Once a banana is past its peak and gone black, then the only way I can eat it is in a cake! Cakes are simple to bake. Growing up my mum taught me basic recipes including the basic cake recipe of 4:4:4:2 – 4oz of margarine, sugar, self raising flour and 2 eggs! Simple to remember.

Baking cakes is always fun for children to!

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Recipe

  • 4oz (125g) margarine
  • 4oz (125g) brown sugar
  • 4oz (125g) self raising flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 black banana
  • handful of raspberries (or any other berry)

Heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius or gas mark 4.

Add all ingredients except berries into a bowel and mix (ideally with electric hand mix or blender). Once mixed, add berries.

Divide mixture into a greased muffin tin or paper cases.

Pop into oven for 10-15 minutes or until cake springs back when you press them.

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Allow to cool for 10 minutes and then turn out on cooling rack and when coolish eat!

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If you divide the mixture into 12 cakes then each muffin is about 170kcals, 9g fat and 12g sugar, so go easy if you are watching your weight!

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I will be popping one into my kids packed lunch box tomorrow to sneak a little more fruit into their diet!

Enjoy.