Today was a perfect day to bake a cake. It was cold and wet outside and inside I had the fire going and the house was toasty and warm. No need to even pull out the books. I knew straight away what I’d make as I know this recipe off by heart.
This is my favorite cake recipe at the moment, it’s easy, (even easier than my Raspberry and Peach Tart and it’s always a big hit. It reminds me of summer with the tang of the berries throughout. And summer it definitely ain’t here.
Now I love raspberries but in this recipe they can be substituted for blackberries, blueberries or you can even use frozen mixed berries for a full taste explosion! So, especially for you Karen as requested, and for you too Jessica as I think you might like it as well, is my recipe for the easiest and tastiest banana berry cake.
BANANA AND BERRY CAKE
1 cup self-raising flour
3/4 cup caster sugar
50g butter melted
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/4 cup (60ml) milk
One large banana mashed
One cup berries of your choice (either frozen or fresh)
What you do
(No rocket science with this recipe)
- Preheat oven to 180c/160C fan forced. Spray a loaf pan with oil.
- Sift flour into a large bowl, stir in sugar. Make a well in the centre. Add melted butter, egg, vanilla, milk and banana. Stir until just combined and then (the best part) add in the berries last and mix in.
- Pour into prepared tin. Bake for 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted into centre comes out clean. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
Then dig in and enjoy! Great warm or cold or anytime with a coffee. Have fun.
Enjoy your day (or night) where ever you are and whatever you’re doing and hope you’re indulging in some sweet delights in life.