Banana and Blueberry Loaf Cake

Friday, 25 July 2008

I've been baking this cake for the last 2 days!

It's such a simple recipe, takes about 5 minutes to make, but I didn't realise I had no eggs in the fridge.  I have been too busy rushing around to even get to the corner shop where I have found the cheapest free range eggs, only 99p for half a dozen.  I have found cheaper, 85p, but they come in a plastic egg carton and it's further to walk too! Anyway enough about eggs...

On to the cake...

This has to be the best cake recipe in the world, no mess, no mixing, no sieving (although sometimes I do though I can't see any difference) It takes 5 minutes to prepare, an hour to cook and approximately 5 minutes before several sticky fingers have devoured the lot!

I got the recipe from Elise, and never looked back.

I've used bananas, bananas and blueberries (todays flavour), pear and lime (yummy, very moist, use a touch more flour), I did try honeydew melon, but it wasn't so good, a bit tasteless.  Next on the list is raspberries!

Oh and if you make it with banana, then a generous spread of Nutella or other chocolate spread is truly scrumptious! 

The recipe...


(A cup is 250ml)

3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose (plain) flour

No need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack (if you can wait that long!). Remove from pan and slice to serve.



Catz said...

Oh that looks lovely, I had never thought of putting blueberries in with the banana loaf! I have 4 punnets left in the freezer to use up (yellow stickered 10p specials)

I love your recipes btw!

emmani said...

Thanks Catz!