Grandmas Old Fashioned Simple Banana Cake
Grandmas Old Fashioned Simple Banana Cake is a simple and quick banana cake to make. Packed full of banana and topped with a lemon infused frosting.
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon
1 and 1/4 cups
plain / all purpose flour
ripe medium sized bananas - mashed
Zest 1 lemon
Juice 1 lemon
Preheat your oven to 180C/350F/Gas mark 4 and lightly grease & line a 9x9 inch square tin and place to one side.
Beat the butter till it is light and fluffy then add in the sugar and beat for a few more minutes until it is well incorporated.
Add in the eggs and vanilla and again mix until well incorporated.
Pour in half of the flour, the baking powder and salt and mix.
Add in the mashed banana and mix until just combined.
Pour in the remaining flour and beat until everything is mixed together.
Scoop the batter into your prepared tin and place in your hot oven for 40-45 minutes.
Test the cake for doneness by inserting a pick into the centre of the cake, if it comes out clean then the cake is baked. If not then bake for a few minutes longer and test again.
If you feel your cake is browning too much then cover with a bit of tin foil and continue to bake until the cake is fully baked.
Take it out of the oven and allow it to cool for 15 minutes in its tin before transferring it to a wire rack to fully cool down.
Once the cake is fully cooled down its time to make the frosting.
Beat the butter until it is very pale. Add in the icing sugar and beat until everything is soft, pale and fluffy.
Zest your lemon into the frosting and then juice it. Mix this into the frosting and spread it evenly over your cake.
Kept in an airtight container at room temperature this cake will last 5 days.
Unfrosted this cake freezes well for 3 months.
Like most banana cakes this cake actually tastes better on day 2, once the flavours have matured.