Monday 28 March 2011

Easy Peasy Banana Cake

This recipe is a firm favourite in our house! I initially got the recipe from an Australian cookbook I was given for a 7th birthday present! I can't tell you the book as I no longer have it. If you like banana cake you have to try this! It's so quick to make - a mere 5 minutes, and there's so little washing up too! 

60g butter
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 egg
1 cup self raising flour
2 ripe bananas, mashed [the original recipe states 1 banana, but I prefer it with 2]

(makes 1 x 20cm cake)

1. Preheat oven to GM4 / 180C / 350F. Grease well a 20cm tin and dust over the inside of the tin with a little flour.

2. Gently melt the butter in a big pan over low heat - dont let it boil!

3. Take off the heat and add sugar, egg & vanilla.

4. Beat it well with a wooden spoon until smooth

5. Sift it flour - don't stir yet!

6. Add milk and mashed banana. Stir until only just mixed.

7. Spread evenly in tin and bake in centre of oven for 30 minutes.

When cold mix..
1 cup icing sugar
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp lemon rind
a little hot water to mix.

[I find this icing a little rich, so either make a more watered down version, or just a simple icing sugar, teaspoon of butter with a little hot water.]

Yum yum yum. The only issue with this cake is it really doesn't last long - it's really moreish and quite light so fairly easy to polish a lot of it off! My neighbour makes this with added nuts and seeds which is also rather delicious.

Please let me know if you make it and what you think of it. 


ms.composure said...

loving the post! i am def gonna have to try some. new follower :-)

David S said...

Good thing is this is healthy eating nice recipe!
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