Thursday, November 8, 2007

Banana Cake

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.



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.


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!



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.

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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