Best-ever banana cake

    1 hour 5 min

    This delicious cake is incredibly simple to make. It's flavoured with bananas and dotted with walnuts. For the best flavour, use the ripest bananas you have lying around.

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    Serves: 16 

    • 200g margarine
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 255g plain flour
    • 4 tablespoons cornflour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 3/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 250ml evaporated milk
    • 225g mashed bananas
    • 40g chopped walnuts

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease one 23cm or 25cm tube cake tin.
    2. Cream margarine until light and fluffy. Add sugar gradually. Blend in eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
    3. Sieve together flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt.
    4. Add vanilla to the evaporated milk. Alternately add flour mixture and liquid ingredients to creamed mixture. Blend in mashed bananas and chopped walnuts. Pour mixture into the prepared tin.
    5. Bake at 190 C / Gas 5 for 45 minutes, or till a skewer inserted comes out clean.

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    I made a double batch, used two 9.5X13 pyrex baking dishes, cut the baking time down a full ten minutes. Cake in both dishes were moist and friends gave high ratings for the texture and flavor. I live in a Senior Apartment Building where we pay for a daily lunch. I gave our Head cook a copy of the receipe plus a large sample of the cake. She was very surprise afterr reading the receipe and then tasting the actual cake. I am hoping now that will one of these days she will serve this banana cake as a dessert to the rest of residents in my Apartment complex. Dave Poletti  -  21 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe is absoulutely wonderful!! Basic ingredients come together to make a great tasting, not too sweet, exceedingly moist cake. I did leave out the walnuts and topped the cake with chocolate frosting and chopped peanuts. Definitely five stars!!!  -  24 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This cake was delicious. Instead of using a tube pan (or bundt pan, for us laypeople), I used two 9" rounds and baked for about 25 minutes. Once they cooled, I iced them with a cream cheese icing I found on another site. Very moist. Would make again instead of banana bread next time I have overripe bananas on hand.  -  15 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)