Recipe: Banana Monkey Cake

BANANA MONKEY CAKE

This one even surprised us! But a generous dollop of mayonnaise in the cake mix makes the lightest and fluffiest sponge ever! Combined with the flavours of banana and cardamom it's a definite winner.

Ingredients

  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 250 g banana, mashed
  • 125 ml cold water
  • 250 g plain flour
  • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 250 g mayonnaise
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 carton ready made custard (optional)
  • 1 fondant icing and colouring
preheat

Step 1

Preheat

preheat an oven to 180°C

Mix sugar and banana

Step 2

Mix Sugar And Banana

Weigh the caster sugar into a big mixing bowl. Mash the peeled banana up with the back of a fork and beat into the sugar along with the water.

add remaining ingredients

Step 3

Add Remaining Ingredients

Stir in the flour, raising agent and cardamom. Beat in the mayonnaise and salt until well combined.

bake

Step 4

Bake

Divide into 2 x 23cm diameter cake tins lined with baking paper (or one monkey cake tin sprayed with non-stick cake spray). Bake for 35 minutes before allowing to cool in the tin for a while. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

sandwich and decorate

Step 5

Sandwich And Decorate

Sandwich the two round cakes with a layer of cold custard (if using the round cake version). Decorate to highlight the features of the monkey with coloured fondant icing. Serves 8.

Comments

jjam

Instead of a cake, I oiled and floured a muffin/cupcake tin and poured the batter into that and baked for 25 minutes! Made 16

sandramadelene

Banana cupcakes made in mini sponge cake forms. Texture like a sponge, look of a donut, taste of a cupcake. Could be eaten as they are or served with vanilla ice-cream.

lizziem

I used Nigella's recipe for this, but when she says to soak the sultanas in rum or bourbon, I used some peanut rum that I made about a year ago. It's subtle but if you focus on the sultanas when you chew, you can just about detect the peanut.

trybhealthy

Best Ever Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins 102 Calories per serving 9 servings (1 serving = 1 muffin)

omgitscheez

This tasty sweet bread is perfect for using up over-ripe bananas. Who doesn't like reducing waste and making something great as well. You can easily add things like blueberries, walnuts or chocolate chips.

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