. The first time I made it I noticed that it seemed lighter than my many other banana cake recipes. I think it may be because of the baking soda, in my recipe the soda is mixed with heated milk. A grated carrot is also added to the cake
I put my mixture in a ring tin but I'm sure any tin would do and I sometimes just put a lemon icing on the top.

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Honey

Low Fat Banana Walnut Cake

Not sure how you classify a light cake, but this one is very easy and healthy... it has no fat in it... made with apple puree/sauce.

Low Fat Banana Walnut Cake - Serves: 12

Ingredients:

2 eggs
150g (5 oz) caster sugar
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
4 tablespoons apple sauce or pur&"233;e
5 tablespoons skimmed milk
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
225g (8 oz) plain flour
1 dessertspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
30g (1 oz) chopped walnuts

Method:

Prep: 15 mins.
Cook: 1 hr.

1. Preheat oven to 160 C / Gas mark 3. Line a loaf tin with baking parchment, and lightly dust with flour.

2. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Beat in bananas, apple sauce, milk, oil and vanilla.

3. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Stir flour mixture into banana mixture, mixing just until blended. Fold in walnuts. Pour batter into prepared pan.

4. Bake in preheated oven until golden and a cocktail stick inserted into centre of the loaf comes out clean, about 1 hour. Turn bread out onto a wire rack and let cool.

TIP:

I double the recipe (if you have two tins) and freeze one as it freezes well.

H x

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Honey

Ooops

That gobbledygook should read puree. Hope it works this time.

H x

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summersgate

Banana Cake

Many thanks for all your banana cake recipes - I will give them a try - Summersgate

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Heather bells

Banana Cake

Would you be able to send the recipe for your banana cake? It sounds very interesting with the grated carrot in it.
Thank you.
Heather.

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violet eyes

Banana cake recipe

If you wanted my recipe I have just put it into my profile. I made this cake yesterday and had a slice for my lunch today.
Hope you like it :0)

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SonyaK

Banana Cake

I made your banana cake this afternoon, VE.
Just tried a small piece and it does seem light a tasty - thanks for the recipe-:)

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violet eyes

Banana cake

Hi sonyaK
Glad you tried and liked the cake, what shape tin did you use? I might try it in a tray bake size tin next time and put icing on top.

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SonyaK

Banana Cake

Hi VE
I used a 20cm square tin and cooked it at 150&"186;C in my small fan oven for 45mins. I checked it before, but the 45mins was just right.
(it's a MW Combi oven and only has fixed temps. for the oven. For baking cakes I find 150&"186; is good and the next one, at 175&"
186;, cooks too fast)

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SonyaK

Banana Cake

That rubbish was because I put a 'degrees' sign in!!
That came out as &"186;

Should have said 150C and also 175C - hope that makes it intelligible!!

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Heather bells

Banana cake

Thank you for putting the banana cake recipe into your profile.I have some of my family coming for the weekend so I will make it this week.It looks easy to make.I am excited about making it and seeing how light it is and also how it will taste with the grated carrot in it.
Heather

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SonyaK

Banana Cake

Definitely a light banana cake - and I put a bit of wholemeal flour in it, not all white plain flour!

I didn't find the carrot altered the taste - the banana is such a dominant flavour!

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Heather bells

Banana Cake

Spent the evening baking for my family coming at the weekend.Everything turned out well.The banana cake turned out perfectly.I baked it in Delia"s Silverwood loaf tin with a liner in it. Had to give it an extra 10 minutes but that was fine and as a reward for my hard work I cut a slice for myself (it's probably the only slice I will get) and put a little butter on it and enjoyed it with a mug of Green and Black's hot chocolate for my supper.Delicious! The cake was very light and it was difficult to know there was a grated carrot in it.
I have copied the recipe into my notebook.I was glad to get it as I have been looking for a good recipe for banana loaf like this for a while. Thank you.V.E.
Heather.

 
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