Recipe – Banana Cake
Preparation : About half an hour
Cook : About an hour.
Banana cakes are easy to prepare. They are full of goodness and nutrition.
- 175g butter
- 175g castor sugar
- 4 egg yolks
- 1 cup well-mashed ripe bananas (add 1 tsp lemon juice when mashing)
- 235g self-raising flour, sifted
- 3/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda, sifted
- 4 egg whites
- 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp grated lemon rind
Grease and flour a 21cm cake tin. Preheat oven at 170ºC. Beat butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add mashed bananas and beat well. Fold in sifted flour gradually. Beat egg white until stiff and stir into banana mixture. Add lemon juice and rind.
Pour batter into prepared tin and bake for 45-55 minutes or until cake is cooked. Cool cake in the tin for 15 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.