Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Best Banana Cake with Vanilla butter icing

This is the BEST banana cake you will ever eat. Fact.
The recipe is actually called banana bread, but after I added the icing I think it should be called a cake!  It is taken from Sophie Dahl's Voluptious Delights.

75g soft butter
4 ripe bananas, mashed up
200g soft brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
1 pinch of salt
170g plain flour

Preheat the oven tp 180oc. Grease and line your tin.

Pour the mashed bananas into a big mixing bowl.  Mix in the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla extract.  Add the bicarbonate of soda and salt and mix the flour last.  Pour into the prepared tin.  Bake for 1 hour, remove and cool.

vanilla butter icing
230g butter, softened
113g icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp milk

Beat the butter with an electric mix until pale and fluffy, add the icing sugar vanilla and milk and beat until smooth (about 5 minutes). Spread over the cooled cake.

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