I have to say the 2 bites of cake I got from the 3 kids just transported me to my childhood, and I just HAD to have the recipe.
I was delighted to be presented with the recipe, scanned from Inge's recipe scrapbook, clearly clipped from a magazine and lovingly kept. All in German, but that's not a problem for me. Anyway, I baked this recipe in heart shapes for Valentine's Day. It was delicious, and I wanted to share as it is easy, and slightly different. We don't tend to use a lot of hazelnuts in the UK, and they are such a Germanic flavour. So here we are:
Inge's Banana Hazelnut Cake
3 eggs, beaten
1 packet (about 5g) vanilla sugar
150g ground hazelnuts
300g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
Soften the butter in a bowl and slowly add the beaten eggs, sugar and vanilla sugar. Mash the bananas with a fork and add to the mixture along with the hazelnuts.
Sieve the flour and baking powder into the mixture and fold in.
Pour the batter into a greased ring tin, any excess can be made into small cakes.