Brilliant banana loaf

Brilliant banana loaf

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(202 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins

Easy

Cuts into 8-10 slices
A cross between banana bread and a drizzle-topped sponge, this cake is great for using up overripe fruit

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freeze un-iced

Nutrition: per slice (10)

  • kcal268
  • fat13g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs34g
  • sugars24g
  • fibre1g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.5g
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Ingredients

  • 140g butter, softened, plus extra for the tin
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  • 140g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

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  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
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  • 50g icing sugar
  • handful dried banana chips, for decoration
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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Butter a 2lb loaf tin and line the base and sides with baking parchment.

  2. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then slowly add the eggs with a little flour. Fold in the remaining flour, baking powder and bananas. Pour into the tin and bake for about 30 mins until a skewer comes out clean. Cool in the tin for 10 mins, then remove to a wire rack.

  3. Mix the icing sugar with 2-3 tsp water to make a runny icing. Drizzle the icing across the top of the cake and decorate with banana chips.

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wee-shelly
14th Aug, 2012
5.05
It was yummy scrummy. I left off the icing for a healthier alternative. Oh and I didn't use the dried banana either simply because I don't like it. :)
pinkpenguin70
6th Aug, 2012
5.05
Delicious and a great one to do with my two year old - she loves mashing up the bananas! Takes about an hour to bake though which is quite a bit longer than the recipe says. Love it!
hleblanc
6th Aug, 2012
5.05
perfect for mcmillan coffee morning in september
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katycooks
3rd Aug, 2012
4.05
Well, it was easy enough to make and looks exactly like the picture. It is moist and tasty, but I ended up removing the dried bananas as they make it really difficult to cut the cake and aren't really necessary.
bernieg02
2nd Aug, 2012
5.05
beautiful moist cake, will definitely make this again!
same965
22nd Jul, 2012
5.05
Easy, fast and delicious!
fionaandailis
17th Jul, 2012
4.05
Tastes fantastic, especially warm out the oven but takes much longer to cook than recipe states - nearly an hour. Not surprised as use a similar recipe regularly that takes an hour. Worth the wait though! Didn't bother with drizzle and chips and kids still loved it.
jaanahede
15th Jul, 2012
5.05
Very nice, easy banana bread! I made it without the drizzle and banana chips, but had it with vanilla ice cream instead - delish!

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