This started as a very simple and tasty way of using up old bananas, but is fast becoming my ‘signature bake’, with each incarnation getting better and better. This recipe is incredibly easy, and cheap to make too.
3 over-ripe bananas
170g caster sugar
170g self-raising flour
170g soft margarine
Splash of vanilla extract
2 hand-fulls of mixed dried fruit and nuts
1 hand-full of chocolate chips
Put all the ingredients into one large bowl and mix together with an electric hand mixer ’til smooth.
Grease one large or two small loaf tins and line with baking paper.
Cook on 170C for an hour, or longer if needed.
I only have a small loaf tin at home, so I like to pour the excess mix into two small round pie tins to create a delicious thin version of this cake – it makes it an incredibly light and fluffy sponge.