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Super easy banana cake

The small thing is not the greatest eater. I’ve tried Baby Led Weaning, I’ve tried Annabel Karmel, I’ve tried softly weeping while he won’t even look at something beautiful from the River Cottage book that took me hours to make. His favourite meal would probably be rice cakes and water. In essence it’s like living with a fourteen year old girl.

But what a shock, he likes cakes! Pfft… This contains two types of fruit and therefore must be pretty close to being nutritionally perfect, right?

Stupidly Easy Banana and Raisin Cake


(This is taken from nibblous but has a couple of changes)

4oz butter or margarine
6oz any sugar you can find
8oz self raising flour
2 eggs
2 or 3 very ripe bananas
A couple of handfuls of raisins

Heat the oven to gas mark 4; 180C
Grease a  loaf tin.
Mash the bananas
Cream the butter and sugar together and mix in the eggs
Mix together the two yellow sludges and the raisins
Mix in the flour.
Scrape into the loaf tin and bake for 40 minutes. Check it’s cooked by popping a knife through the centre and if it doesn’t come out clean then then lower the temperature to gas mark 2; 150C and cook for a further 30 minutes.

Wait for it to cool slightly then pop out onto a wire tray and then eat. You could wait until it’s properly cool first but I’ve yet to manage this…

No, its not a carrot, but its not a rice cake either


  1. 16th July 2012 / 7:10 am

    2 lots of fruit – that’s excellent – my kind of thought process. Did you know that my cake (of which sadly there is nothing left – couldn’t you guess) included a fatless sponge (really – there was no butter in it) and strawberries – so therefore counting as 1 of my 5 a day. And if you eat more cake, you get more fruit.

    • Kate
      16th July 2012 / 5:59 pm

      Sounds like my kinda diet 😀

  2. 19th March 2013 / 4:03 pm

    I hate bananas, but I love banana loaf, my kids eat the whole thing in minutes fLat tho, so it has to be an occassional treat!

    • Kate
      20th March 2013 / 7:08 am

      Ahem, ours tends to go rather quickly too 😉

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