Monday, 28 February 2011

Banana Ginger Cake Recipe

Now this recipe is really yummy.

6 oz sugar, (3 oz demerera, 3 oz caster)
2 oz butter, softened
3 medium bananas, mashed
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
7 oz flour
1½ tsp baking powder
1 oz finely chopped glace ginger
2 tbps semi skimmed milk

6 oz icing suger
2 oz butter
½ tsp ginger powder (or to taste)
Sprinkling of nutmeg

  1. Preheat the oven to 180° C/350° F (Gas Mark 4)
  2. Grease an 8" square cake tin
  3. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, mix sugar and butter together. until blended.  Add mashed banana, vanilla and egg.  Mix well.
  4. Add flour, baking powder, glace ginger, to mixture.  Mix well, and add milk as needed.
  5. Transfer to the cake tin.
  6. Bake for around 25-35 minutes at 180° C, until a skewer into the centre comes out clean.  Leave to cool, then turn out onto a cooling rack.
  7. In a small bowl cream the butter, then mix in the icing sugar and ginger.  
  8. Cover the cake with the topping, leaving it rough or peaked.  Sprinkle with the nutmeg powder.  Cut into around 9 squares before serving.
Whenever I make this cake, it is well received.  I have to say, I just love ginger, so this is one of my favourites too.

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