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An Easy Bake For The Weekend

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Golden Bake, Rocking Dog’s Banana Cake

Yes, an easy bake to start the weekend off well. This recipe is from my Mum’s repertoire. I don’t know where the recipe came from originally, but it was a perennial family favourite. A foil covered banana cake would accompany us on camping holidays together with a Christmas cake, Camp Slice ( a chocolate covered coconutty flapjack) and dark sticky Gingerbread. My mum was so organised, and had the ability to deal so effectively with three hungry sunbaked kids! The Banana Cake would also make an appearance on the two tier golden tea trolley when visitors came. On these occasions a Victoria Sandwich, freshly baked scones, Ginger Shortbread and Tea Loaf would vie for cakey stardom!

So without further ado, here is the recipe for Babs’s Banana Cake.

200g self raising flour
100g soft brown sugar
2 large eggs
400g ripe bananas, mashed. (For best results use really ripe bananas.)
1/2 teasp salt
1/2 teasp mixed spice
50g glace cherries, chopped
50g walnuts
100g sultanas
100g softened butter
1 teasp clear honey

1. Set oven to 180 and then line a 2 lb loaf tin with baking parchment.
2. Sift flour, salt and spice into a mixing bowl. Add in the walnuts, cherries and saltanas.
3. In another bowl cream the butter and sugar together. Add in the eggs gradually and then stir in the mashed banana and honey.
4. Stir in the flour to the wet mixture and mix well.
5. Spoon the cake batter into the prepared loaf tin and place in oven.
6. Bake the cake for an hour at 180 and then reduce the oven temperature to 150 for approximately another 1/2 hour. Cover the cake with foil if it is over-browning. A skewer should come out clean when the cake is baked.
7. Leave the cake in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.

This cake can be successfully frozen but is best served warm from the oven!

With the promise of beautiful spring weather I hope you have a perfectly lovely weekend x

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