This time around my insipration turned out to be the 2 over ripe bananas sitting lazy on my dining table.They were on their death bed and my mother would have put them to rest by dumping them in the garbage bag.I just wanted them to attain nirvana…and I believe they did.I would like to believe this is one of my better creations.If I may say so myself, the most moist and delicious cake I have ever baked.You will need:
1/2 cup soft unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar (caster/regular/icing)
2 over ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup raisins
2 eggs- separate whites and yolk
1 cup flour
1 1/2 tspn baking powder
1 tspn baking soda
1 tspn cinnamon powder
a pinch of salt
Cream the butter and sugar till light and fluffy. I personally prefer caster or icing sugar. Let’s make life easy. Add the egg yolks. Mix well. Add the cinnamon powder. In a separate bowl whisk the egg whites till they turn frothy. To the butter and sugar mixture add the mashed bananas and mix well.Combine the dry ingredients well (flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt)Add the dry mix into the wet mixture spoon by spoon.Mix well till all the ingredients are combined well. Trust me this is a good right arm work out! Tip in the frothy egg whites and gently folding them into the creamy mixture. Don’t mix too much, else the cake will fall flat.Now we don’t want that do we? Add the raisins. Here you can get a little creative by using any kind of dry fruits. From walnuts to cashews and dates to almonds.Anything.Now grease your baking tin with butter (I know!)
Pre heat your oven and bake for 45 mins at 180C Do the usual tooth pick/fork test to see if its done.
Take it out, let it cool.
Take a bite and thank me 😉