Monday, 14 May 2012

Monday Bake - Banana Loaf Cake

I am a "just ripe" banana girl (recently green - no brown bits!) As soon as bananas go brown I am looking for new recipes to use them up. This is one of my favourite banana recipes probably because it contains alcohol :o) The alcohol does burn off during cooking so this cake can be eaten by children.  Alternatively you could use orange juice instead of rum.  This cake makes the house smell amazing while baking.

100g sultanas
75ml rum
175g margarine
175g light brown soft sugar
2 large eggs
225g ripe bananas - mashed (weight is after peeling - approx 3)
225g self raising flour

Place the sultanas and rum in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Remove from the heat and leave to cool. The sultanas will plump up and absorb most of the liquid.

Preheat the oven to 180c/Fan 160c/GasMark4
Line a 2lb loaf tin with a loaf tin liner (I use Lakeland)
Place the margarine and sugar in a large bowl.

Cream with an electric whisk until light and creamy.
Add the eggs one at a time beating well between each one.
Stir in the sultanas (along with any remaining liquid) and mashed banana.
Add the self raising flour and mix until all combined.

Spoon into the tin.

Bake for about 1 hour 15 minutes.
Check the cake is cooked - when an inserted skewer comes out clean - if it doesn't pop the cake back in the oven for another 5 minutes - then check again - repeat as necessary.
Leave to cool in the tin.

Thanks for visiting, hope to see you next week.


Todays top three random Ipod songs:

1. Sing - Travis
2. Bohemian Like You - The Dandy Warhols
3. Happy Now - Take That

1 comment:

  1. I made your chocolate orange cake this weekend which was another success.Looking forward to making this one especially with its alcohol ingredient.