Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Faff-Free Cooking with Jackie Johnson - Banana Cake



My motto has always been ‘never trust a skinny cook!' I do like to share recipes that I know work for me. They are not necessarily of my invention – but I will always give you the origin and maybe the story behind them! These recipes are relatively easy to make – hence the title, Faff-Free Cooking

So this month’s treat is – Banana Cake!

Ingredients

Cake

125g butter or margarine
125g caster sugar
50g light soft brown sugar
3 medium bananas - mashed
2 beaten eggs
175g self raising flour

Buttercream Filling

150g icing sugar
75g butter
Vanilla extract
Few drops of lemon juice

1, In a large bowl, cream butter or margarine, caster and light soft brown sugar, until fluffy.
2, Gradually beat in eggs
3, Mix in the mashed banana and flour gently into the batter
4, Grease a 1kg/2lb loaf tin.
5, Bake at Gas 4/350F/180C for 45 – 50 mins until risen and golden.
6, Remove from the tin and allow to cool completely on a wire rack – then cut in half lengthways.
7, To make the buttercream – work together the icing sugar, butter, vanilla and lemon juice with a wooden spoon to make a soft paste and then sandwich the two halves of the cake together with the buttercream.

Scoff and enjoy – Bananas!

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