Banana cake with caramel icing

By admin
08 October 2014

Moist and luxurious, this banana cake will satisfy any sweet tooth. It’s one of our favourite cakes.

Serves 6 Preparation: 15 min Baking: 50 min

150 g butter

250 ml (1 c) caster sugar

125 ml (½ c) brown sugar

3 eggs

500 ml (2 c) flour, sifted

7 ml (1½ t) baking powder

10 ml (2 t) ground cinnamon

200 ml sour cream

3 bananas, mashed


125 ml (½ c) caster sugar

50 g butter

125 ml (½ c) double cream

1 banana, sliced

Preheat the oven to 180 °C. Grease a deep ring tin well.

1 Put the butter, caster sugar and brown sugar in a bowl and beat until pale and creamy.

2 Add the eggs one by one, beating well after each addition.

3 Fold in the flour, baking powder and cinnamon.

4 Add the sour cream and bananas and stir to combine.

5 Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking tin and bake for 50 minutes or until done (a skewer inserted in the middle should come out clean).

6 Topping: Heat the sugar in a pan over medium-low heat for 1 minute or until it starts to melt at the sides. Add the butter and stir with a whisk. Pour in the cream while stirring and continue stirring until thick. Pour over the cake.

7 Top the cake with banana slices and serve.

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