5 Sep 2013


as I am currently in the process of moving, I have found some lovely guest bloggers to take over for me until I'm all settled. today's guest bloggers is Michelle who blogs over at Satchels and Pears, I am really happy to have her on the blog today as she's one of my favourite blogging ladies.

Hi everyone. I'm Michelle and I blog over at Satchels and Pearls. My blog is mainly lifestyle orientated, throwing a little bit of beauty and pregnancy in to the twist as well.
I just want to say a big thank you to Magdalena for allowing me to guest post on her blog whilst she moves over to the UK! I hope to be seeing her shortly too!

I thought I would share with you an easy banana cake recipe which doesn't take long to prepare not long to bake, and goes fabulously with a nice cup of tea!

What you will need:
175g butter (or margarine as I used)
100g light soft brown sugar
75g caster sugar
225g self raising flour
half a teaspoon of baking powder
half a teaspoon of ground ginger
one teaspoon of cinnamon

half a teaspoon of vanilla extract
3 large eggs
2 medium bananas (I think the black, ripe ones are best)

and soft brown sugar to top the cake before it goes in the oven

What to do:
- cream the light soft brown sugar, caster sugar and butter together

- beat the eggs and add the vanilla extract
- mix the dry ingredients together; flour and spices with the baking powder
- add half of the beaten eggs, along with half of the dry ingredients in with the creamed butter and sugar mixture, keep beating until there are no lumps and all the dry ingredients are combined with the wet
- mash the bananas until there are no lumps
- add the mashed banana mixture to the cake batter
- pour the cake batter into a greaseproof paper lined tin (can be a loaf tin if desired)

- sprinkle with soft brown sugar
- bake at 180/160 fan assisted/gas mark 4 for approximately an hour (always best to test after around 45 minutes with a skewer to see if it's cooked)
- leave to cool on a wire rack or in the tin before serving

And hey presto!
You have a lovely banana loaf cake which goes well with afternoon tea!
What do you think of my cake recipe?

thank you very much for your post Michelle, I hope you all enjoyed this post, make sure to check out Michelle's blog over at Satchels and Pearls, you can also find her on twitter here.


Kerys Marie said...

Oooft I love a good Banana loaf! In my flat we just have a microwave though so all my baking has been out on hold :(((( I really fancy baking this too!

Kerys x

Magdalena Hannah said...

aww no that's silly :/ I'm sure you'll get to try it eventually though :) xx

Kerys Marie said...

Yeah, I think I might just take a trip to the in-laws & offer to do afternoon tea in exchange for their oven hehe!
If I try the recipe I'll report back to let you know how I go on :)

Magdalena Hannah said...

that sounds like a very good plan! I wish you all the best for that ;) xx