Thursday, November 8, 2007

Banana Cake


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I make this banana cake a lot. It's a totally mixed recipe, partly my Grandmothers, partly Southern Living and partly came about because of a mistake I made one time, leaving an ingredient out, and it worked well, made it better really, so I kept making it the "new" way every time after that.


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Ingredients

3 - 5 over ripe bananas
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

Whip the banana's for about 5 minutes. Then add eggs and vanilla

Combine next five dry ingredients in a bowl, then add to the banana mixture.

Pour the batter in a greased and floured pan. Any size will do. This mixture will also fit nicely into 2 loaf pans.

Bake at 350 F for 40 minutes, and then check with a clean dry knife. If it comes out clean it's done. If not give it another 10 minutes and check again.

Icing:

I use a coffee flavoured icing for this cake. It might sound wierd, but it's really delicious.

1 cup of confectioners sugar
Drizzel in some coffee a little at a time and mix until you have the consistency you want, and then ice the cake!

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17 comments:

ning said...

Hi! I really want to try my hand at the banana cake but I noticed that the recipe doesn't call for oil/butter and it just seems too good to be true! So I was wondering if it was left out intentionally. Great blog by the way and thanks in advance!

Cathie said...

I made the cake one time and forgot to put the oil in and didn't realise until it was in the oven and it turned out just fine. I think there is something about the bananas that have natural oil when you whip them up. If you want to add oil, you can put in 1/3 cup. I usually use olive, but vegetable is also fine.

ning said...

Hey, I wanted to drop a note for the wonderful recipe. I just baked it today and I'm not sure there're gonna be any left. It was delicious and easy. Thanks!

HoneyB said...

Awesome photo! I love how the icing looks!

fanny said...

this cake looks absolutely delicious. and that dripping icing!

xx fanny

Pam said...

What a great picture! I've never made a bannana cake before but I think I will now.

Sydney said...

I loveeed this!I made it a few days ago and everyone who has tried it loved it as well. I posted pictures on my blog and a link to your blog.

apparentlyjessy said...

Hey, just wanted to let you know that this Banana cake recipe has rescued me from my dreaded Banana cake curse!
I have used this recipe several times and it hasn't failed me once! Thanks for sharing it :)

rhid said...

This looks seriously tasty - I haven't made banana cake in ages... I miss the smell!

Anonymous said...

Excellent recipe, easy to made and it's delicious!

Bonnie Yves said...

Thanks for sharing! I like banana cake so much and so happy to see one without oil. I will try it out very soon definitely. Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

This is a great recipe - just tried it out with halved quantities. My 3 year old and I make banana cake all the time, but this is an almost guilt-free version without the butter! Thanks for sharing the recipe, definitely making it again!

Anonymous said...

My first time blogging. I have a freezer full of bananas (my smoothie stash) waiting to make this recipe. Thanks for the low fat alternative.

Anonymous said...

YUM YUM YUM!!!

Annie said...

Its baking in the oven as I type. I've varied it a little by throwing in a cup of walnuts. I also found some grated dark chocolate in the pantry so I threw that in too :) Fingers crossed!

Kelly said...

Amazing banana cake! I just made it a couple of hours ago with a few changes - I added some pecans and chocolate chips. It was really delicious! I was a bit worried before it went into the oven because it didn't seem viscous enough, but it turned out wonderfully!

Anonymous said...

Just made this it's amazing with chocolate icing! thankyouuu