Banana, Yoghurt & Blueberry Cake

this cake was delicious! i was asked if i'd bought it ;p (thanks girls, your cheque is in the mail ;)) but it was lovely and moist like a cafe cake. it didn't rise a lot and i think that helped. it doesn't have a really strong banana flavour and the blueberries were a delicious extra touch.

next time i'll try a gluten free version (even though rory's not much interested in cake)

originally from taste, and with non-thermomix instructions there :)

125g butter or margarine
175g caster sugar
2 eggs
2 very ripe bananas
200g plain yoghurt
200g (1 1/3 cups) plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 - 1 punnet fresh blueberries


Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a 22cm springform pan and then line the base with non-stick baking paper.

Mix butter or margarine and sugar in thermomix until pale and creamy - i used speed 4, scraping down a few times and it took maybe a minute, probably less.

turn speed down to 2 and add eggs one at time through the lid.

Remove lid and add in yoghurt, flour and baking powder, mix on speed 4-6 for 10-20 seconds (until the flour is well mixed through).

Add (whole peeled) bananas and mix reverse speed 4 for approx 10 seconds until they stop sounding "chunky"

remove bowl from thermomix and use a spatula to mix the blueberries through. Pour into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for 40-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Remove from oven. Stand for 5-10 minutes then remove cake from pan and place it on a wire rack to cool.

just before eating sift some icing sugar over it. serve on its own or with a dollop of double thick cream

photo tomorrow :)

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