Monday, September 5, 2011

Blackstrap Banana Cake

Hello :) Ever since mentioning molasses on my blog, I remembered I'd bookmarked a recipe for banana cake which used molasses! I found the recipe on Adam Liaw's blog a while ago, just never got around to making it. And on Sunday, being Father's Day, it was the perfect time to make it...and splurge on bananas!! (although they've thankfully gone down in price).

Here's a link to the recipe :)


Mmmm I loved this banana cake/bread recipe! Probably the best one I've tried :) The molasses gives it a certain depth of sweetness making it a rich, dense and beautiful cake. And my dad went back for seconds, woo!

The only problem was cooking it in a loaf tin, as I always find the top bit cooks well and the inside takes forever! Next time I might cook it in a cake tin instead. It does look a little undercooked in the picture, which I thought too, but it was mainly just the gooey, delicious banana!

Well I'm going to keep this post short and sweet (just like the cake, ha), as I have 3 exams this week (eeeek!). 

Hope you're all having a lovely week! 

Hannah x

14 comments:

  1. Ohhhh nom looks good! I used to have a similar problem with baking in my loaf tin, but I started baking for 15mins longer at a slightly lower temp, which seems to work :)
    Good luck with your exams! xx

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  2. OH YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM its so worth cooking it, over and over again to get it perfect, but it looks perfect already :)

    natalie
    http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

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  3. banana bread is always good! ALWAYS :D

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  4. That banana bread looks delicious. Save some for the examiners.

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  5. Cate- thanks for the tip! I probably should have done that, but I just wanted to eat the cake as soon as possible, haha :) xo

    Natalie- Aw thankyou :) xo

    Leah- agreeee! Always turns out well, every time! xo

    Adrian- thanks! and nooo way, it's already gone ;) xo

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  6. Thanks for coming up and saying hey this morning! :) I am free all week if you want to grab a coffee - I am quite close to the uni. Shoot me an email at cgeenty@y7mail.com

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  7. That would've been a great snack for my tuesday night tennis tournament. I'd call and ask for some but I'm all out of credit...

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  8. Cate- thanks, will do :) xo

    Adrian- nice way of "replying" to my text. Good to know! xo

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  9. OMfreakinG! I love banana bread and that looks so gooey and bananary and delicious - I'm going to hunt down some molasses and make it with my left over bananas today!

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  10. pippa- it was definitely gooey and bananary, hehe I love "bananary"! Yay, I hope you do make it. Tell me how it goes :) xo

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  11. This looks so delicious! Definitely going to make this!

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  12. robine- thanks so much, I hope you do :) xo

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  14. Kassandra- Oh why thankyou, I'll make sure I have a look at your blog :) xo

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