This recipe is super fantastic. It was adapted from a recipe my mum found on the internet for an eggless banana bread, and she has morphed it into the most amazingly delicious, moist and banana-y cake I’ve ever eaten in my life (and I’m not just saying that because she’s my mum, I promise). She made it as my dad’s birthday cake, but I’m sure it will be just as scrummy for other occasions too! It also happens to be vegan. What more can you ask for?!
My sister and I have decided that there ALWAYS needs to be one of these in the cake tin!
These recipe is as follows (American measurements are in grey).
- 8oz (1 cup) Flour
- 4oz (½ cup) Brown Sugar
- 4oz (½ cup) Vegan Margarine (we use Pure brand, but there are plenty of others out there)
- 2 bananas (mashed)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
- Soya milk as needed
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- Pre-heat your oven to 180°C (that’s exactly 356ºF)
- Mix the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda together and sieve them to remove all lumps.
- In a separate bowl, mix the sugar and margarine together until smooth.
- Add the dry mixture, the mashed bananas and the vanilla essence to the margarine/sugar mix a little at a time. Keep stirring it to keep it smooth, and fold it to keep the air in. This makes for a light and fluffy cake!
- If your mixture is too dry, it is at this stage that you should add a little soya milk. If you are unsure, just leave it!
- When your mix is ready, pour it into a greased baking tin. We used a loaf-shaped tin, but of course a round one or another shape is perfectly fine too.
- Bake for 20 to 30 minutes at 180°C
- Check that it’s ready by poking a skewer or knife down into the cake’s center. If there is some gooey cake mix stuck to it when it comes out, give the cake a few more minutes. If it comes out clean, your cake is ready – yay!
- Leave your cake to cool in its tin – if you take it out too soon it will probably fall to bits, and although it’d probably still taste great it’d be rather messy.
- When your cake is cool, take it out of its tin, slice and enjoy!
I hope that you enjoy this cake as much as we did. It’s super yum!