South African Banana Cake Dessert

"Posted for the Zaar Tour 2006. The recipe specifies that this should be served with "cream sauce" but does not give the recipe for that. I suggested sweetened cream or warm custard."
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  • 2 cups warm milk
  • 1 cup cake crumbs (from any yellow cake such as a sponge cake)
  • 12 cup mashed banana
  • 14 cup sugar
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten


  • Buy one those slabs of un-iced cake in a supermarket for this.
  • Pour the warm milk over the cake crumbs and leave for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 deg F/180 deg. Celsius.
  • Whisk milk mixture to make sure there are no clumps. You could put it in a processor to get a really smooth mixture.
  • Add all the other ingredients to the milk mixture.
  • Mix well, and pour into either greased individual bowls, or into a large greased oven dish.
  • Place the bowl(s) in a pan with water (which comes about 1/3 up the sides) and bake about 40 minutes or until set.
  • Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes.
  • Turn out and serve with a cream or butter sauce. (Whatever that means. I copied this from "Cook and Enjoy It", the South African cooking bible!).

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  1. katew
    This was delish and a perfect discovery for using up that last bit of cake that has gone a bit dry - i used banana cake so did not add the mashed banana but I did chop a punnet of strawberries through as I love the colour and taste of cooked strawberries - thanks Zurie for this recipe - my DD's thought this was a fantastic dessert !!


I'm a widow, retired, and I love cooking. I live on the coast in South Africa and I love seafood. You're welcome to my recipes (all kinds, definitely not just seafood!) Just remember that no recipe is ever cast in stone -- adjust to your taste! The photo was taken at a rustic seaside restaurant on our West Coast, approx 1 year ago (2016).
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