3/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 mashed bananas
1 and 1/2 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
30 gm (1 oz) softened butter
60 gm (2 oz) cream cheese
1 and 1/2 cups sifted icing sugar
Heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Beat eggs and add in the oil. Beat well. Add
sugar, vanilla and bananas and beat again.
Fold in the Flour and bi carb.
Tip mixture into
greased 20 cm (8" - 9") cake tin or pour it into a greased slice tin
measuring approximately 18 cm x 28 cm (7' x 11").
Cook at 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees
25 - 30 minutes. Cool and ice if desired.
Beat all ingredients together till smooth. Spread
over cake with a spatula.
This mixture is quite battery (is there such a word ?)
but that is fine as that is the way it is meant to be. I'll leave it up to you as to
whether you sieve your flour and bi-carb or not. I
don't bother but my sister put bi-carb into a cake recently
and didn't sift it and she found little white lumps
of it in her cake when she ate it. The lumps didn't
Bananas are the largest member of the herb family. Banana plants
are the largest plants on earth without a woody stem. They are
thought to have originated in Malaysia but the word "banana" is
African. They are rich in dietary fibre and potassium. Ripe
bananas soothe the stomach. They have a high starch content
which means they give us energy and they also work well as
laxatives. They are the world's most popular fruit. Australia
neither imports or exports bananas.