Thermomix Banana Cake


Banana Cake 1

We go through a lot of bananas in this house.
My usual mid-week Woolies shop is always (at least) milk, bread, bananas.
But because of this heat, the bananas are over-ripening before my monkeys can eat them.
Luckily all those brown bananas can be used to make this delicious Thermomix banana cake!
I found the recipe over at The Annoyed Thyroid and it is a winner.
I make it with less sugar than suggested so I can serve it for morning tea and add it to lunch boxes.
I leave the icing off too although I am always tempted to top with with cream cheese frosting…there are few things in life that aren’t improved by cream cheese frosting.

If you have ripe bananas sitting around, I would highly recommend you try this cake!

Thermomix Banana Cake

150 grams raw sugar
185 grams butter, at room temperature
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 ripe bananas, cut into chunks
90 millilitres hot milk
1 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
235 grams plain flour

Pre-heat oven to 350C/170C.
Mill 150 grams raw sugar, 10 seconds, speed 9.
Add 185 grams softened butter, chop for 5 seconds, speed 8.
Insert butterfly and cream butter and sugar for 2 minutes, speed 4.
Remove the butterfly.
With the blades running on speed 3, add the eggs one at a time through the measuring cup hole.  This should take about 1 minute.
Add the vanilla and the bananas, chop for 5 seconds, speed 4.
Dissolve the bicarb soda in the hot milk.
Add bicarb soda and milk mixture, baking powder, and flour to the bowl.
Mix for 10 seconds, speed 4.
Use the spatula to scrape down the side of the bowl.
Mix again for 10 seconds, speed 4.
Pour the mixture into a lined cake tin.
Bake for 45 to 55 minutes (I found the baking time with a square tin was closer to 40 minutes while a round tin needed more time).

And if you want to put some frosting on (and you know you want to), allow to cool in the tin before icing.

Banana Cake 2