So I've been quite keen on having a banana cake on my blog for a while and figured now that I have a loaf tin, I really should get on with it! But since I've been feeling experimental recently, I decided to give it a little twist. Instead of a banana loaf, why don't I bake a banana layer cake and have thin servings of chocolate fudge.....?
Well, I made it and discovered that banana cake is already sweet & delicious and needs little if anything else! This cake is very sweet and totally doable with a cup of tea and a small slice. You must not attempt to eat it though if you are in anyway diabetic or are susceptible to tooth decay! :)
Next time I will use a loaf tin and maybe put a small spread of chocolate fudge on top.
Banana Cake Recipe
170g unsalted butter
100g soft brown sugar
70g caster sugar
170g self raising flour sifted
3 tablespoons milk
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 pinch of salt
2 ripe bananas mashed up
1. Pre-heat the oven to 160oC/ Gas Mark 3 and line a loaf tin.
2. Cream the butter and sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. Slowly add the eggs and beat until all incorporated.
3. Add the flour and salt, followed by the milk, bananas and vanilla essence and mix well.
4. Place in the loaf tin and bake for approximately an hour until cooked. Leave to cool in the tin slightly before placing on a cooling rack.
The moral of this story is "If it ain't broke don't try to fix it!" :) In all seriousness though, I do love trying out new recipes and you don't know what works until you try!
Peace & Love