Friday, 6 February 2015

"One-Banana" Cake - very easy

This cake just fits the bill when you have one (manky) banana left. 
It makes a super cake - very moist and just delicious.

Oven: 160/180 deg.C
Approximately 40 mins. cooking time - test with skewer to see if cooked through

1 ripe banana
1/8 cup of sunflower oil ..... (approx. 1/2 of a quarter cup measure)
1/8 cup of butter
1 cup of self-raising flour
pinch of cinnamon
1 scant cup of sugar
2 eggs
pinch of salt
handful of raisins - dusted in flour 
small amount of hot water (if necessary) 

1. Place all the ingredients (except the hot water and raisins) into a large bowl and beat together.  Try not to overbeat the mixture.

2. Add some hot water if the mixture is a little thick, and beat in.  It should be a nice 'dropping' consistency. Mix in the floured raisins.

3. Grease and/or line your tin (a pound size loaf tin is good) - and put the batter in - smooth the top, making a small well in the centre.

4. Bake until nicely risen and golden.  Test with a skewer to see if cooked through.  You can also actually hear if there is still some raw mixture cooking - dont burn your ear though :o)

PS: could also add some Chocolate Chips.

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