Sunday, October 5, 2008

Banana pecan cake

I made this yummy cake last night and as you can see half of it is already gone!

Here's the recipe- its based on a simple banana cake that my mum has used for ages.

3 tbsp butter (or polyunsaturated margarine, that's what I used)
3/4 cup sugar I used 1/3 white sugar 2/3 brown sugar and a dessertspoon of treacle to get that rich and healthy taste.
1 large egg
2 mashed bananas, old spotty ones work best
3/4 cup plain flour
3/4 cup wholemeal flour
2 tsp baking powder
small hand full oats
small handful wheatgerm or bran
1/2 tsp baking powder dissolved in 1/4 cup of milk
pecan nuts

Using an electric beater beat the sugar and butter till mixed then add the egg and beat well. Next add the mashed banana. Sift flours with baking powder into mixture. Beat well. Add oats and wheatgerm and then slowly the milk.
Grease and flour a round tin, pour mixture in spreading evenly and top with pecan nuts. Pop in a moderate oven for about 20-30 min or until you can poke a knife in the middle and it comes out clean. Let it cool and then carefully turn out of tin. Store it in a container, if it lasts that long :) Enjoy!

1 comment:

Susan said...

Looks very yummy with the pecans on top. Makes a change from icing.