Banana cake with peanut butter frosting

  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 60 minutes
  • Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes 60 minutes 20 minutes

Serves: 8-10

Ingredients

For the cake

250g soft brown sugar
2 large Waitrose British Blacktail Eggs
200g (about 3) peeled ripe bananas, mashed
150g plain flour
100g wholemeal flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
150g unsalted butter melted

For the frosting

50g softened butter
100g smooth peanut butter
300g golden icing sugar, sifted
50ml milk
2 tbsp salted roasted peanuts, chopped

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 200˚C, gas mark 6. Line and grease a 900g loaf tin base.

2. With an electric whisk or stand alone mixer, beat the sugar with the eggs until pale and light. Add the mashed banana and continue beating until well mixed.

3. Add both flours, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and the spices followed by the melted butter. Beat until incorporated and tip into the prepared tin.

4. Bake in the preheated oven for 50–60 minutes until risen and golden. (A skewer pushed into the middle should come out clean.)

5. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before removing and leaving to cool on a wire rack.

6. To make the frosting: beat the butter with the peanut butter, add the sifted icing sugar followed by the milk and beat until light and smooth.

7. Spread the icing all over the top of the cooled cake, scatter with the chopped nuts and serve with a good strong cup of tea.