Recipe: 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.
- 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 an oven to 180°C
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
Stir in the flour, raising agent and cardamom.
Beat in the mayonnaise and salt until well combined.
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
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.
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