Best Ever Banana Cake

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    The easiest, moistest banana cake ever - with three eggs and three bananas. I always ice it with this luscious lemon icing.

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    Serves: 8 

    • For the Cake
    • 250g soft butter
    • 1 cup light brown sugar
    • 3 eggs (at room temperature)
    • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
    • 2 cups (250g) self-raising flour, sifted
    • For the Icing
    • 45g soft butter
    • 90g cream cheese
    • 1 1/2 cups sifted pure icing sugar
    • zest of 1 lemon
    • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. To make the cake, preheat oven to 180 degrees C, or 160 degrees C if fan-forced. Grease a deep 24cm ring tin.
    2. Beat butter and sugar together until pale and thick.
    3. Add eggs one at a time, beating well between each addition.
    4. Stir through the mashed banana, fold through the flour.
    5. Spoon into prepared tin, bake for 45 minutes or until cake springs back.
    6. To make the icing, beat butter and cream cheese together until smooth.
    7. Fold in icing sugar and lemon zest, add lemon juice and stir until smooth and well combined.
    8. Pour and/or spread over the cooled cake.

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    I have my own recipe, to which I add walnuts, It makes a difference. As regards the icing, I find if you put the butter and the cream cheese in the microwave for a few seconds (wattage determines) it helps whisk into a smooth mixture. Thanks Susan. I shall try this recipe next time i make a banana cake. (try the walnuts )  -  22 Jan 2012


    Great fluffy banana cake, been looking for one for years that doesn't end up a hard rock!  -  20 Feb 2012


     -  10 Oct 2011