Banana cake


Little cousin Monique enjoying banana cake in the Sunshine

This cake was so much more difficult then it should have been. Nothing to do with the recipe, which is a simple Edmonds Banana cake.

At the moment I am on holiday in Queenstown enjoying the hot weather, swimming in the lake and eating way to much fudge from The Remarkable Lolly shop then is humanly possible. Anyway, at the house we’re staying at they have no electric mixer, which makes baking almost anything incredible difficult. I mean what kind of kitchen has no electric mixer!? Oh and let me just say I didn’t realise have an electric mixer until I’d started mixing stuff together.

Soo after 10 minutes of using an egg beater with aching arms, I gave up and just mixed the rest of the ingredients in and chucked it in the over (not literally). It turned out just fine, maybe not quite as light as it should have been, but it was still yummy.

It’s a super basic recipe with a nice turn out, I made this on into a loaf (they had no cake pans either) but it was just fine. Great if you’ve got some old bananas sitting in the fruit bowl that nobody wants to eat because they’re just a bit to squishy and brown.

Without further a do, here is the recipe, I hope you have an easier experience then I did.


125g Butter

3/4 cup Sugar

2 eggs

1 cup mashed bananas (about 4 small bananas)

1 tsp baking soda

2 Tbsp hot milk

2 cups plain flour

1 tsp baking powder


Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add mashed banana and mix thoroughly. Stir soda into hot milk and add to creamed mixture. Sift flour and baking powder together. Stir into mixture. Turn into a greased and lined 20 cm round cake tin. Bake at 180°C for 50 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Leave in tin for 10 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack. The mixture can be baked in two 20 cm round sandwich tins at 180°C for 25 minutes. When cold ice with Lemon or Chocolate Icing or dust with icing sugar.The two cakes can be filled with whipped cream and sliced banana.

From: Edmonds cookbook

Lib xo


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