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Banana Cake

What you need: 

1 medium banana
1 1/2 cups flour
7 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder
3 tablespoons cinnamon
1 cup sugar
1 cup water

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and grease small pan. Place banana in plastic bowl and put it microwave for 20 to 30 seconds. Remove banana from microwave and stir well until banana is mushed. Add the flour to the banana and mix well.
2. Add olive oil, vinegar, vanilla, and salt; stir. Add baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon, and mix again.
3. Add sugar and stir well; and finally add the water (before this your dough may seem gunky, but when you add the water and stir well it will look like normal dough). Place in prepared pan, and bake for around 30 minutes.'

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SO HOW'D IT GO?

I made this using 4 Tbsp veggie oil, and 3 Tbsp apple sauce, and omitted the cinnamon. And I made cupcakes instead of a regular cake. I have to say, they rose WAY more than I had expected them to, but they still came out absolutely delicious! They are definitely very light and fluffy, but the tops are nice golden brown and chewy. Topped with peanut butter frosting, they're to die for. :)

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FANTASTIC!!! I used whole wheat flour, canola instead of olive oil, and added an extra banana cut up to the batter. I also made cupcakes with a tofutti cream cheese frosting and crushed walnuts over top. I was a bit concerned at first because it seemed too thick and then once I added the water too thin but they turned out perfect. Thank you very much for the recipe it is definitely one of my favorites.

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This was yummy!  I used canola oil instead of olive oil, as mentioned earlier.  Unfortunately, I added too many chocolate chunks to it, so it came out VERY chocolately, almost like a chocolate banana cake, but it's still delicious.  I also omitted the cinnamon and added an extra chopped banana and chopped walnuts.  I topped the cake with a peanut butter frosting.  So yummy!  Definitely a keeper.  Thanks for the recipe!  ;)b

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This cake is so moist and delicious!  I used all whole wheat flour, and I topped the cake with the banana buttercream frosting from the Vegan Yum Yum blog.  Excellent recipe!

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Hey you Guys! Thanks for the great reviews and awesome pictures! Everything looks amazing.
  Vegan Christine- When I made this recipe I was just starting out creating my own recipes so I just wrote it exactly how I made it. My advice would be to mix the dry ingredients and then the wet ingredients all together. Sorry for the mix up!
jenjho- If I remember correctly, the cake is supposed to be thick. Banana cakes usually are. If you wanted a lighter cake my suggestion would be to add less oil and less banana

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Used whole wheat. YUM YUM YUM! need i say more?
it was better than i expected. while it was cooking in the oven it smelled delicious.
but it didnt rise as much as i expected. do you think it was something i did wrong?

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Delicious! Very moist......used whole wheat flour and tossed in some mini chocolate chips. I'll definitely be making this again.

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Oh... I also used canola oil instead of olive oil, simply because OO sounded too adventuresome.  :o)  I can't stop eating this cake.  Mmmmmmm.

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Is it important to add the ingredients in the order the directions give?  I've never seen a cake recipe where you create a thick dough and add water after that.  Guess I can experiment next time.

This was very good, but I thought I really screwed it up because the ingredients are out of order according to the directions, so I inadvertently added the flour at the end after the sugar.  Also, the directions don't say when to add the vanilla, so I accidentally skipped it.  This hit me after it was already baking a few minutes, so I took it out of the oven, slightly baked, and stirred in the vanilla.  It still came out very good - moist, light and fluffy.  I left out the cinnamon because I just wanted banana cake, not banana-cinnamon cake.  I also used a large banana (didn't microwave it) instead of a medium.  I topped it with the Faux Cream Cheese Frosting from the Incredible Vegan Carrot Cake recipe here on vegweb and topped it off with chopped walnuts.  Yum.

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This was great!  I doubled the recipe and chopped up little chunks of banana and added it in. 

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