Banana Cake


  • ½ cup butter 1 stick
  • 1 cup granulated sugar|sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas puréed
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate baking soda|of soda baking soda
  • ½ cup cashew nuts chopped
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  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup granulated sugar|sugar
  • 2 tbsp white rum|light rum


  1. Cream butter and granulated sugar|sugar; beat in eggs one at a time.
  2. Fold in mashed bananas and flour sifted with soda and nutmeg.
  3. Add cashew nuts.
  4. Bake about 50 minutes in lined, greased cake tin.
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  6. Beat egg whites, add granulated sugar|sugar and rum gradually and continue beating until mixture holds a peak.
  7. == Zosha's notes == Skip the "lining", just butter and flour. Generally a cake tin would mean an 8" round cake pan. You could make it in a loaf pan as well. The meringue is obviously part of the cake, but it doesn't say what you are supposed to do with it. I suspect that it is one of those things you are supposed to know. So here is my guess. Spread the meringue after the cake has cooked and cooled and bake a little while longer.
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