Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Birthday Cake (for a Banoffee Addict)

I put this together at the request of my banoffee-obsessed son. Essentially, it is banana cake, sandwiched with caramel, (tinned caramelized condensed milk, that is) sliced bananas and whipped cream. The banana cake is gorgeous on its own (as its meant to be) and this is the recipe:

You need:

4oz margarine
10oz sugar (I use soft light brown)
2 eggs
10oz peeled banana (about 4 small ones)
few drops vanilla essence
10oz self raising flour

Heat the oven to 325F, 170c, or gas mark 3.

Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin, but I have also made this in a round tin and this time, in two sandwich tins.
Cream and beat together the margarine and sugar. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Mash the bananas and fold them in. Sprinkle in the vanilla, then fold in the flour. That's pretty much it.

The original recipe says, bake in the centre of the oven until brown, so you'll have to keep an eye on it depending on what tins you are using. For this, the two sandwich layers only took 45 minutes.

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