Banana Cake with Lemon Icing

    1 hour 10 minutes

    This nourishing cake keeps well in a covered container for three or four days. A denser cake with a more pronounced banana flavour is obtained by using very ripe bananas.

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    Serves: 10 

    • Cake
    • 140g butter
    • 3/4 cup caster sugar
    • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 2 cups plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 3 ripe, medium bananas, mashed well with a fork
    • Lemon Icing
    • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
    • strained juice of 1–2 lemons

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

    1. Cake: Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Melt the butter gently in a small saucepan, then cool a little. Add the sugar, eggs, milk and vanilla essence. Sift the dry ingredients into a wide bowl and pour in the butter mixture. Stir everything together adding the mashed bananas; do not overmix or beat the batter.
    3. Turn the mixture into a lightly buttered 6-cup ring tin and bake for 30 minutes. The cake should be browned, slightly shrinking from the sides of the tin and a skewer inserted in the middle should come out clean.
    4. Lemon Icing: Put the icing sugar in a bowl and add enough lemon juice to make it a barely pourable consistency. Spread over the cooled cake and leave to set.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. I doubled the butter, eggs and bananas and it made a larger batch, and the cake was extra moist. Also i used 1 lemon and added an extra cup of icing sugar to the icing mix and a little yellow food dye to give it colour.  -  21 Jan 2011


    I have also made this into muffins but altered the recipe slightly: brown sugar instead of white, wholemeal flour instead of normal, added cinnamon and sprinkled on top with a mix of walnut, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Beautiful.  -  11 Aug 2012


    What an easy to make cake with a beautiful moist result! This will be made again and again!  -  07 Nov 2009