A true home-style banana cake recipe, served best topped with chocolate icing (and sprinkles if you desire)
Cooking time: 50 minutes Oven temperature: 180ºC
- 115g soft butter (room temperature)
- 1 C brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 2-3 mashed over-ripe bananas (store them in the freezer)
- 1-2 teaspoons of cinnamon
- 3 eggs (room temperature)
- 2 C plain flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 C milk
Step 1: Cream butter and sugar. Add mashed bananas, cinnamon, beaten egg and vanilla essence.
Step 2: In a separate bowel, sift the flour and baking powder and add this to the mixture. Finally add the baking soda that has been dissolved in milk.
Step 3: Pour the mixture into a lined baking tin and bake in a moderate oven (180°C) for 50 minutes or until it appears golden brown and the poker (knitting needle or skewer) emerges from the cake free from mixture.
3 C icing sugar
1/4 C coco powder
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons of boiling water