Lemon banana cake

Today I was literally “forced” to make a banana cake. While I was preparing breakfast my one year old son was playing really quietly. Once I checked on him I realized he decided to learn how to peel bananas and I found a mountain of peeled bananas next to him. So I searched online for some summery recipes for banana cakes, I looked into my fridge, I combined it all together and a result is a very fresh 3 layers cake. The preparation takes about 20 minutes. For the perfect result you need to let the cake cool in the fridge for at least 3 hours. Most of the ingredients I used are organic.

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Ingredients and preparation:

The base of the cake: Sponge cake

3 eggs

90 gr sugar

100 gr flour

3 teaspoons of baking powder

3 tablespoons olive oil

Beet the eggs with sugar, add the rest of the ingredients, pour into a baking pan that you covered with a baking paper and butter with flour. Bake for 15-20 minutes until a wooden stick comes out clean. Let it cool down for 10-15 minutes.

 

The core of the cake: Yoghurt- cheese cream

200gr Philadelphia cream cheese

300 gr Greek yoghurt

6-8 spoons agave sirup (depends on how sweet you want the cream)

1 tablespoon lemon zest

juice from 1 lemon

3 bananas cut into 1/2 cm thick pieces

Mix all the ingredients (except bananas) together and spread it with spatula on a cool cake. Cover with bananas.

 

The top of the cake: “Jelly”:

Here I used corn starch as a thickener.

200 ml water

juice from 1 lemon

2-3 spoons of agave sirup or sugar (depends on how sweet you want the jelly)

2 spoons corn starch

Heat the water, add lemon juice and a sweetener of your choice. Once the mixture is hot, start stirring it and slowly add corn starch. Remove from the heat, keep on stirring until you get a pudding-like mixture. Spoon it on top of the cake and place the cake into the fridge.

 

As for the benefits, I did not have to force-feed anybody all those bananas neither I had to throw them away 🙂 

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