Spiced banana cake with caramel cream
I don’t know about you but I always seem to have an abundance of bananas that are past their best. Luckily I love banana cake. Did you know that bananas freeze really well, so next time you have an overripe banana, peel it, slice it and pop in it a bag in the freezer ready to pull out when you want to make this cake. I have added some spices to this cake to give it extra depth of flavour.
I made this cake in my copper cake mould. The copper heats up really well in the oven and you get a “shell” on the cake. This is the sugar caramelizing and forming a slight crust. The recipe would also work in a small loaf tin.
- 4 ozs (115g) butter
- 1 cup (225g) light brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1 ½ cups (150g) flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 2 cardamom pods
- ½ cup yogurt
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1. Pre-heat oven to 180˚C
- 2. Butter and flour your tin. If you are using my copper tin, place a little butter in the tin and pop the tin in the pre-heated oven for 3 minutes. Remove and using a silicon brush, brush the melted butter all over the inside of the tin, taking care to cover the entire surface. Dust in a little flour and shake it around the tin so it sticks to the sides.
- 3. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt into a bowl.
- 4. Remove the seeds from the cardamom pods and crush them slightly.
- 5. Add the crushed seeds and remaining spices to the flour mixture and set aside.
- 6. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Make sure your butter is room temperature and not cold.
- 7. Add the vanilla and the egg and mix to combine.
- 8. Add the mashed banana. Don’t worry if it curdles slightly.
- 9. Add half the flour mixture and fold into the mixture. Then add the yogurt and lastly the remaining flour mixture until well combined.
- 10. Spoon the mixture into your tin. Bake for 45-55 mins or until a skewer comes out clean.
Serve with my toffee butter sauce and cream to make it an extra special treat but equally a slice in a lunchbox is also good.
Let me know if you make this and how you get on #consideredbyhj
Products used: Copper Cake Mould3512117 Mercer Plate3540105