How to make a Banana cake!

Ok, so tonight i got a few tweets about my Banana cake… so i decided to share the recipe!

You will need:

  • 1 1/2 cups bananas (mashed up)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 1/8 cups of sugar (but go crazy if you want!)
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla (extract is fine)
  • 1 1/2 cups of buttermilk (don’t worry if it’s reduced)
  • and, err… cheat the frosting! Just use cream cheese or something that comes in a tub

Here comes the ‘how to’:

  1. Preheat oven to 275°
  2. Grease AND FLOUR a 9’ x 13’ pan or dish
  3. In a small bowl,  mash up the bananas with the lemon juice
  4. In another bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt
  5. In a 3rd bowl (ideally big) add  3/4 cup of butter and 2 & 1/8 cups of sugar
  6. Add in eggs, one at a time, then stir in 2 tsp vanilla.
  7. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk & smashed up bananas
  8. Put the batter into the pan from step 2 & bake in preheated oven from step 1 for about an hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Take out of oven and stick it into the freezer for 45 minutes. This will make the cake moist as fuck!
  10. Cheat the frosting… don’t bother making it, it’s a pain in the arse… And just cover the cake in it!

And… this is what it should look like!

 

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