I love a good banana cake, I always use my Grandmas recipe as it is tasty, delicious and close to my heart. But when I came across this recipe I had to try it, it sounded weird and fabulous which is right up my ally! And oh my goodness it is absolutely amazing!!!
I cannot stress enough how gorgeous this cake is, moist as a moist thing, easy to make, tasty, huge and with my easy Lemon Icing absolutely delicious!
There are some odd things about this recipe, I have found it in dozens of places online so have no idea where the original recipe comes from, I found it on Happy Hooligans page but you can find the same recipe or similar in lots of places. Often it comes with a cream cheese frosting but I wanted to try it with a fluffy lemon icing and it was just lovely! As you can see I went over the top with the frosting, but you can happily halve the recipe I have included and have a thinner layer and still be pretty happy with yourself!
So onto the odd things, firstly it is cooked at 135 Degrees Celsius! Yep, not a typo, cooked long and slow, for around 1 hour 10 mins in my oven. THEN once out of the oven you put it straight in the freezer for 45 minutes, yep that is what it says! Now I suspect that the cake would still remain moist and delicious if you missed this step but hey – it works so why not! The theory is that it helps retain its moistness. I am not one for changing things too much so if this works then lets do it. I popped a wooden board in the freezer to protect the other food and in it went!
Then I got it out of the freezer and smothered it in delicious Lemon Frosting and it was being served an hour later to a team of hungry Mums who were well impressed! You will have to excuse the photos, I forgot to take some and by then it was nearly all gone! 😀
I made this recipe in my roasting dish, the original recipe calls for 9 in x 13 in (22cm x 33cm) feel free to use what you have but amend cooking time accordingly – the deeper it is the longer it will need to cook – it’s a lot of batter so go large! Be mindful you will need to use a dish that can go from oven hot to the freezer without breaking.
I just know you will love this recipe to use up any past their best Bananas, it certainly smelt and looked fabulous!
This is such a fun recipe to make, you will absolutely love it, takes moist banana cake to a whole other level!!
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