Friday, April 10, 2009

Banana Cake

Another banana cake recipe from "the essential baking" cookbook (which i bot for $10.95 recently) that is worth mentioning as the cake is moist and not too sweet and i like it without the frosting. :)

Here's the recipe (since i am now in the mood to type recipes and quite free since it is public holiday too..:D

Banana Cake (from The Essential Baking Cookbook)

Cake Ingredients:-

- 125g unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup caster sugar
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 4 ripe medium bananas, mashed
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1/2 milk
- 2 cups self-raising flour, sifted
- 1/2 tsp ground mixed spice

Butter Frosting

- 125g unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup icing sugar
- 1 tbp lemon juice
- 1/4 cup flaked coconut, toasted


1) Preheat the oven to moderate 180c. Lightly greased a 20cm (8 inch) round cake tin and line the base with baking paper.
2) Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs gradually, beating thoroughly after each addition. Add vanilla and banana and beat until combined.
3) Dissolved the soda in the milk. Used a metal spoon, gently fold the sifted flour and mixed spice alternately with milk into the banana mixture. Stir until all ingredients are just combined and mixture is smooth. Spoon into prepared pan and smooth the surface. Bake for 1 hr or until a skewer inserted in the cake centre comes out clean.
4) Leave the cake in the tin 10mins before turning onto the wire rack to cool completely.
5) For frosting, beat butter , icing sugar, lemon juice with electric beaters until smooth and creamy. Spread over cooled cake using a flat-bladed knife and sprinkle with toasted coconut flakes.



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