Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Banana cake to share with my neighbour

This banana cake is so moist and you must use four cavendish bananas and not less for the recipe.  I've used two bananas or added chopped walnuts and it got too dry or too lumpy to eat.  The best is to add a few walnuts on top and keep it as simple as it is.  Nice to go along with a cuppa and it really remind me of the banana cake we had in Hong Kong.

I took this freshly baked cake to visit my neighbour for morning tea.  He was diagnosed with a very rare cancer and undergoing chemo. His taste buds were gone but he could taste the bananas of this cake.  I'm so pleased that he enjoyed my baking. It's only a little thing I could do to cheer him and his wife up. His wife had just recovered from cancer a few years ago and they decided to retire and enjoyed life a bit more. Unfortunately, bad luck has come along for them! Let's hope thing will get better for them after the treatments and God bless for them.

Simple Banana Cake

4 ripes bananas, mashed
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/3 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/4-1/2 cup milk
a pinch of salt
3 walnuts (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven at 175c. Sift plain flour and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl.
  2. Combine butter, egg, sugar and vanilla in another bowl, add the mashed banana, milk, salt, then add the flour mixture.  Stir till well combined.
  3. Pour the mixture into a paper lined loaf tin. Top cake with three walnuts.  Bake for 45 minutes or until the skewer comes out clean after inserting into the cake.
Source: banana cake from Christine's Recipes


  1. Hi Veron, Your banana cake looks good. You are so sweet to share this with your neighbour. Hope he gets well soon and recover from his ailment. God bless them!

  2. That's very thoughtful of you to share your baking with you neighbor. To me, food means love and care and it's a nice way to show people and cheer them up a little. Hope your neighbor will recover soon so they can start enjoying their retired life. :)

  3. That's really sweet of you.
    Your banana bread looks beautiful.

  4. Wah, lucky to be your neighbour! It's always a joy to share :) Have a good week, Veron!

  5. how sweet! what a wonderful neighbor you are and it looks amazing

  6. What a sweet neighborly move! Banana bread is such a comforting thing.