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    Banana and peanut butter cake

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

    Serves: 12

    Ingredients

    150g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
    150g light brown soft sugar
    75g smooth peanut butter
    2 large eggs, beaten
    3 large bananas, mashed
    300g self-raising flour
    1 tsp baking powder

    TOPPING
    35g unsalted butter, softened
    115g golden icing sugar, sifted
    60g smooth peanut butter
    60g soft cheese
    25g large roasted and salted peanuts, roughly chopped 

    Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4; grease and line a 900g (2lb) loaf tin. Cream the butter and sugar with electric beaters until fluffy; beat in the peanut butter, then the eggs and bananas. Fold in the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Bake for 50-60 minutes in the tin, until risen, golden, and a skewer put into the centre comes out clean; cool completely in the tin.

    2. For the topping, beat the butter until creamy, then beat in the sugar in 2 lots, until crumbly. Beat in the peanut butter, then the cheese and a pinch of salt to make a smooth, spreadable icing (do not overbeat). Ice the cake then sprinkle with the peanuts.

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    This recipe first appeared in Waitrose Food, April 2018 issue. Download the Waitrose Food app for the full issue

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