We had some local bananas in the fridge that the Aussie was given by a colleague at work who grows them about 2 weeks ago that, on the outside were ready for the bin but when I unpeeled them they were perfect for a banana cake. These bananas are small but really sweet and tasty so I didn’t want them to go to waste.
I used a really simple and easy banana recipe that I found here. I adapted it slightly because last time I made it, it tasted a bit dry and was thrown away after a few days. I don’t think this one will be finding its way to the bin!
I also had “fun” because I was also cooking a fish pie for us and couldn’t fit both in the oven! In the end the cake stayed in the oven and the fish pie went in the BBQ and both tasted great!
4 small bananas (these were the local ones) and 1 regular size banana mashed
1/2 cup apple sauce
3/4 cup granulated sugar (I’ve just discovered the Aussie has stored the granulated sugar in the caster sugar pot so used this instead of caster sugar!)
2 large eggs whisked
1 1/2 cups of self raising flour.
1) Heat the oven to 170°C.
2) I mashed the bananas up and whisked the eggs in a separate bowl before mixing them both in the same bowl with the apple sauce and sugar.
3) Then I added in the flour and used the electric hand whisk to mix everything together.
4) I moved on to preparing the cake tin with a touch of butter and added the mixture. I could have used a loaf tin but thought that a regular round cake tin would work and it did pretty nicely.
5) Finally I put the cake into the oven on the top tray and cooked it for an hour. When it was ready I justed removed it from the oven and left it too cool before removing it from the cake tin.
I’m storing it in the fridge because of the heat here and hoping that will mean it doesn’t loose any moisture. I did wonder whether to make a lemon flavoured glaze for the cake but it was not necessary as it was just sweet enough.
This was the easiest recipe I’ve ever used to make a cake and will definitely try it again.
Quick + easy + applesauce + bananas? I’m in! Sounds amazing and stodgy. I can’t wait to try it.
Thanks for the great idea!
Vicky @ the Outback Expat says
It’s great! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!