Wholemeal Sugar Free Banana Cake

Makes 1 cake

Baked without any refined crystal sugar, this bake is centered on the beguiling flavour of banana.  Depending on the size of your bananas, you will need 3-5 bananas.

Free from Soya, Dairy, Nuts
Vegetarian, Wholemeal

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  1. Pre-heat the oven.
  2. Rub some oil around the inside of a 1kg/2lb loaf tin or insert a baking liner.
  3. Take one banana and cut it into thin slices.
  4. Put the remaining banana into a food processor, add the vanilla extract and mash or pulse into a purée.
  5. Add the oil and beat well.
  6. Separate the eggs, adding the yolks to the food processor and putting the whites into a bowl.
  7. Sieve half the flour into the food processor and beat until fully combined.
  8. Tip the mixture into a large mixing bowl.
  9. Beat the egg whites until stiff.
  10. Using a large metal spoon, add about a quarter of the stiff egg whites to the mixing bowl.
  11. Roughly mix together using a cutting and folding action with the spoon and without knocking the air out of the egg whites.
  12. Continue adding large spoonful’s of the stiff egg whites, cutting and folding it into the mixture.
  13. Sieve the remaining flour into the bowl and gently mix with the cutting and folding action.
  14. Tip the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the top.
  15. Spread the prepared banana slices over the top of the cake.
  16. Bake for 65-70 minutes, until the sponge springs back when touched.
  17. Leave the cake to cool in the tin for an hour before transferring to a wire rack.

Equipment

1kg/2lb loaf tin, food processor and 2 x mixing bowls

Temperature

180°C, Fan 160°C, 350°F, Gas 4

Cooking time

65-70 minutes
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By Dee
18 Apr 2020

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