Banana Cake Veg
CD CBF 90mins plus cooling
1 x 18cm/7 inch cake Cold
Vegetarian Fruit Nuts Cakes Baked Fayre Teatime
Over ripe Bananas
Self Raising Flour
teasp Bicarbonate of Soda
teasp cocoa powder
few drops of Vanilla Extract
Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F Gas Mark 4 and lightly grease and flour an 18cm/7
inch cake tin.
Reserve 1/2 of 1 banana for the icing (see below) and place the rest of the
bananas in a mixing bowl. Mash until smooth. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until pale and
fluffy then add the eggs and bananas and beat until smooth.
Stir in the flour, salt and soda and mix thoroughly.
Quickly mix in the walnuts then pour into the prepared baking tin.
Bake for 60 to 75 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out
clean. Turn out and cool on a wire rack.
Once the cake has cooled, p lace the butter and cocoa powder in a small
saucepan. Heat until melted. Meanwhile, mash the reserved banana until very
Add the melted butter mixture to the mashed banana and beat well, then add the
icing Sugar and a few drops of vanilla extract. Beat thoroughly until very
smooth. Use to ice the top of the cake once it's cooled.
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