Banana cake with brown sugar frosting

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Banana cake with brown sugar frosting
Banana cake with brown sugar frosting
  • Serves: 12 slices

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

The brown sugar frosting which tops this moist banana cake, almost has a toffee flavour, giving you a classic banoffee cake for afternoon tea. Don't be afraid to be generous with the icing on this decadent cake, you won't hear any complaints from friends and family! It's a great way to use up any really ripe bananas you have hanging around in the fruit bowl, and it's easy to make with just a handful of ingredients for the sponge. Put some time aside this weekend and give it a go - it's simple enough to get the kids helping out too.


  • 180g self-raising flour
  • 150g Demerara sugar
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 180g butter
  • 3 eggs


  • 100g softened butter
  • 100g light brown sugar
  • 200g icing sugar

This cake is a great addition to afternoon tea, and goes well with a good cuppa.


Preheat oven to 350F/180C/fan 160C/Gas Mark 4
Grease a 22cm tin and line with baking parchment
  1. Place all the ingredients into a food processor and blitz until fully mixed.
  2. Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until a cocktail stick inserted into the centre comes out clean. When baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin for 10 minute, then transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool fully.
  3. To make the frosting beat the butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the icing sugar a tablespoon at a time until you have a stiff spreading consistency. You may not need all of the icing sugar.
  4. When the cake is cooled, place it on a serving plate and spread the frosting over.

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