Banana Loaf cake with a sweet icing drizzle

I always have some bananas around that haven’t been eaten and have gone brown so rather than throw them away I decided to make a banana loaf cake.   I admit I am not a fan of bananas, never have been but in a cake they are delicious!   So if you have some over ripe bananas laying around don’t throw them away.  Take a look at this very easy recipe for a way of using them  

What you will need:

  • 140g/5oz of butter softened (salted or unsalted)
  • 140g/5oz caster sugar
  • 140g/5oz self raising flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 50g/2oz icing sugar
  • 2lb loaf tin greased and lined
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

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  1. Heat oven t0 180c, 160c fan, gas mark 4 and grease and line a 2lb loaf tin
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy then add one egg and a little flour and mix well and repeat until eggs and flour used.
  3. Add the baking powder and mix well
  4. In a separate bowl mash up 2 bananas with a fork then stir into the cake batter until well combined

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5. Pour into the cake tin, level and 30 cook for around 30 to 40 mins.  If it starts to look brown on top that’s ok as banana loaf cake is naturally darker from the sugar in the bananas.  You can cover with foil if you feel getting to brown.  To check if cooked put a skewer down the centre and if it comes out clean it’s ready.

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6. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes then remove and place onto a cooling rack

7. In bowl add the icing sugar 2 or 3 tsp of water until you get a runny icing

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8.  Drizzle the icing over the top of the cake and leave to set

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Enjoy x

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