Delicious banana cake with rich banana scent

The scent of banana and the super moist texture in this cake is simply intoxicating!

Overripe bananas in your fruit bowl are ideal for this cake as they are the moistest and juiciest in taste.  You can use both chocolate chips or raisins or if you desire a plain banana taste, omit both and just add rest of the ingredients and make a plain banana cake.

So, let’s make this super easy, delicious banana cake today!

What you will need:

Self Raising flour250 g
Bananas (overriped-any variety) 4
Light soft brown sugar250 g
Margarine/butter under room temp.  140 g
Eggs 2
Milk Chocolate chips or broken pieces and raisins 2 tbsp each or a bit more
Salt3 pinches
Banana essence (optional)four drops
Lemon juice1 tsp each

Let’s make them:

reheat  the oven to 160 C . Gas mark 3

Cream the batter

  • Cream butter and sugar together using an electric hand mixer
  • Add eggs, one at a time. Make sure you beat two rounds after each addition
  • Add banana essence,  lemon juice,  and cream for two rounds

Mash bananas

  • Using a fork scrape the bananas into a bowl and mash them

Mix flour

  • Mix  salt and self-raising flour and sieve onto the cake batter, holding the sieve well above it, allowing the air to escape
  • Do not use the electric mixer at this point.  Fold the flour gently with a wooden spoon until everything turns into a creamy batter
  • Now add the mashed bananas, chocolate chips and raisins
  • Give a thorough mix and combine all together

Fill tray

  • Line up a 9in tray and pour the cake batter into it
  • Gently lift the tray and drop on to the pantry top to make the surface even

Into the oven

  • Stick the tray in the oven and bake for 25 min or until the top turns golden brown
  • Check by stabbing a skewer.  If the skewer comes out clean, your cake is ready
  • Take out from the oven and leave in the tray for 10 mins to cool off
  • Gently take the cake out and let it rest on a cooling rack
  • Enjoy a delicious piece from your cake with a steaming cup of tea

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