Sunday, 11 November 2012

Banana Honey Cake- with thanks to Louise

I've got to thank my friend Louise for inspiring this recipe, if it wasn't for her, I would have never even considered making a banana cake.
Thanks so very much Louise I loved making it :D  
This recipe also uses up stuff that's hanging around in the cupboard. 

For the cake you will need:


  • 100g butter
  • 6 tbsp honey
  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 150g sugar
  • 2 ripe banana's 
  • 250ml milk and 2 eggs, beaten
Equipment needed:
  • 450g loaf tin
  • small saucepan
  • tablespoon
  • sieve
  • 2 large bowls
  • fork
  • wooden spoon
  • metal spoon
  • skewer/knife
  1. Preheat oven to Gas Mark 4/180c/350f, and grease and line your loaf tin.
  2. Melt butter with the honey in a small saucepan.
  3. Melt butter with the honey in a small saucepan.
  4. Sift the flour, baking powder and cinnamon into a large bowl, add the sugar and stir.
    Mash the bananas, mix them with the milk and eggs, and then add the melted butter and honey.
  5. Sift the flour, baking powder and cinnamon into a large bowl, add the sugar and stir.
  6. Mash the bananas, mix them with the milk and eggs, and then add the melted butter and honey.
  7. Pour the banana mixture into the dry ingredients, and fold it in with a metal spoon.
  8. Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and bake for 45 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into cake comes out clean.
Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and bake for 45 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into cake comes out clean.
Orange Cream Cheese Icing. 
This seriously is the most yummy icing and it really goes well with the banana cake. 

  • 175g cream cheese
  • 450g icing sugar
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • the zest of one orange
Equipment needed:
  • Sift
  • 2 bowls
  • Hand mixer
  • Knife
  1. Sift the icing sugar in one of the bowls
  2. Mix all the other ingredients together in the other bowl.
  3. Once combined, mix the icing sugar a little at a time. 
  4. Spread the icing onto the cooled banana cake. 
If you don't have the time to make the Orange Cream Cheese Frosting, then just decorate with warmed honey.
Bake On!
Penny 
Bake On! Penny x
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