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Easiest & Best Banana Cake Recipe

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by Ruth Denton (subscribe)
Is a freelance writer and school teacher living in Adelaide. On weekends I like to get out and explore with my family. I love travelling and have lived in various cities.
Published July 3rd 2012

I am sure you, like me, often find yourself with bananas that no-one wants to eat. They may have been taken to school, and come back, one too many times, or perhaps they were just forgotten in the fruit bowl. If this is a scenario you can relate to then I have a great recipe for you. This recipe comes from my mum, a cake expert. Unfortunately for my children, my baking skills are nothing like hers. I have made many a banana cake from Internet recipes and have had rather pitiful results, not any more however because this recipe is pretty much fool proof. There are no fancy ingredients here, making it a fabulous standby recipe, perfect for rainy days stuck at home with the kids.

Ingredients
125g margarine
3/4 cup of sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed banana
1.5 cups of S.R. Flour
1 teaspoon of bicarb mixed with 1 dessert spoon of milk
3/4 cup of plain yoghurt or milk or sour cream

Instructions
Mix margarine and sugar, add eggs and banana, then add SR flour, bicarb and yoghurt.

Bake in a lined loaf tin in a moderate oven (160) for 1 hour. When cooked remove and let stand stand for 5 minutes before taking out of the pan.

The smell that fills your house as this cake cooks will truly make your mouth water. As it is such a simple recipe why not involve the kids.

The only real problem with this recipe is that the cake is generally consumed within 48 hours. Who am I kidding? At least half will be devoured before it cools.
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Sounds fab, I'm going to give this a go. What size loaf tin did you use; the photo looks a little larger than my standard tin. Thanks
by Helenonthesofa (score: 2|661) 1905 days ago
I made this yesterday and it is really really good and super easy!
by Cat (score: 1|35) 1919 days ago
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