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Samoan Bananna Cake

Perfect recipe for over ripe bannas

Ingredients : Use an 8" (20 cm) round cake, serves 6-8

1½ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 stick + 1 tablespoon (125g) butter, softened

¾ cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup mashed banana (about 2 medium overripe bananas)
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ cup hot milk



  1. Grease and/or line your cake pan and preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. With electric beaters, cream the butter with the sugar until it's light and fluffy. Beat in one egg at a time, then the vanilla, beating well after each addition.
  4. Switch from the beaters to a wooden spoon or spatula. Stir the mashed banana into the butter mixture.
  5. Dissolve the baking soda into the milk and stir that in too.
  6. Finally, sift your sifted ingredients into the mixture and gently fold them in.
  7. As soon as all the ingredients are moistened, pour the batter evenly into the cake pan and bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Cool completely and then fill and top with sweetened whipped cream or chocolate frosting. For the cake stall, leave out the fresh cream.