Banana cake is a brilliant thing; it’s fruit and wholesome and healthy and lovely and you can feed it to a toddler in a fairly guilt free manner. Now, I first came across this recipe when I was a bit more virtuous than I am nowadays at The Yoga Hall in St Albans. Their version is here, it’s a lovely, healthy scrumptious feast of a thing. But hey, that is all that I am not, so of course it has been modified to the taste of the Being a Mummy Household.
- 4 bananas mashed, but not too much as lumpy bits of banana really add to the cake- honest!)
- 2 beaten eggs
- About 4 generous handfuls of sultana (much more juicy than raisins!)
- 3/4 teaspoon of mixed spice
- 75 g of butter
- 115g of self-raising flour
Basically you mix the eggs and banana together, add the rest and mix it all up. Put it all into a greased and lined cake tin and stick it in the oven for about 40 minutes at 180 degrees centigrade.
This is a good recipe to get the kids involved with, who doesn’t like mashing a banana? It also tastes really lovely warm with a bit of clotted cream.