Buttermilk banana cake

Buttermilk banana cake


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About this recipe: Fresh bananas baked into a light vanilla buttermilk cake mixture then topped with whipped cream, mmm. Next time you're looking for an simple, lovely cake recipe, don't go bananas - bake them into this scrumptious cake instead!


Serves: 12 

  • 2 bananas, broken into chunks and mashed
  • 250g sifted plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 100g margarine
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 470ml whipping cream, whipped to a stiff peak

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour two 23cm round cake tins. Sift together flour, baking powder, bicarb and salt; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine the margarine, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Beat well and blend in the buttermilk. Add sifted flour mixture alternately with mashed banana to the egg mixture, while beating. Pour mixture into prepared cake tins.
  3. Bake cake for 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from tins and cool on wire racks. Fill and ice the cake with whipped cream.

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