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January 2009

Comfort Food: Banana Cake

by Filiz Thayer

Filiz If you're in the mood to do a bit of baking, this is a great little recipe.  And warm banana cake/bread just out of the oven with a little butter on top..... Yummy! 


  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 stick margarine – room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 ripe and smashed bananas
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup or any kind of jam or marmalade
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup any kind of nuts or chocolate chips (optional)

Mix sugars and margarine until creamy.  Add eggs, mix.  Add maple syrup or favorite jam, mix.  Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and nuts or chocolate (optional) and mix.  Oil and flour your baking pan (11x13) and pour mixture into it.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake about 25 to 30 minutes.