Banana Cake

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  1. RETARD

    RETARD New Member

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    Makes: 1 loaf / approx 10 serves

    This recipe is straight up - OLD FASHIONED!!
    In fact its from my mothers recipe cards. I'd hazard a guess its at least 30 years old & satisfied the stomachs of countless 'drop in' guests over its time.
    My better half & I like different amounts of banana in our cake. This is my version (with loads of banana) If you like less just use less ;)
    There are pictures of both below.
    Have a look and decide which one you prefer.

    I'm sure theres a million other jazzed up versions with cinnamon, nutmeg and many other delicious stuff - but heres the naked recipe as its been made for decades.
    What you do with it after that is all on you :p

    Cook it. Eat it. Freeze it.
    It's freaken Delicious.

    INGREDIENTS:
    Cake:
    • 120 gm butter
    • 240 gm S.R flour
    • 2 eggs
    • 120 gm sugar
    • 3 tlb milk
    • 3 mashed very ripe bananas
    • 1 tsp bicarb soda
    • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence

    Icing:
    • 3 cups icing sugar
    • 2 tlb cocoa powder (if making chocolate icing)
    • 80 gm cup softened butter
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract

    METHOD:
    Cake:
    1. Beat butter and sugar, add eggs and beat well

    2. Add mashed bananas, then flour

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    3. Mix bicarb soda with milk and add vanilla essence

    4. Spray tin with oil and line with baking paper

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    5. Cook 190deg C for 30-40 mins (until a skewer comes out clean)

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    Icing:
    1. Combine softened butter with icing sugar (and cocoa if making chocolate) & mix well

    2. Add vanilla extract & milk – mix very well til there are no lumps
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  2. mrs dan77

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    My favourite cake in the whole world in hummingbird - banana and pineapple.
    I like it (or plain banana) with a cream cheese frosting, but this still looks really good! *Note to self: must buy bananas!*
     
  3. Sunset

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    A good tip is to put the over-ripe bananas, that you would otherwise throw out, in the freezer to use next time you cook banana cake.

    Sure, it is horrendously disgusting when they have thawed out (sloppy, liquidy banana stuff), but it works great in cooking :thumbup:
     
  4. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Very VERY easy cake to make, done it quite a few times before with leftover bananas. Banana muffins equally as easy.
     
  5. DiGiTaL MoNkEY

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    Yum yum, that icing is just the...icing on the cake for me :p
     
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    i must admit the icing made enough for about 5 cakes. but i like to eat off the spoon :)

    cant beat the smell of fresh cake coming out the oven ... mmmmm :thumbup:
     
  7. Gaz

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    damn i havent had one of those cakes for ages! must make one, put a heap of chopped up walnuts in it if you like nuts, makes it taste extra yum in my opinion.
     
  8. PostModern

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    My 9 year old son has a great recipe similar to this one. The whole family loiters near the kitchen when we smell it baking...
     
  9. svendenhowser

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    I am planning to make a hummingbird cake this arvo! Have a few overripe bananas that need to be used. I don't usually put nuts in it though, personally not a fan and you're meant to use pecans which I can never seem to find at a decent price.

    Banana cake is awesome though, but the pineapple just makes it extra special :)
     
  10. mrs dan77

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    Feel like sending some my way? :)


    EDIT: Looks like I am going to have to make some myself!
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2009
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    Another one updated and brought back from the dead ;)

    In fact I'm doing a trial run of some banana muffins in the oven now which i plan to don with some meringues (piped in the shape of a Christmas tree)
     
  12. ~Spyne~

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    Made this yesterday, has been a hit at work so far :)

    INGREDIENTS:
    Cake:
    • 125g butter
    • 1 1/2 cups S.R flour
    • 2 eggs
    3/4 cup castor sugar
    1/3 cup brown/raw sugar
    • 100mL milk
    • 3 mashed bananas
    • 1 tsp bicarb soda
    • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
    • a few shakes of cinnamon

    Icing:
    • 3 cups icing sugar
    • 80g softened butter
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
    • cinamon for sprinkling over the iced cake

    Baked the cake in a loaf tin and it definitely needed the full hour of cook time (@180-190C, fan forced), possibly even another 5-10 minutes although the top was getting very dark after an hour, but still slightly moist inside.
    The ingredient quantities for the icing made way too much, could probably only use 1/2 to 3/4 of the quantities and still get plenty of icing.
     
  13. Shaetano

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    Banana and walnut is also a great combination!
     
  14. chainbolt

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    Banana also helps also for the libido. Not sure about nuts.
     
  15. miicah

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    Do you just add fresh pineapple pieces to the batter?
     
  16. romanx

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    I'll always knock out a banana cake if there's a few bananas looking like they are past a normal eating stage.

    I'll do a philli cheese icing with walnuts on top though :thumbup:
     
  17. X-ZemPt

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    I was planning on making some banana bread tonight, because I have a few suss bananas at home.
    Was browsing through your recipes after looking at you lemon slice and came across this, so I think I will give this a go instead.

    Thanks for making me hungry on a friday morning though, so many good recipes I want to make!
     
  18. Boolen

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    Here is an even older recipe from my grandmothers little cookbook


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    We sometimes substitute fresh passion fruit for the lemon in the icing mixture
     
  19. roomandu

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    Totally devastated ....

    piccies didn't work.... :wired: :upset:

    Recipe sound good though :thumbup:

    Cheers
    Drew
     
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  20. Madengineer

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    I wanna cook this right now, but we have no butter in the house and I'm not allowed to drive yet. :(

    Alright, I conned someone into getting some butter for me. Lol

    I think I put in a little too much cinnamon though.

    I burnt it though. 190 for 30 minutes saw it had a burnt bottom (not overly bad) and semi cooked inside.

    I cooked it at an additional 160 for 15 minutes.
     
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