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Banana Loaf Cake

We had a lot of extremely ripe bananas that no-one was going to eat and my eldest son was going back to university this weekend so he asked if I could make him a Banana loaf to take back to eat with his housemates. Obviously as his cake making Mum I wasn't going to send him back empty handed!!!


He wanted a nice basic loaf as one of his friends has a nut allergy - I had all these interesting flavours I was going to try and then he told me it had to be plain. Well I will develop my banana loaf cake flavours another day.



Banana bread was very popular in lockdown and most people have their "go to" recipe so I hadn't added onto my blog but at my eldest sons request I have now.


It's very easy to make all in one bowl and it's a lovely flavoursome light sponge. I did jazz it up a bit with a banana on the top so it wasn't too plain.


The smell while it was baking was amazing and the taste did not disappoint either apparently.



Start by preheating the oven to 180 degrees centigrade (160 fan), then and grease a deep 1lb loaf tin.



Mash the bananas in a medium sized bowl.



Add all the other ingredients to the bowl.



Stir until everything is fully combined.



Put the cake mixture into the prepared loaf tin and place the halved banana cut side upwards on the cake.



Bake for 50 minutes or until a cake tester comes out cleanly.



Leave to cool before slicing.




Banana Loaf Cake


Sarah's servings: 8-10

Sarah's skill: Easy

Baking time: 50 mins


Ingredients:


200g Mashed Ripe Bananas

125g Melted Unsalted Butter

125g Soft Light Brown Sugar

2 large Eggs

150g Self Raising Flour

1 tsp Baking Powder

1 tsp Ground Cinnamon


1 Banana (halved for decoration)



Method:

  1. Start by preheating the oven to 180 degrees centigrade (160 fan).

  2. Line and grease a deep 1lb loaf tin.

  3. Mash the bananas in a medium sized bowl.

  4. Add all the other ingredients to the bowl.

  5. Stir until everything is fully combined.

  6. Put the cake mixture into the prepared loaf tin and place the halved banana cut side upwards on the cake.

  7. Bake for 50 minutes or until a cake tester comes out cleanly.

  8. Leave to cool before slicing.






Sarah's extra slice......


Make sure your bananas are extremely ripe for this recipe.






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claire61fitzsimons
Oct 02, 2023

Absolutely delicious recipe. Thank you Sarah

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Sarah L Samuels
Oct 02, 2023
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That’s great to hear - thank you 😊

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