Few months ago I read on Twitter of somebody whom I’ve followed about the story behind his wife successful business of selling banana cake. He said that one day they had overripe bananas at home and were planning to throw them away. But before they did it the wife decided to search on internet if there was any recipe using overripe banana. Fortunately she found it and started to make it. After tried few times then the wife started to share it with their friends especially when they had party. Apparently they got good responds. Since then their friends always order their banana cake and then how the wife has started her business in selling banana cake.
Few weeks later after reading that tweets I bought some banana fruits that been reduced due to their condition that nearly overripe. I bought them for making smoothie. Some of them nearly went off before I used them all. Luckily I remembered the story of the wife and did the same thing by searching on internet for the banana cake recipe. Apparently there are lots of banana cake’s recipe on internet and I decided to combine two recipes that I got. One from BBC Good Food: Banana Cake by Ghis, and one from DeliaOnline: Banana and Walnut Loaf. I’ve been making this cake twice or three times in a week ever since, but only in past few days I’ve used walnut as stated in Delia’s recipe and it tastes better.
Here my combination recipe:
4 overripe bananas (medium or large)
150 gr walnuts pieces
170 gr soft brown sugar (or demerara sugar)
170 gr self-raising flour
170 gr butter at room temperature
1 rounded teaspoon baking powder
1 level teaspoon ground cinnamon
grated zest 1 orange
grated zest 1 lemon
3 large eggs
Few drops vanilla essence
I follow exactly the method from Delia’s.
And here you go:
This cake is very easy to make and can kept for few days, unless you finished it in one go!
Excuse me to finish mine, LOL.