Step-by-step guide to a yummy banana cake!

Banana cake!

Banana cake!

The good thing about this cake, is that you can feel better about eating it…I mean bananas count as one of your five a day after all. It’s really easy to make, and coming from someone who has burnt pasta before, I really mean it!

Ingredients:

2-3 bananas
140g self-raising flour
65g butter
85g demerara sugar
1 egg
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
65g milk

Method:

First, pre-heat the oven at 180 degrees/Gas Mark 4 so it’s nice and warm when you’re ready to start cooking and then weigh up all the ingredients.

All ingredients

All ingredients

Pour the milk into a jug and crack the egg into it. As you begin mixing, add the rest of the ingredients, whisking until smooth.

Mixing the egg and milk

Mixing the egg and milk

Now comes the messy bit, mash up the bananas with your hands and stir to make a caramel coloured mixture.

Mixing the banana and other ingredients

Mixing the banana and other ingredients

Grease two baking tins and spread the mixture evenly into both. And that’s all it takes! Put them in the oven for 30 minutes and if you want, you can prepare the topping while you wait – whether it be melted chocolate, warm raspberries or honey that takes your fancy.

It only takes half an hour!

It only takes half an hour!

When it’s done, remove the tins carefully from the oven – using oven gloves or a thick tea-towel. Remember, safety first!

The cakes are ready!

The cakes are ready!

You can check it’s cooked by sticking a knife into the middle of the cake. If it comes out clean then it’s ready to eat, if not then stick it back in the oven for a couple of minutes. Now you’ve got yourself a yummy golden banana cake, you can now enjoy the subtle sweet taste! It can be eaten with ice cream, custard, chocolate, butter, jam…the list is endless. Oh and don’t forget to lick the spoon afterwards :).

Don't forget to lick the spoon!

Don't forget to lick the spoon!

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