Monday, June 15, 2009

Banana cake

I always end up with far too many bananas going black at once and so we end up with cake. I usually make my Mum's banana bread recipe but tonight I decided to find a moister, cake-y version. After much hunting and subsequent cursing at American recipes requiring buttermilk or all-purpose flour, I found one at

2 big eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 big mashed bananas
1 and 1/2 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

Method: Heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Beat eggs and add in the oil. Beat well.

Add sugar, vanilla and bananas and beat again.

Sift and then slowly fold in the flour and bi carb.

Tip mixture into greased 20 cm cake tin.

Cook for 35 - 40 minutes. Cool and ice if desired.

whatever you like best, I prefer this one ...
2 cups of icing mixture, 2 tbsp soft butter, 1.5 tsp of vanilla and a 1.5 tsp of milk or so - mix together, adjust for taste and consistency and then spread it on thick!

The batter tasted good and the cake will be cooked in a few minutes! And then I'll start writing because, of course, baking is way more fun than writing.

I was supposed to spend all day writing today but I had a nap after a little while and set my alarm to wake me after an hour. However I set it to AM not PM and so the alarm won't go off until midnight tonight. So at 1:21pm I woke naturally and freaked out at my waste of a day. I was supposed to be writing not sleeping.

Supposed to, should have, ought to - my litany of guilt words. I wish I was supposed to be sleeping.

Synarel starts next Monday. Doing my best not to think about it at all.

P.S. the cake is good.

(P.P.S editing to add that it is still good for the next few days and everyone lerves it!).

1 comment:

  1. Ohhhhh .... Synarel! I'm excited for you, Pundelina. Once you jump on the IVF train, the whole process is relatively quick.

    Hope your banana cake came out moist-y. XO


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