Banana Cake with Vanilla Cream Cheese Icing

    Banana Cake with Vanilla Cream Cheese Icing


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    This is a lovely, decadent banana cake with vanilla cream cheese icing. It is perfect for an afternoon tea with friends.

    Serves: 18 

    • 1 1/2 cups bananas, mashed
    • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
    • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarb soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 170g butter
    • 425g white sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) buttermilk
    • 125g butter, softened
    • 250g cream cheese, softened
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 420g icing sugar

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Extra time:45min freezing  ›  Ready in:2hours15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 135 degrees C. Grease and flour a 20x30cm cake pan. In a small bowl, mix mashed bananas with lemon juice, set aside. In a medium bowl, mix flour, bicarb soda and salt. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, cream 170g butter and 425g sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in 2 teaspoons vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk. Stir in banana mixture. Pour batter into prepared pan.
    3. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and place directly into freezer for 45 minutes. This will make the cake very moist.
    4. For the icing: In a large bowl, cream 125g butter and cream cheese until smooth. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add icing sugar and beat on low speed until combined, then on high until icing is smooth. Spread on cooled cake.

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