Thursday, 30 April 2009

033. Banana Cake

My best Banana Cake :)

Well, incase you didn't know, Johanne and Me and (insert some other names) have been baking a bit a few days back. But that update shall come some other time, as I have yet to rob her of some pictures of the really delicious and ridiculously elaborate decorations. Oh, you will see soon.

Anyways, I figured I could publish out recipes that have yet to fail me and of course has to taste amazing. And being the total retard in the kitchen and if Lisa can do it, so can you!
 Lets face it, how many of us can really come up with original recipes and expect it to taste really good right. 

Right, today still hungover from all the baking, I decided the best way to cure it was to.. bake even more! 

So, being the household that doesn't really bake very much or at all, we occasionally do not even have sugar lying about. So, baking is really such a hassle. Not mentioning the fact that everyone would rather just go out and buy a slice of cake, less cleaning up and apparently more economical in many ways.

A couple of days ago, in the attempts to be more healthy, the folks bought a bunch of banana's and they were starting to ripen too much to be eaten. I have this phobia of not wanting to eat banana's that look too ripe (getting black and what not). Its a paranoia so shhh!. So my genius self decided that we should make Banana Cake of it of course!

So, I like Google-ing things that have got "Simple" in it. Refer to paragraph about being an absolute retard in the kitchen. And, one of the first hits was this. Banana Cake Recipe 
Don't bother clicking if you don't want too, I have copied and pasted it here already :)
And, I have even converted all the values to grams! I do not like when people don't follow measurements to fit my own measuring cup! :)

Banana Cake Recipe

4oz butter or margarine (115 grams)
6oz sugar (170 grams)
8oz self raising flour (225 grams) 
(You need to remember to add some Baking powder if your using regular flour!)
2 eggs
2 large or 3 medium, very ripe banana's ( I use 4, there cannot be too much banana's right) 

1. Heat the oven to gas mark 4; 180C
2. Grease a 2lb loaf tin
3. Mash the bananas with a sturdy fork
4. Cream the butter and sugar together 
5. Mix in the eggs together the two yellow sludges you now have
6. Mix in the flour.
7. Scrape into the loaf tin and bake for 40 minutes then lower teh temperature to gas mark 2; 150C and cook for a further 30 minutes.

Everything really is simple enough. So I gave it a try and it tasted amazing. In my version, I added a couple of tablespoon of honey and some nuts in it for texture. Then once it was out of the oven, I glazed it with even more honey to give it a shiny looking surface. :) 

Right, in all fairness because I baked it, it has to be The Best Banana Cake ever. And its simplicity is my favorite part because its almost a no fail recipe I would think. And if it does fail, then... Haha! *walks away with a cute motion*

My random, "I want to wear a dress day, last Monday"
Lesson : Heels, not a good idea. 


Queen Messy said...

Banana cake looks überly awesome. And honey sounds yummy yummy! And you are the best baker I know, your muffins are beyond compare!

Lisa rock your socks! said...

Why thank you, thank you.
*bows to an applauding imaginary audience*

That shall be a quote I insert in all my future resume!
"Best baker, and pro-waffle maker"


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