Bare banana cakes, as naked as they come

Above, left, a melted butter banana cake; and above, right, a dark banana ginger cake.


Two bare banana cakes, without icing or decoration. The aim here was to capture the rich flavour of banana in these two unadorned cakes, one loaded with butter and the other quite simple with sunflower oil, wholemeal flour and muscovado sugar. I made both using just a wooden spoon and bowl, no high speed mixing, so they’re also as low tech as you can get.


Both recipes in this Saturday’s Guardian Weekend Magazine, 24th April 2012.

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Taken on April 24, 2012