Banana Cake with Cinnamon Frosting

Soft, moist and incredibly flavourful, this banana single layer cake is perfect indulgence. When you don’t want to go to the efforts of making a layer cake but want to enjoy a cake, then this one is for you.


RECIPE ( MAKES 6 SERVINGS )

INGREDIENTS :

  • 3/4 cup ( 90gms ) All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup ( 113gms ) Castor Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2.5 tbsp ( 40gms ) Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Medium Bananas, Mashed
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup ( 60ml ) Yogurt

BUTTERCREAM :

  • 1/4 cup ( 56gms ) Unsalted Butter
  • 1 cup ( 125gms ) Icing Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Heavy Cream
  • 1 Cinnamom Stick

METHOD :

  1. Preheat oven to 170C. Grease and line a 6″ tin with greaseproof paper.
  2. In a bowl add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and fork through.
  3. Add softened butter and use a hand held mixer and beat till everything resembles bread crumbs.
  4. In a bowl add yogurt, mashed banana, egg, vanilla and beat well.
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry and beat till light and fluffy.
  6. Pour in to the tin and bake for 20 – 25 minutes till browned on top and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool for 1/2 hour, invert on to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
  8. For the buttercream, add cream to a bowl. Add the cinnamon stick, heat in a microwave for 30 seconds. Allow to cool completely and remove the cinnamon stick.
  9. Add butter to a bowl and beat till pale and creamy.
  10. Add the icing sugar, vanilla. Beat till fluffy. Add the cream 1 tbsp at a time and continue to beat till fluffy.
  11. Put in to a piping bag with a plain tip nozzle and pipe on the cake as you wish.
  12. Finish with grated chocolate.

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