Today I wanted to share a new recipe I tried for a banana loaf. I’ve always wanted to make a banana cake or loaf of some kind, because they just sound delicious. So read on for the recipe:
You will need-
- 140g butter, softened
- 140g caster sugar
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 140g self-raising flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 50g icing sugar
- Walnuts / Dried Banana for decorating
This is a very simple recipe, basically a standard cake mix with banana added! I will warn you now that whilst it is baking you will overcome with the gorgeous smell that arises from the oven, and besides licking the spoon, isn’t the smell from the oven one of the great joys of baking?
Preheat the oven to Gas mark 4 and ensure your baking tin is greased and ready.
Firstly mix your sugar and butter until it is light and fluffy. You will then need to add in your eggs (one at a time is best). Once this has been mixed in, sift in the flour along with the baking powder. Lastly you will need to add in the two bananas, make sure they are mashed through properly before adding! Pour the mixture into your greased tin. (I would suggest some parchment paper as well, as it can be tricky to get this out of the tin. Bake for 30- 35 minutes (test it is cooked through by using a skewer through the cake, if it comes out clean, it’s ready).
Remove from the tin, and once cooled you can then decorate. I decided to go with icing and walnuts, but you can add whatever topping you love! Dried bananas is a great one.
I found that the banana did sort of sink to the bottom of my pan, and therefore this resulted in a bit of a greasy bottom. I just left the cake in longer than normal, and left it cook through. Just ensure you check it is cooked before removing 🙂
Thanks reading everyone. What are your go to baking recipes?
*You guys know how much I love BBC Good Food- This recipe was tried and slightly adapted from the Banana loaf found here