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This is one of my favourite cake recipes of all times! My little one loves it, cause it's spongy and sweet, but you know there is no crap inside cause you've made it.... Try it out!
Plus, for us daddies on the go, there is no measuring, no fuss and virtually no mess... Just toss all the ingredients together in about 5 minutes, cook for about 45 minutes and eat!
Any easier than that and It would be baking itself!

So, here it goes:

1 Cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Cup of Sugar
4 Whole Eggs
2 Cups of Plain Flower
1 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon of Bicarbonate of Soda
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract (facultative)
1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
4 Ripe Mashed Bananas



Pre-Heat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade (gas mark 5)
Separate the eggs
Mix all the wet ingredients with the sugar and the egg yolkes
Mix in the dry ingredients
Add the mashed bananas
Beat up the egg whites till they form soft peaks and add to the mixture by "folding them in" rather than mix them in (the whole point is to keep the whites frothy, to add air to the mixture and give it fluffiness, so don't be rough...)
Pour the mixture in a buttered and floured cake tin and bake for about 45 minutes.

I usually bake it for longer, it depends on how heavy the mixture is, and that can change with the size of the bananas you use.... So, after 45 minutes, quickly test the cake by pearcing it in the centre with a knife blade. If the blade comes out clean, then it's ready!

Buon Appetito!


Q



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