We love making and eating Banana Cake at home, it’s quite quick and very tasty! Sometimes I think the bananas get ignored in the fruit bowl on purpose just so they can over ripen, and then the only option is to bake a cake.
I’ve tried a few recipes, but this one simplified from Charmaine Solomon’s Family Recipes (sadly out of print) is a favourite because it requires only a few ingredients that I usually have on hand, and is pretty fool proof. In fact I often mix up the steps or just throw everything in together (not recommended for best results) and it still works ok. It’s so easy even a 3yo can make it!
Emma loves baking, and on this particular day (a few months ago) she wanted to host her own cooking show “just like on the television” and specifically asked me to video tape her in action. It’s super cute, even if I do say so myself.
Read on for recipe and super adorable cooking demonstration…
125g Butter softened
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 ripe bananas
185g (about 1.5 cups) SR flour
icing sugar for dusting
Preheat oven to 180 C
Cream Butter and sugar.
Add vanilla and then eggs one at a time.
Mash bananas then add to the mixture.
Sift in flour and fold through mixture.
Pour into greased (or silicone) loaf tin.
Bake for around 25min or until skewer comes out clean.
Allow to cool then dust with icing sugar if desired
Dig in! I guarantee it won’t last long.
Watch how simple it is to make, and look out for the pronunciation of Vanilla Essence – too funny